Truck Crash Lawyers in Rolla, MO
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Truck Crash Lawyers Rolla, MO. Truck accidents cause devastating injuries. After receiving an injury in a truck accident, there's the very real likelihood that you are facing exorbitant medical expenses and possibly months, years or even a lifetime of additional treatment. If you were injured because of somebody else's negligence, you do not have to go through your recovery alone. The veteran and devoted Rolla, MO truck crash lawyers at Halvorsen Klote are here to fight for you and win you the compensation you deserve. If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident through no fault of your own, reach out to our Rolla, MO truck crash lawyers today at 866-382-4167 or contact us online for a no-risk, no-obligation case review.
Do I Need Rolla, 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 do everything they can to lower how much money you get. The ruinous consequences of truck accidents go far beyond a common claim between two civilian motorists that you might be able to handle yourself. Your Rolla, MO truck crash lawyers at Halvorsen Klote understand how to suitably value, negotiate and recover for you the recovery you deserve. In addition to standing up to insurance companies, experienced and knowledgeable truck crash lawyers will:
- Acquire and analyze evidence, including:
- The truck's black box
- Video footage from inside the truck
- Close-by surveillance video
- Eyewitness depositions
- Police reports
- The accident site
- Employer records
- Maintenance records
- Handle all communication, litigation, and documentation
- Go through your medical records
- Work with medical and car crash experts to determine liability and correctly calculate the value of your damages
- Keep in constant communication with you
- Take your case in front of a judge and jury if we cannot obtain a fair settlement
Our Rolla, MO truck crash lawyers know that with medical bills and lost wages, you may be nervous about hiring a lawyer. You owe us no attorney's fees unless you get the full compensation you deserve.
Rolla, MO Truck Crash Lawyers: The Statistics
Any Rolla, MO motor vehicle accident can result in devastating injuries or, in the worst cases, wrongful death. Victims of truck accidents are at especially high risk due to the force that truck accidents carry both on city roads and on highways. Even though trucks account for only 4 percent of registered vehicles, trucks are involved in 9 percent of fatal wrecks. In fatal truck accidents, Almost three-quarters of of fatalities were occupants of other vehicles, not the truck. Trucks are on average 20-30 times more massive than typical vehicles and take 20-40 percent more time to come to a complete stop.
Rolla, MO truck drivers and their trucking companies have a colossal duty to ensure everyone on the road is safe. When they do not respect those rules and you are subsequently injured through no fault of your own, you need to reach out to the Rolla, MO truck crash lawyers of HK Law to stand up the the trucking company and insurance company.
What Compensation Can I Receive For My Rolla, MO Truck Accident?
There are three types of compensation you are eligible after a truck accident: economic damages, non-economic damages and, in rare cases, punitive damages.
Economic damages offer you a recovery for the financial losses you've incurred due to your injuries. Commonly, we can get compensation for:
- Property damage
- Medical bills, including
- Emergency care
- Other appointments
- Tests and procedures
- Braces or other assistive devices
- Chiropractic visits or physical rehabilitation
- Any anticipated future expenses, such as joint replacements
- Lost wages
- Lost earning potential if your injuries result in permanent disability
- Other expenses like 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 how you've suffered physically and mental anguish. Non-economic damages include:
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of ability to enjoy life
- Loss of consortium
Punitive damages are uncommon and are reserved for cases where the negligent party was grossly negligent, for example, in a drunk or reckless driving accident.
How much your personal injury claim is worth depends on the severity of your injuries, the impact they've had on your life and how hard your truck crashes lawyers are willing to work for you. Call Halvorsen Klote today at 866-382-4167 to start your road to true recovery with full compensation.
Who Can My Rolla, MO Truck Crash Lawyers Hold Accountable for My Injuries?
Each truck accident is different, and who we can hold accountable depends on on what caused the crash. The experienced and capable Rolla, MO truck crash lawyers at Halvorsen Klote will conduct a full investigation into your crash to determine liability. Below 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.
According to the Federal Motor Safety Administration, nearly nine-tenths of truck accidents are caused by driver error. Examples of driver negligence:
- Distracted driving, including driving while
- Texting, or using their phone in any manner
- Eating or drinking
- Adjusting climate settings or the radio
- Not paying attention to the road in front
- Lost in thought
- Driving while tired
- Drunk driving, or being under the influence of drugs
- Reckless driving
- Failure to check blind spots
- Driving well over the speed limit
If you were hurt because of a negligent truck driver, call HK Law's semi-truck accident lawyers today to take the first step in getting justice for your injuries.
The Truck Company
Truck companies can be just as liable as Rolla, MO truck drivers. Semi-trucks can drive hundreds of thousands of miles a year and as such can break down rapidly. While trucks are pulled over for inspection, there are simply too many on the Rolla, 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 essential for the safety for everyone on the road.
Additionally, truck companies have a responsibility to their drivers are not overworked. Some studies demonstrate that driving with less than four hours sleep within 24 hours can be worse than drunk driving. There are stringent laws about how many miles a truck driver can drive in one day and how often they are supposed to take breaks. 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 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 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 being off duty for at least 34 hours.
Unfortunately, some Rolla, MO truck companies are concerned more about their bottom line than they do about keeping everyone safe. If a truck driver's drowsy driving caused your injuries, it's possible that they felt pressure from their bosses to finish a delivery even when it violates federal regulations.
Lastly, truck companies must only hire drivers who are capable of driving safely. Truck drivers need a Commercial Driver License before they can be hired. If a truck company hires somebody who does not have the appropriate license, has a history of traffic violation or has another criminal conviction that precludes them from driving a truck, they can be held to blame for their negligent hiring practices.
The Truck Manufacturer and Mechanics
Like car manufacturers, any company that designs or produces trucks has an obligation to issue recalls on any component they find to be dangerous. 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 defective part 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 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 liable for your injuries.
Local or State Government
Dangers in the road like potholes, loose guard rails or malfunctioning traffic lights can cause truck accidents. Governments have a responsibility 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 accomplished and skilled Rolla, MO truck crash lawyers. Construction companies hired to repair the hazards incorrectly may also be included in your claim.
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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Contact Your Rolla, MO Truck Crash Lawyers Today | HK Law
If you have been injured in a truck accident through no fault of your own, the committed and knowledgeable truck crash lawyers of Halvorsen Klote will take up your case. You should not have to worry about exorbitant medical bills and lost wages because of somebody else's recklessness. Let us fight by your side to secure you the compensation you are entitled to. Call us today at 866-382-4167 or contact us online to learn more about how the Rolla, MO truck crash lawyers of Halvorsen Klote can help you.
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.
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.