Owensville, MO

Truck Crash Lawyers in Owensville, MO


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Truck Crash Lawyers Owensville, MO. Truck accidents can have devastating consequences that go well beyond a normal car crash. After being injured in a truck accident, there's the very real likelihood that you might have to deal with excessive medical expenses and possibly months, years or even a lifetime of additional treatment. If you were injured because of another person's reckless behavior, you do not have to go through your recovery alone. The experienced and committed Owensville, MO truck crash lawyers at Halvorsen Klote are here to fight on your behalf and get you the compensation you need to be made whole again. If you or a loved one has been impacted by a truck driver or trucking company's negligence, call our Owensville, MO truck crash lawyers today at 877-51-HKLAW or contact us online for a complimentary consultation.


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Truck Crash Lawyers: The Statistics

Any Owensville, MO motor vehicle accident can result in disastrous injuries or, in the most tragic cases, wrongful death. Victims of truck accidents are at particularly high risk due to the mere size of semi-trucks and the force they carry. Even though trucks make up just 4.6 percent of registered vehicles in 2016, trucks and large buses were part of 13.2 percent of fatal crashes. In fatal truck accidents, 72 percent of people killed in truck accidents were occupants of other vehicles, not the truck. Trucks are on average 20-30 times larger than conventional vehicles and take 20-40 percent longer to reach a complete stop.

Owensville, MO truck drivers and their trucking companies have an enormous obligation to ensure everyone on the road is safe. Because truck accidents are so perilous, there are firm regulations that truck drivers and truck companies must comply with. When they do not respect those rules and you are subsequently injured through no fault of your own, you need to get in touch with the Owensville, MO truck crash lawyers of HK Law to get the recovery you are entitled to.

Who Can My Owensville, MO Truck Crash Lawyers Hold Accountable for My Injuries?

Each truck accident is different, and the liable parties will differ depending on what caused the crash. The experienced and dependable Owensville, MO truck crash lawyers at HK Law know how to evaluate truck accidents and determine liability. Below are some of the parties our truck crash lawyers may be able to hold accountable for your injuries.

The Driver

According to the Federal Motor Safety Administration, 87 percent of truck accident are caused by driver error. Examples of when a truck driver may be found negligent are:

  • Distracted driving, including driving while
    • Texting, or otherwise using their phone
    • Eating or drinking
    • Tobacco use
    • Changing AC/Heat controls or the radio
    • Focusing on something on the side of the road
    • Daydreaming
    • Driving while fatigued
  • Driving while intoxicated or under the influence of drugs
  • Aggressive or reckless driving
  • Neglecting to check blind spots and other unsafe lane changes
  • Speeding

If you were injured because a truck driver did not do their job correctly and didn't care about your safety, call HK Law's truck crash lawyers today to take the first step in obtaining justice for your injuries and great financial compensation.

The Truck Company

Truck companies owe the same duty of care to people on Owensville, MO roads that trick drivers do. Semi-trucks typically drive hundreds of thousands of miles a year and because of that can come into disrepair rapidly. While trucks are pulled over for inspection, there are simply too many on the Owensville, MO roads for the Department of Transportation to be able to guarantee every semi-truck's safety. That's why regular maintenance and repairs is essential for truck companies.

In addition, truck companies have a duty to take care of their drivers and not overwork them. Some studies indicate that drowsy driving impairs a driver more than drunk driving. There are stringent laws about how many miles a truck driver can drive in one day and how often they are supposed to take breaks. The standard rules are:

  • An 11-hour driving limit after 10 straight hours off duty;
  • A 14-hour driving limit followed by 10 straight hours off duty, even if they were not driving all 14 of those hours;
  • A 30-minute driving break if a truck driver has driven more than eight straight hours without a 30-minute break;
  • A 60/70-hour limit in 7/8 consecutive days, and a driver may only restart the 7/8 consecutive day period after having 34 or more hours off-duty.

