Potosi, MO

Truck Crash Lawyers in Potosi, MO


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Truck Crash Lawyers Potosi, MO. Truck crashes cause devastating injuries. After receiving an injury in a truck accident, there's the very real possibility that you are facing exorbitant medical expenses and possibly even long-term or permanent disability. If you were hurt because of another person's recklessness, you do not have to go through your recovery alone. The experienced and devoted Potosi, MO truck crash lawyers at Halvorsen Klote are here to fight on your behalf and help you receive the compensation you are entitled to. If you or a loved one has been affected by a truck driver or trucking company's negligence, call our Potosi, MO truck crash lawyers today at 866-382-4167 or contact us online for a free case evaluation.


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Potosi, MO Truck Crash Lawyers: The Statistics

Any Potosi, MO motor vehicle accident can lead to disastrous injuries or, in the most tragic cases, wrongful death. People who were injured as the result of truck crashes are at extremely high risk due to the force that truck accidents carry both on city roads and on highways. Despite accounting for just 4.6 percent of registered vehicles in 2016, trucks and large buses caused 13.2 percent of traffic related deaths. In fatal truck accidents, Almost three-quarters of people killed in truck accidents were occupants of other vehicles, not the truck. Most trucks are 20-30 times larger than standard cars and take 20-40 percent more time to reach a complete stop.

Because truck accidents in Potosi, MO are so dangerous, there are firm regulations that truck drivers and truck companies must observe. When they do not respect those rules and you are subsequently injured through no fault of your own, you need to reach out to the Potosi, MO truck crash lawyers of Halvorsen Klote to stand up the the trucking company and insurance company.

Who Can My Potosi, MO Truck Crash Lawyers Find Liable for My Injuries?

Each truck accident is ]unique, and the liable parties will differ depending how your specific crash happened. The experienced and dependable Potosi, MO truck crash lawyers at HK Law know how to evaluate truck accidents and determine liability. The following 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, nearly nine-tenths of truck accidents are caused by negligent driving. Examples of when a truck driver may be found accountable are:

  • Distracted driving, including driving while
    • Texting, or using their phone in any manner
    • Eating or drinking
    • Smoking
    • Changing AC/Heat settings or the radio
    • Focusing on something on the side of the road
    • Lost in thought
    • Driving while drowsy
  • Driving while intoxicated or otherwise impaired
  • Aggressive driving
  • Failure to check blind spots
  • Speeding

If you were hurt because a truck driver did not do their job properly and disregarded your safety, call HK Law'struck crash lawyers today to start on your path to winning a full financial recovery for all of your damages.

The Truck Company

Truck companies can be just as liable as Potosi, MO truck drivers. Semi-trucks are in constant use and as such the company needs to stay up to date on repairs. While trucks are often pulled over for inspection, there are simply too many on the Potosi, MO roads for the Department of Transportation to be able to ensure every semi-truck's safety. That's why scheduled maintenance and repairs is essential for the safety for everyone on the road.

Furthermore, truck companies have a duty to their drivers are not overworked. Some studies demonstrate that drowsy driving impairs a driver more than drunk driving. There are strict regulations about how much truck drivers can drive within a certain period. The standard rules are:

  • An 11-hour driving limit after 10 consecutive hours not driving;
  • A 14-hour driving limit followed by 10 consecutive hours not driving, even if they were not driving the entire time;
  • A half-hour driving break if a truck driver has driven more than eight consecutive 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.

Regrettably, some Potosi, MO truck companies care more about their miles than they do about keeping everyone safe. If a truck driver's drowsy driving caused your injuries, it may be because they forced to complete a delivery even when they had already exceeded driving limits.

Lastly, truck companies must only hire drivers who are capable of driving safely. Truck drivers need a Commercial Driver License in order to legally drive a semi-truck. If a truck company hires someone who does not have the appropriate license, has a history of drunk driving or is otherwise unqualified to drive a truck, they are liable for their negligent hiring practices.

The Truck Manufacturer and Mechanics

Like car manufacturers, any company that designs or produces trucks has an obligation to make sure they are safe to reach the market. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration dictates that any device that carries "unreasonable risk of death or injury in an accident" must be recalled.

Similarly, if a mechanic observes a faulty component and does not correct it, HK Law's truck crash lawyers may be able to hold them responsible.

The Shipping Company

Cargo needs to be correctly loaded so that the cargo is safely affixed within the truck. Uneven weight distribution could cause the truck to roll-over and injure you. If the shipping company did not guarantee the safety of their shipping practices, they may be at fault for your injuries.

Local or State Government

Roadway hazards including potholes, loose guard rails or malfunctioning traffic lights can sometimes result in truck accidents. Governments have a responsibility to keep our roadways safe and when they neglect that duty you may be able to make a claim against them with the help of accomplished and knowledgeable Potosi, MO truck crash lawyers. Construction companies hired to repair the hazards incorrectly may also be included in your claim.

Do I Need Potosi, MO Truck Crash Lawyers?

If a negligent person or organization injured you, then you unquestionably need to hire a lawyer. Truck drivers and trucking companies have high-priced insurance policies and their insurance adjusters will put a lot of hours into trying to lower how much money you get. The devastating repercussions of truck accidents go well beyond a common fender bender that you might be able to manage yourself. Your Potosi, MO truck crash lawyers at HK Law understand how to effectively value, negotiate and recover for you the compensation you are owed. Aside from fighting back against the trucking company, experienced and talented truck crash lawyers will:

  • Obtain and analyze evidence, including:
    • The truck's black box
    • Video footage from the truck's cab
    • Nearby surveillance footage
    • Eyewitness testimony
    • Police reports
    • The scene of the accident
    • Employer records
    • Maintenance records
  • Oversee the entire legal process
  • Go through your medical records
  • Work with medical and auto crash experts to determine liability and suitably determine how much compensation you are owed
  • Keep in constant communication with you
  • Take your case to trial if the insurance and trucking company will not be reasonable in negotiations

Our Potosi, MO truck crash lawyers know that with medical bills and lost wages, you may be nervous about retaining legal representation. You owe us no attorney's fees unless we win your case.

The personal injury lawyers at HK Law have experience arguing and winning a wide scope of personal injury cases. Check out the links below to see more about the services we offer.


Contact Your Potosi, MO Truck Crash Lawyers Today | HK Law

If you have been harmed in a truck accident through no fault of your own, the devoted and skilled truck crash lawyers of Halvorsen Klote will take up your case. You should not have to worry about costly medical expenses and lost wages because of somebody else's reckless actions. Let us fight by your side to win you the recovery you are entitled to. Call us today at 866-382-4167 or contact us online to discover more about how the Potosi, 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.