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Truck Crash Lawyers in Quincy, MO


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Truck Crash Lawyers Quincy, MO. Truck crashes can have catastrophic consequences that go well beyond a normal car accident. After suffering an injury in a truck accident, you're probably facing exorbitant medical costs and possibly even long-term or permanent disability. If you were hurt because of another person's negligence, you do not have to go through your recovery alone. The experienced and devoted Quincy, MO truck crash lawyers at Halvorsen Klote are here to fight on your behalf and help you receive the compensation you are owed. If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident through no fault of your own, speak to our Quincy, MO truck crash lawyers today at 866-382-4167 or contact us online for a free case review.


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Do I Need Quincy, MO Truck Crash Lawyers?

If a negligent person or organization injured you, then you definitely need to hire a lawyer. Truck drivers and trucking companies have costly insurance policies and their insurance adjusters will put a lot of hours into trying to lower your financial recovery. The devastating ramifications of truck accidents go far beyond a normal claim between two civilian motorists that you might be able to deal with without an attorney. Your Quincy, MO truck crash lawyers at HK Law know how to prove exactly how much you are owed and why. Aside from standing up to the trucking company, accomplished and knowledgeable truck crash lawyers will:

  • Gather and analyze evidence, including:
    • The truck's black box
    • Video from the truck's cab
    • Close-by surveillance video
    • Eyewitness depositions
    • Police reports
    • The crash site
    • Employer records
    • Maintenance records
  • Handle the entire legal process
  • Go through your medical records
  • Work with medical and auto wreck experts to determine negligence and correctly determine how much compensation you are owed
  • Keep you consistently updated on the status of your case
  • Take your case in front of a judge and jury if we cannot secure a fair settlement offer

Our Quincy, MO truck crash lawyers know that with medical bills and lost wages, you may be nervous about retaining legal representation. We charge no attorney's fees unless you get the full compensation you deserve.


Quincy, MO Truck Crash Lawyers: The Statistics

Any Quincy, MO motor vehicle accident can result in disastrous injuries or, in the worst cases, wrongful death. People who were injured as the result of truck crashes are at extremely high risk owing to the sheer size of semi-trucks and the force they carry. Even though trucks make up just 4 percent of registered vehicles, trucks are associated with 9 percent of fatal accidents. In fatal truck accidents, 72 percent of of fatalities were occupants of other vehicles, not the truck. Trucks are on average 20-30 times heavier than standard cars and take 20-40 percent longer to reach a complete stop.

Because truck accidents in Quincy, MO are so perilous, there are firm regulations that truck drivers and truck companies must observe. When their negligence in following those rules injures you, you need to reach out to the Quincy, MO truck crash lawyers of Halvorsen Klote to get the compensation you deserve.

How Much Is My Quincy, MO Truck Accident Case Worth?

There are three types of compensation you are eligible after a truck accident: economic damages, non-economic damages and, depending on the specifics of your case, punitive damages.

Economic damages compensate you for the economic losses you've suffered because of your injuries. These include:

  • Property damage
  • Medical costs, such as
    • Emergency care
    • Follow-up appointments
    • Tests and procedures
    • Braces or other assistive devices
    • Chiropractic care or physical therapy
    • Any anticipated future costs, such as further surgeries
  • Lost wages
  • Lost earning capacity if your injuries result in permanent disability
  • Other expenses such as needing to hire services for help with household chores

Non-economic damages compensate you for the repercussions of your injuries you can't put a dollar amount on, like the physical and emotional pain of your injuries. Non-economic damages include:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Stress
  • Loss of ability to enjoy life
  • Disfigurement
  • Inconvenience
  • Disability
  • Loss of consortium

Punitive damages are uncommon and are reserved for cases where the negligent party was incredibly reckless, for example, if a truck driver was driving drunk.

How much your personal injury claim is worth depends on the seriousness of your injuries, the impact they've had on your life and how hard your truck crashes lawyers are willing to fight for you. Call Halvorsen Klote today at 866-382-4167 to learn more about what we can do for you.

Who Can My Quincy, 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 knowledgeable and capable Quincy, MO truck crash lawyers at Halvorsen Klote know how to evaluate truck accidents and determine liability. The following are some of the common causes of truck accidents and the parties our truck crash lawyers can seek compensation from.

The Driver

According to the Federal Motor Safety Administration, almost 90 percent of truck accidents are the result of negligent driving. Examples of when a truck driver may be found responsible are:

  • Distracted driving, including driving while
    • Texting, or using their phone in any manner
    • Eating or drinking
    • Using tobacco
    • Changing climate controls or the radio
    • Paying attention to something on the side of the road
    • Daydreaming
    • Driving while fatigued
  • Drunk driving, or being under the influence of drugs
  • Aggressive driving
  • Neglecting to check blind spots
  • Driving too fast for road conditions

If you were hurt because a truck driver did not do their job adequately and disregarded your safety, call Halvorsen Klote's semi-truck accident lawyers today to start on your path to securing a full financial recovery for your injuries.

The Truck Company

Truck companies owe the same duty of care to people on Quincy, MO roads that truck drivers do. Semi-trucks are in constant use and as such they need to be maintained properly. While trucks are often pulled over for inspection, they are too numerous for the Department of Transportation to be able to guarantee every semi-truck's safety. That's why consistent maintenance and repairs is essential for truck companies.

Furthermore, truck companies have a duty to take care of their drivers and not overwork them. Some studies suggest that driving with less than four hours sleep within 24 hours impairs a driver more than drunk driving. There are strict laws concerning how much truck drivers can drive within a certain period. The hours of service regulations 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 on duty all 14 of those hours;
  • 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 straight day period after being off duty for at least 34 hours.

Unfortunately, some Quincy, MO truck companies are worried more about their bottom line than they do about doing what's right. If a truck driver's drowsy driving caused your injuries, it's possible that they forced to keep driving even when it violates federal regulations.

Lastly, truck companies have a responsibility to only hire professional drivers. Truck drivers are required to have a Commercial Driver License in order to legally operate a semi-truck. If a truck company hires someone who does not have the correct license, has a history of drunk driving or is otherwise unqualified to drive a truck, they are liable for not hiring a qualified driver.

The Truck Manufacturer and Mechanics

Anyone involved in the design, manufacture, distribution and sale of trucks has a duty to make sure they are safe to reach the market. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration states that any component that carries "unreasonable risk of death or injury in an accident" must be taken off the market.

Similarly, if a mechanic notices a safety hazard and does not repair it or does not fix it correctly, 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 weight distribution is balanced. Shifting cargo can lead to roll over accidents. If the shipping company failed to guarantee the safety of their shipping practices, you can also file a claim against them.

Local or State Government

Dangers in the road like potholes, loose guard rails or faulty traffic lights can cause truck accidents. Governments have a duty to keep our roadways safe and when they neglect that duty you may be able to hold them accountable with the help of accomplished and knowledgeable Quincy, MO truck crash lawyers. Construction companies hired to repair the hazards insufficiently may also be included in your claim.

The personal injury lawyers at HK Law have experience fighting and winning a wide range of personal injury cases. Check out the links below to see what other cases we take on.

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If you have been harmed in a truck crash because someone else was negligent, the dedicated and skilled truck crash lawyers of Halvorsen Klote will take up your case. You should not have to worry about outrageous medical bills and lost wages because of somebody else's negligence. Let us fight on your behalf to win you the recovery you are entitled to. Speak to an attorney today at 866-382-4167 or contact us online to discover more about how the Quincy, 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.