Unfortunately, some Owensville, MO truck companies are concerned more about their miles than they do about doing what's right. If you were injured in a truck crash because a driver was tired, it may be because they forced to complete a delivery even when they had already exceeded driving limits.

Finally, truck companies have a duty to only hire qualified drivers. Truck drivers need a Commercial Driver License in order to legally drive a semi-truck. If a truck company hires somebody who does not have the appropriate license, has a history of drunk driving or is otherwise unqualified to drive a truck, they can be held responsible for their negligent hiring practices.

The Truck Manufacturer and Mechanics

Like car manufacturers, any company that designs or produces trucks has a duty to issue recalls on any component they find to be dangerous. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration states that any component that carries "unreasonable risk of death or injury in an accident" must be recalled.

Similarly, if a mechanic observes a defective component and does not repair it or does not fix it adequately, HK Law's truck crash lawyers may be able to hold them accountable.

The Shipping Company

Cargo needs to be correctly loaded so that the weight distribution is balanced and the cargo is safely secured within the truck. Unbalanced weight distribution or unattached cargo could cause the truck to roll-over and hurt you. If the shipping company did not load their cargo correctly, they may be to blame for your injuries.

Local or State Government

Dangers in the road including potholes, loose guard rails or defective traffic lights can occasionally leads to truck accidents. Governments have a responsibility to maintain the safety of our roadways and when they eschew that duty you may be able to hold them responsible with the help of veteran and skilled Owensville, MO truck crash lawyers. Third party contractors that fixed the hazards insufficiently may also be held liable.

Do I Need Truck Crash Lawyers?

If you have been injured in a truck accident, then you absolutely need to hire a lawyer. Truck drivers and trucking companies have costly insurance policies and their insurance adjusters will do everything in their power to minimize your compensation. The catastrophic consequences of truck accidents go well beyond a common fender bender that you might be able to deal with on your own. Your Owensville, MO truck crash lawyers at HK Law understand how to properly value, negotiate and recover for you the compensation you are entitled to. Besides dealing with insurance companies, veteran and knowledgeable truck crash lawyers will:

  • Obtain and evaluate evidence, including:
    • The truck's black box
    • Video footage from the truck's ca
    • Nearby surveillance footage
    • Witness statements
    • Police reports
    • The accident site
    • Employer records
    • Maintenance records
  • Manage all communication, litigation, and documentation
  • Review you medical records
  • Work with medical and motor vehicle accident experts to determine liability and correctly calculate the value of your damages
  • Keep you consistently updated on the status of your case
  • Take your case in front of a judge and jury if we cannot obtain a fair settlement

Our Owensville, MO truck crash lawyers know how to get you the full compensation you are owed. You owe us no attorney's fees unless we win your case.

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If you have been hurt in a truck accident through no fault of your own, the dedicated and knowledgeable truck crash lawyers of Halvorsen Klote will take up your case. You should not have to worry about outrageous medical expenses and lost wages because of somebody else's reckless actions. Let us fight on your behalf to secure you the compensation you deserve. Call us today at 877-51-HKLAW or contact us online to find out more about how the Owensville, MO truck crash lawyers of Halvorsen Klote can help you.


Joel Halvorsen

Joel Halvorsen

Attorney at Law

Joel Halvorsen and his partner Greg Klote founded the Halvorsen Klote law firm on the principle that injured people and their families should have access to the same quality legal representation as large insurance companies.


Greg Klote

Greg Klote

Attorney at Law

Greg Klote is a partner and founder of Halvorsen Klote.

Greg has successfully fought for people who were injured through no fault of their own. He became a lawyer to help make a difference in the lives of those who have been wronged and treated unfairly.


Samantha Orlowski

Samantha Orlowski

Attorney at Law

Samantha Orlowski is a practicing attorney Halvorsen Klote.

Samantha joined Halvorsen Klote in 2018 as a law clerk and has since become a practicing attorney. Sam's number one priority is to provide individualized experiences for each client to achieve the best results.