Rock Hill, MO

Truck Crash Lawyers in Rock Hill, MO


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Truck Crash Lawyers Rock Hill, MO. Truck crashes can have devastating consequences that go far beyond a typical car crash. After being injured in a truck accident, you're probably facing exorbitant medical expenses and possibly even long-term or permanent disability. If you were injured because of another person's reckless actions, you need an attorney by your side to make sure you are fairly compensated. The accomplished and dedicated Rock Hill, 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 injured in a truck accident through no fault of your own, speak to our Rock Hill, MO truck crash lawyers today at 866-382-4167 or contact us online for a no-risk, no-obligation case review.


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Is it Worth it to Get Rock Hill, MO 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 high-priced insurance policies and their insurance adjusters will put a lot of hours into trying to lower how much money you get. The catastrophic consequences of truck accidents go well beyond a common claim between two civilian motorists that you might be able to manage yourself. Your Rock Hill, MO truck crash lawyers at HK Law know how to prove exactly how much you are owed and why. Besides fighting back against the trucking company, accomplished and talented truck crash lawyers will:

  • Gather and analyze evidence, including:
    • The truck's black box
    • Video footage from the truck's cab
    • Nearby surveillance video
    • Witness statements
    • Police reports
    • The crash site
    • Employer records
    • Maintenance records
  • Oversee the entire legal process
  • Go through your medical records
  • Work with medical and motor vehicle wreck 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 we cannot obtain a fair settlement

Our Rock Hill, MO truck crash lawyers know how to get you the full compensation you are owed. We charge no attorney's fees unless we win your case.


Rock Hill, MO Truck Crash Lawyers: The Statistics

Any Rock Hill, MO motor vehicle accident can cause disastrous injuries or, in the worst cases, wrongful death. Victims of truck crashes are at especially high risk because of the force that truck accidents carry at even low speeds. Even though trucks account for only 4 percent of registered vehicles, trucks cause 9 percent of traffic related fatalities. In fatal truck accidents, Almost three-quarters of people killed in truck accidents were occupants of other vehicles, not the truck. Trucks are on average 20-30 times larger than typical vehicles and have 20-40 percent increased stopping time.

Rock Hill, MO truck drivers and their trucking companies have an immense duty to ensure the safety of everyone on the road. When their negligence in following those rules injures you, you need to contact the Rock Hill, MO truck crash lawyers of HK Law to stand up the the trucking company and insurance company.

How Much Is My Rock Hill, MO Truck Accident Case Worth?

The damages available in truck accident claims fall into 3 categories: economic damages, non-economic damages and, depending on the specifics of your case, punitive damages.

Economic damages offer you a recovery for the financial damages you've incurred due to your injuries. That can include:

  • Property damage
  • Medical expenses, including
    • Emergency room costs
    • Other appointments
    • Tests and procedures
    • Crutches or other assistive devices
    • Chiropractic care or physical therapy
    • Any anticipated future costs, such as medication
  • Wage loss damages
  • Lost earning potential if your injuries result in permanent disability
  • Other expenses like transportation to and from medical appointments

Non-economic damages compensate you for the less tangible ways your life has been affected, like how you've suffered physically and emotionally. Non-economic damages include:

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

Punitive damages are unusual and are are only given out when the negligent party was grossly negligent, for example, if a truck driver was driving drunk.

How much your personal injury claim is worth will be based on the gravity 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 start your road to true recovery with full compensation.

Who Can My Rock Hill, MO Truck Crash Lawyers Hold Responsible for My Injuries?

The circumstances of each crash are different, and the liable parties will differ depending how and why your specific crash happened. The talented and capable Rock Hill, MO truck crash lawyers at Halvorsen Klote will conduct a full investigation into your crash to find every party we can hold accountable. The following are some of the common causes of truck accidents and 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 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
    • Using tobacco
    • Adjusting temperature settings or the radio
    • Focusing on something on the side of the road
    • Daydreaming
    • Driving while tired
  • Drunk driving, or being under the influence of drugs
  • Aggressive driving
  • Unsafe lane changes
  • Speeding

If you were harmed because a truck driver did not do their job correctly and disregarded your safety, call HK Law's semi-truck accident lawyers today to take the first step in obtaining a full financial recovery for your injuries.

The Truck Company

Truck companies can be just as negligent as Rock Hill, MO truck drivers. Semi-trucks generally drive hundreds of thousands of miles a year and because of that can break down quickly. While trucks are often pulled over for inspection, they are too numerous 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 truck companies.

Furthermore, truck companies have a duty to take care of their drivers and not obligate them to drive too long. Some studies demonstrate that drowsy driving can be worse 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 consecutive hours not driving;
  • A 14-hour driving limit followed by 10 consecutive hours not driving, even if they were not on duty 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.

Regrettably, some Rock Hill, MO truck companies are worried 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 obligated to finish a delivery even when they were not reasonably able to.

Lastly, truck companies have a responsibility to only contract professional drivers. Truck drivers are required to have a Commercial Driver License before they can be hired. If a truck company hires a driver 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 process.

The Truck Manufacturer and Mechanics

Like car manufacturers, anybody that designs or manufactures 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 creates "unreasonable risk of death or injury in an accident" must be taken off the market.

Similarly, if a mechanic notes a safety hazard and does not correct it, Halvorsen Klote'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 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 responsible for your injuries.

Local or State Government

Roadway hazards like potholes, loose guard rails or malfunctioning traffic lights can cause truck accidents. Governments have an obligation to design and maintain roadways safely and when they eschew that duty you may be able to seek compensation from them with the help of experienced and skilled Rock Hill, MO truck crash lawyers. Third party contractors hired to repair the hazards inadequately may also be held liable.

The personal injury lawyers at HK Law have experience fighting and winning a wide scope 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 harmed in a truck accident 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 costly 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 866-382-4167 or contact us online to discover more about how the Rock Hill, 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.