Quincy, MO

Truck Crash Lawyers in Quincy, MO


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Truck Crash Lawyers Quincy, MO. Truck crashes can have devastating consequences that go far beyond a normal car accident. After being injured in a truck accident, there's the very real chance that you are facing excessive medical expenses and possibly months, years or even a lifetime of additional care. If you were injured because of another person's recklessness, you do not have to go through your recovery alone. The accomplished and dedicated Quincy, MO truck crash lawyers at Halvorsen Klote are here to fight by your side and get you the compensation you need to be made whole again. If you or a loved one has been injured by a truck driver or trucking company's recklessness, call our Quincy, MO truck crash lawyers today at 877-51-HKLAW or contact us online for a complimentary case review.


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Truck Crash Lawyers: The Statistics

Any Quincy, MO motor vehicle accident can cause catastrophic injuries or, in the worst cases, wrongful death. Victims of truck accidents are at extremely high risk due to the mere size of semi-trucks and the force they expel. Even though trucks account for just 4.6 percent of registered vehicles in 2016, trucks and large buses were involved in 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 more massive than conventional vehicles and take 20-40 percent more time to come to a complete stop.

Quincy, MO truck drivers and their trucking companies have a colossal responsibility to ensure everyone on the road is safe. Because truck accidents are so perilous, there are strict regulations that truck drivers and truck companies must act in accordance with. When they disregard those rules and you are subsequently injured through no fault of your own, you need to contact the Quincy, MO truck crash lawyers of HK Law to get the compensation you are owed.

Who Can My Quincy, 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 Quincy, 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
    • Using tobacco
    • Adjusting AC/Heat settings or the radio
    • Not focusing on the road in front
    • Daydreaming
    • Driving while fatigued
  • Drunk driving, or being under the influence of drugs
  • Aggressive or reckless driving
  • Failure to check blind spots and other unsafe lane changes
  • Speeding

If you were harmed because a truck driver did not do their job adequately 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 Quincy, MO roads that trick drivers do. Semi-trucks usually drive hundreds of thousands of miles a year and consequently they can come into disrepair rapidly. While trucks can be pulled over for inspection, they are too numerous for the Department of Transportation to be able to confirm every semi-truck's safety. That's why consistent maintenance and repairs need to be a priority for truck companies.

In addition, truck companies have a duty to take care of their drivers and not obligate them to drive too long. Some studies suggest that drowsy driving can be worse than drunk driving. There are stringent regulations concerning the number of miles a truck driver can drive in one day and how often they need 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 consecutive 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 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.

Sadly, some Quincy, MO truck companies care more about their miles than they do about doing what's right. If you were injured in a truck crash because a driver was fatigued, it may be because they obligated to complete a delivery even when they had already exceeded driving limits.

Finally, truck companies have an obligation 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 someone who does not have the proper license, has a history of drunk driving or is otherwise unqualified to drive a truck, they can be held responsible for their negligent hiring process.

The Truck Manufacturer and Mechanics

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

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

The Shipping Company

Cargo needs to be properly loaded so that the weight distribution is balanced and the cargo is safely fixed within the truck. Unbalanced weight distribution or shifting cargo could cause the truck to roll-over and harm you. If the shipping company failed to load their cargo properly, they may be responsible for your injuries.

Local or State Government

Dangers in the road such as broken pavement, loose guard rails or faulty traffic lights can sometimes cause truck accidents. Governments have a duty to maintain the safety of our roadways and when they fail in that duty you may be able to hold them responsible with the help of veteran and talented Quincy, MO truck crash lawyers. Third party contractors that fixed the hazards inadequately may also be held accountable.

Do I Need Truck Crash Lawyers?

If you have been injured in a truck crash, then you unquestionably need to hire a lawyer. Truck drivers and trucking companies have high-priced insurance policies and their insurance adjusters will do everything in their power to lower your compensation. The catastrophic ramifications of truck accidents go far beyond a normal fender bender that you might be able to deal with yourself. Your Quincy, MO truck crash lawyers at HK Law know how to properly value, negotiate and recover for you the compensation you deserve. Aside from dealing with insurance companies, seasoned and knowledgeable truck crash lawyers will:

  • Gather and analyze evidence, including:
    • The truck's black box
    • Video footage from inside the truck
    • Nearby surveillance video
    • Witness statements
    • Police reports
    • The scene of the accident
    • Employer records
    • Maintenance records
  • Oversee all communication, litigation, and documentation
  • Review you medical records
  • Work with medical and car crash experts to determine liability and properly calculate the value of your claim
  • Keep you consistently updated on the status of your claim
  • 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 how to get you the full compensation you are owed. 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 variety of personal injury cases. Check out the links below to see more about the services we offer.


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If you have been hurt in a truck accident through no fault of your own, the devoted and knowledgeable 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 reckless behavior. Let us fight on your behalf to secure you the recovery you are owed. Call us today at 877-51-HKLAW 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.


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.