Rock Hill, MO

Truck Crash Lawyers in Rock Hill, MO


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Truck Crash Lawyers Rock Hill, MO. Truck accidents can have devastating repercussions that go far beyond a typical car crash. After being injured in a truck accident, you're probably facing a mountain of medical bills and possibly even long-term or permanent disability. If you were hurt because of another person's recklessness, there's no reason you should have to go through your recovery alone. The veteran and committed Rock Hill, MO truck crash lawyers at Halvorsen Klote are here to fight for you 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 thoughtlessness, call our Rock Hill, MO truck crash lawyers today at 866-382-4167 or contact us online for a complimentary case review.


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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 accidents are at particularly high risk because of the force that truck accidents carry both on city roads and on highways. Even though trucks make up only 4.6 percent of registered vehicles in 2016, trucks and large buses were involved in 13.2 percent of traffic related deaths. In fatal truck accidents, 72 percent of people killed in truck accidents were occupants of other vehicles, not the truck. Most trucks are 20-30 times more massive than conventional cars and have 20-40 percent increased stopping time.

Because truck accidents in Rock Hill, MO are so perilous, there are stringent laws 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 get in touch with the Rock Hill, MO truck crash lawyers of HK Law to get the financial recovery you are entitled to.

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

Each truck accident is different, and who we can hold accountable depends on on what caused the crash. The knowledgeable and trustworthy Rock Hill, MO truck crash lawyers at HK Law know how to evaluate truck accidents and find every party we can hold accountable. The following are, in general, some of the parties that are liable in truck crashes.

The Driver

According to the Federal Motor Safety Administration, nearly nine-tenths of truck accidents are the result of negligent driving. Examples of when a truck driver may be found liable are:

  • Distracted driving, including driving while
    • Texting, or using their phone in any manner
    • Eating or drinking
    • Smoking
    • Changing AC/Heat controls or the radio
    • Not focusing on the road ahead
    • Daydreaming
    • Driving while drowsy
  • Driving while drunk or otherwise impaired
  • Aggressive driving
  • Unsafe lane changes
  • Driving well over the speed limit

If you were harmed because a truck driver did not do their job correctly and disregarded your safety, call HK Law'struck crash lawyers today to start on your journey winning justice for your injuries.

The Truck Company

Truck companies can be just as liable as Rock Hill, MO truck drivers. Semi-trucks commonly drive hundreds of thousands of miles a year and because of that the company needs to stay up to date on repairs. While trucks are pulled over for inspection, there are simply too many on the Rock Hill, MO roads for the Department of Transportation to be able to guarantee every semi-truck's safety. That's why scheduled maintenance and repairs is paramount for truck companies.

Additionally, truck companies have a duty to take care of their drivers and not overwork them. Some studies demonstrate that driving with less than four hours sleep within 24 hours can be worse 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 off duty;
  • A 14-hour driving limit followed by 10 consecutive hours off duty, even if they were not driving the entire time;
  • 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 straight days, and a driver may only restart the 7/8 consecutive day period after having 34 or more hours off-duty.

Unfortunately, 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.

Finally, truck companies must only hire drivers who are capable of driving safely. Truck drivers are required to have a Commercial Driver License before they can be hired. If a truck company hires someone who does not have the correct license, has a history of traffic violation 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 responsibility to make sure they are safe to reach the market. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration states 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 defective component and does not correct it, Halvorsen Klote'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. Uneven weight distribution can lead to roll over accidents. If the shipping company neglected to guarantee the safety of their shipping practices, you can also file a claim against them.

Local or State Government

Roadway hazards such as potholes, loose guard rails or faulty traffic lights can frequently leads to truck accidents. Governments have a responsibility to keep our roadways safe and when they fail in that duty you may be able to make a claim against them with the help of experienced and knowledgeable Rock Hill, MO truck crash lawyers. Third party contractors hired to repair the hazards incorrectly may also be held responsible.

Is it Worth it to Get Rock Hill, MO Truck Crash Lawyers?

If you have been injured in a truck accident, then you unquestionably 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 ruinous ramifications of truck accidents go well beyond a normal claim between two civilian motorists that you might be able to deal with yourself. Your Rock Hill, MO truck crash lawyers at HK Law understand how to prove exactly how much you are owed and why. Aside from dealing with the trucking company, accomplished and knowledgeable truck crash lawyers will:

  • Obtain and evaluate evidence, including:
    • The truck's black box
    • Video from inside the truck
    • Nearby surveillance video
    • Eyewitness testimony
    • Police reports
    • The accident site
    • Employer records
    • Maintenance records
  • Handle the entire legal process
  • Review your medical records
  • Work with medical and truck accident experts to determine liability and correctly calculate the value of your damages
  • Keep you consistently updated on the status of your claim
  • Take your case in front of a judge and jury if the insurance and trucking company will not be reasonable in negotiations

Our Rock Hill, MO truck crash lawyers know how to get you the full financial recovery you deserve. We charge no attorney's fees unless you get the full compensation you deserve.

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If you have been harmed in a truck crash through no fault of your own, the devoted and savvy truck crash lawyers of Halvorsen Klote will take up your case. You should not have to worry about costly medical bills and lost wages because of somebody else's negligence. Let us fight by your side to win you the compensation you are entitled to. Call us today at 866-382-4167 or contact us online to find out 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.