Springfield, MO

Truck Crash Lawyers in Springfield, MO


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Truck Crash Lawyers Springfield, MO. Truck crashes can have catastrophic repercussions that go far beyond a normal car crash. After sustaining an injury in a truck accident, you're probably facing a mountain of medical expenses and possibly even long-term or permanent disability. If you were harmed because of someone else's negligence, you need an attorney by your side to make sure you are fairly compensated. The veteran and committed Springfield, MO truck crash lawyers at Halvorsen Klote are here to fight on your behalf and get you the compensation you deserve. If you or a loved one has been impacted by a truck driver or trucking company's recklessness, speak to our Springfield, MO truck crash lawyers today at 866-382-4167 or contact us online for a free case evaluation.


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Do I Need Springfield, MO Truck Crash Lawyers?

If you have been harmed in a truck crash, then you absolutely need to hire a lawyer. Truck drivers and trucking companies have highly-paid defense teams that will put a lot of hours into trying to lower how much money you get. The devastating repercussions of truck accidents go well beyond a typical claim between two civilian motorists that you might be able to deal with on your own. Your Springfield, MO truck crash lawyers at Halvorsen Klote know how to prove exactly how much you are owed and why. Other than dealing with insurance companies, veteran and talented truck crash lawyers will:

  • Gather and evaluate evidence, including:
    • The truck's black box
    • Video footage from the truck's cab
    • Nearby surveillance footage
    • Eyewitness testimony
    • Police reports
    • The scene of the accident
    • Employer records
    • Maintenance records
  • Handle all communication, litigation, and documentation
  • Review your medical records
  • Work with medical and truck collision experts to determine negligence and correctly 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 Springfield, MO truck crash lawyers know that with medical bills and lost wages, you may be nervous about retaining legal representation. We charge no attorney's fees unless we win your case.


Springfield, MO Truck Crash Lawyers: The Statistics

Any Springfield, MO motor vehicle accident can lead to devastating injuries or, in the worst cases, wrongful death. Victims of truck crashes are at particularly high risk owing to the utter size of semi-trucks and the force they expel. Despite accounting 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 passenger vehicles, not the truck. Trucks are on average 20-30 times more massive than conventional cars and take 20-40 percent longer to come to a complete stop.

Because truck accidents in Springfield, MO are so high-risk, there are firm laws that truck drivers and truck companies must comply with. When they do not respect those rules and you are subsequently injured through no fault of your own, you need to call the Springfield, MO truck crash lawyers of HK Law to get the financial recovery you are entitled to.

What Damages Are Available For My Springfield, MO Truck Accident?

The damages available in personal injury claims fall into 3 categories: economic damages, non-economic damages and, in rare cases, punitive damages.

Economic damages offer you a recovery for the financial damages you've suffered due to your accident. Examples include:

  • Property damage
  • Medical bills, such as
    • Emergency care
    • Follow-up appointments
    • Tests and procedures
    • Braces or other assistive devices
    • Chiropractic appointments or physical rehabilitation
    • Any expected future costs, such as further surgeries
  • Wage loss damages
  • Lost earning capacity if your injuries prevent you from working or from working full time
  • Other expenses such as needing to hire services for help with household chores

Non-economic damages compensate you for the less tangible ways your life has been impact, like the physical and emotional pain of your injuries. Non-economic damages include:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Anxiety
  • Loss of ability to enjoy life
  • Scarring
  • Inconvenience
  • Physical impairment
  • Loss of consortium

Punitive damages are uncommon and are reserved for cases where the part responsible for your injuries was incredibly reckless, for example, if a truck driver was driving drunk.

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 fight for you. Speak to an attorney at Halvorsen Klote today at 866-382-4167 to learn more about what we can do for you.

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

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

The Driver

According to the Federal Motor Safety Administration, nearly nine-tenths of truck accidents are the result of driver error. Examples of driver negligence:

  • Distracted driving, including driving while
    • Texting, or using their phone in any manner
    • Eating or drinking
    • Smoking
    • Changing temperature controls or the radio
    • Focusing on something on the side of the road
    • Lost in thought
    • Driving while drowsy
  • Driving drunk or otherwise impaired
  • Aggressive driving
  • Neglecting to check blind spots
  • Driving well over the speed limit

If you were harmed because of a negligent truck driver, call Halvorsen Klote's semi-truck accident lawyers today to start on your journey obtaining justice for all of your damages.

The Truck Company

Truck companies owe the same duty of care to people on Springfield, MO roads that truck drivers do. Semi-trucks are in constant use 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 Springfield, MO roads for the Department of Transportation to be able to confirm every semi-truck's safety. That's why systematic maintenance and repairs is paramount for truck companies.

Furthermore, truck companies have a duty to take care of their drivers and not overwork them. Some studies suggest that driving with less than four hours sleep within 24 hours impairs a driver more than drunk driving. There are stringent regulations regarding the number of miles a truck driver can drive in one day and how often they need to take breaks. The hours of service regulations are:

  • An 11-hour driving limit after 10 consecutive hours off duty;
  • A 14-hour driving limit followed by 10 straight hours not driving, 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 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 straight day period after having 34 or more hours off-duty.

Unfortunately, some Springfield, MO truck companies are worried more about their miles 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's possible that they felt pressure from their bosses to finish a delivery even when it violates federal regulations.

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 is untrained, has a history of DWIs or is otherwise unqualified to drive a truck, they can be held responsible for their negligent hiring process.

The Truck Manufacturer and Mechanics

Anyone involved in the design, manufacture, distribution and sale of trucks has an obligation to issue recalls on any component they find to be unsafe. 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 an issue and does not fix it or does not fix it sufficiently, HK Law's truck crash lawyers may be able to hold them accountable.

The Shipping Company

Cargo needs to be correctly loaded so that the truck will not roll over and cargo will not spill out. Uneven weight distribution could cause the truck to roll-over and injure you. If the shipping company neglected to load their cargo properly, you can also file a claim against them.

Local or State Government

Dangers in the road including potholes, loose guard rails or malfunctioning traffic lights can occasionally result in truck accidents. Governments have a duty 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 veteran and talented Springfield, MO truck crash lawyers. Construction companies hired to repair the hazards insufficiently may also be included in your claim.

The personal injury lawyers at HK Law have experience fighting and winning a wide array 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 crash through no fault of your own, the committed and skilled truck crash lawyers of Halvorsen Klote will take up your case. You should not have to worry about exorbitant medical expenses and lost wages because of somebody else's recklessness. Let us fight on your behalf to secure you the compensation you are owed. Speak to an attorney today at 866-382-4167 or contact us online to discover more about how the Springfield, 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.