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Truck Crash Lawyers in Republic, MO


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Truck Crash Lawyers Republic, MO. Truck crashes cause devastating injuries. After being injured in a truck accident, there's the very real possibility that you are facing excessive medical expenses and possibly months, years or even a lifetime of further treatment. If you were hurt because of someone else's negligence, you should not have to go through your recovery alone. The veteran and devoted Republic, MO truck crash lawyers at Halvorsen Klote are here to fight on your behalf and win you the compensation you are entitled to. If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident through no fault of your own, reach out to our Republic, MO truck crash lawyers today at 866-382-4167 or contact us online for a complimentary case review.


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Republic, MO Truck Crash Lawyers: The Statistics

Any Republic, MO motor vehicle accident can cause catastrophic injuries or, in the worst cases, wrongful death. Victims of truck accidents are at particularly high risk due to the force that truck accidents carry both on city roads and on highways. Even though trucks account 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 of fatalities were occupants of passenger vehicles, not the truck. Trucks are on average 20-30 times heavier than passenger vehicles and take 20-40 percent more time to reach a complete stop.

Because truck accidents in Republic, MO are so high-risk, there are stringent laws 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 get in touch with the Republic, MO truck crash lawyers of HK Law to stand up the the trucking company and insurance company.

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

Each truck accident is ]unique, and who we can hold accountable depends on on what caused the crash. The knowledgeable and capable Republic, MO truck crash lawyers at Halvorsen Klote know how to evaluate truck accidents and determine liability. The following are some of the people and organizations our truck crash lawyers may be able to hold accountable for your injuries.

The Driver

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

  • Distracted driving, including driving while
    • Texting, or otherwise using their phone
    • Eating or drinking
    • Using tobacco
    • Adjusting climate settings or the radio
    • Paying attention to something on the side of the road
    • Daydreaming
    • Driving while drowsy
  • Driving while drunk or otherwise impaired
  • Reckless driving
  • Unsafe lane changes
  • Driving too fast for road conditions

If you were injured because of a negligent truck driver, call Halvorsen Klote'struck crash lawyers today to start on your journey winning full financial compensation for all of your damages.

The Truck Company

Truck companies can be just as negligent as Republic, MO truck drivers. Semi-trucks frequently drive hundreds of thousands of miles a year and consequently 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 Republic, MO roads for the Department of Transportation to be able to monitor every single truck. That's why systematic maintenance and repairs is paramount for truck companies.

Additionally, truck companies have an obligation to take care of their drivers and not obligate them to drive too long. Some studies indicate that driving with less than four hours sleep within 24 hours 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 straight hours not driving;
  • A 14-hour driving limit followed by 10 consecutive hours off duty, even if they were not driving all 14 of those hours;
  • A half-hour 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 straight day period after being off duty for at least 34 hours.

Sadly, some Republic, MO truck companies are worried more about their bottom line than they do about the public's and their own driver's safety. If you were injured in a truck crash because a driver was tired, it may be because they obligated to keep driving 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 is untrained, has a history of drunk driving or has another criminal conviction that precludes them from driving a truck, they can be held accountable for their negligent hiring practices.

The Truck Manufacturer and Mechanics

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

Similarly, if a mechanic sees a safety hazard 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 weight distribution is balanced. Uneven weight distribution can lead to roll over accidents. 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 like potholes, loose guard rails or malfunctioning traffic lights can frequently leads to truck accidents. Governments have an obligation to keep our roadways safe and when they eschew that duty you may be able to seek compensation from them with the help of veteran and skilled Republic, MO truck crash lawyers. Third party contractors that fixed the hazards inadequately may also be held accountable.

Do I Need Republic, 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 high-priced insurance policies and their insurance adjusters will do everything they can to minimize your compensation. The ruinous consequences of truck accidents go well beyond a normal fender bender that you might be able to deal with on your own. Your Republic, MO truck crash lawyers at Halvorsen Klote know how to prove exactly how much you are owed and why. Besides handling the trucking company, veteran and skilled truck crash lawyers will:

  • Acquire and assess evidence, including:
    • The truck's black box
    • Video footage from the truck's cab
    • Nearby surveillance footage
    • Eyewitness depositions
    • Police reports
    • The accident site
    • Employer records
    • Maintenance records
  • Oversee the entire legal process
  • Review your medical records
  • Work with medical and car crash experts to determine liability 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 obtain a fair settlement

Our Republic, MO truck crash lawyers know how to get you the full financial recovery you deserve. 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 because someone else was negligent, the devoted and savvy 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 negligence. Let us fight on your behalf to secure you the recovery you are owed. Call us today at 866-382-4167 or contact us online to discover more about how the Republic, 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.