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Truck Crash Lawyers in Springfield, MO


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Truck Crash Lawyers Springfield, MO. Truck crashes cause devastating injuries. After sustaining an injury in a truck accident, there's the very real chance that you are facing a mountain of medical bills and possibly months, years or even a lifetime of further treatment. If you were hurt because of someone else's reckless actions, you should not have to go through your recovery alone. The veteran and committed Springfield, MO truck crash lawyers at Halvorsen Klote are here to fight by your side and win you the compensation you deserve. If you or a loved one has been impacted by a truck driver or trucking company's negligence, speak to our Springfield, MO truck crash lawyers today at 866-382-4167 or contact us online for a complimentary consultation.


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Springfield, MO Truck Crash Lawyers: The Statistics

Any Springfield, MO motor vehicle accident can lead to catastrophic injuries or, in the worst cases, wrongful death. People who were injured as the result of truck accidents are at extremely high risk because of the utter size of semi-trucks and the force they carry. Even though trucks make up only 4.6 percent of registered vehicles in 2016, trucks and large buses caused 13.2 percent of fatal wrecks. 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 conventional vehicles and have 20-40 percent increased stopping time.

Because truck accidents in Springfield, MO are so high-risk, there are firm regulations that truck drivers and truck companies must comply with. When they disregard those rules and you are subsequently injured through no fault of your own, you need to contact the Springfield, MO truck crash lawyers of HK Law to get the recovery you are owed.

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

Each truck accident is ]unique, and the liable parties will differ depending how your specific crash happened. The knowledgeable and dependable Springfield, MO truck crash lawyers at Halvorsen Klote know how to evaluate truck accidents and find every party we can hold accountable. Below are, in general, some of the parties that are liable in truck crashes.

The Driver

According to the Federal Motor Safety Administration, 87 percent of truck accidents are the result of negligent driving. Examples of driver negligence:

  • Distracted driving, including driving while
    • Texting, or otherwise using their phone
    • Eating or drinking
    • Using tobacco
    • Adjusting temperature controls or the radio
    • Not focusing on the road ahead
    • Lost in thought
    • Driving while drowsy
  • Drunk driving, or being under the influence of drugs
  • Reckless driving
  • Neglecting to check blind spots
  • Driving too fast for road conditions

If you were injured because a truck driver did not do their job properly and didn't care about your safety, call Halvorsen Klote'struck crash lawyers today to take the first step in winning fair financial compensation for your injuries.

The Truck Company

Truck companies can be just as negligent as Springfield, MO truck drivers. Semi-trucks ordinarily drive hundreds of thousands of miles a year and because of that can come into disrepair rapidly. While trucks are often pulled over for inspection, there are simply too many on the Springfield, 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.

Furthermore, truck companies have an obligation to their drivers are not overworked. Some studies suggest that driving with less than four hours sleep within 24 hours impairs a driver more than drunk driving. There are strict regulations concerning how much truck drivers can drive within a certain period. The regulations are:

  • An 11-hour driving limit after 10 consecutive hours off duty;
  • A 14-hour driving limit followed by 10 straight hours off duty, even if they were not on duty the entire time;
  • A half-hour driving break after eight hours straight hours of driving;
  • 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.

Regrettably, some Springfield, MO truck companies are concerned more about their bottom line than they do about the public's and their own driver's safety. If a truck driver's drowsy driving caused your injuries, it may be because they obligated to keep driving even when they were not reasonably able to.

Finally, 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 a driver who is untrained, has a history of traffic violation or is otherwise unqualified to drive a truck, they can be held responsible for not hiring a qualified driver.

The Truck Manufacturer and Mechanics

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

Similarly, if a mechanic notes a defective component and does not correct it, HK Law's truck crash lawyers may be able to hold them liable.

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 correctly, they may be responsible for your injuries.

Local or State Government

Dangers in the road such as broken pavement, loose guard rails or defective traffic lights can occasionally result in truck accidents. Governments have an obligation to keep our roadways safe and when they eschew that duty you may be able to make a claim against them with the help of accomplished and knowledgeable Springfield, MO truck crash lawyers. Third party contractors hired to repair the hazards incorrectly may also be held accountable.

Do I Need Springfield, MO Truck Crash Lawyers?

If you have been injured in a truck accident, then you definitely 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 your financial recovery. The ruinous ramifications of truck accidents go far beyond a typical fender bender that you might be able to deal with on your own. Your Springfield, MO truck crash lawyers at Halvorsen Klote understand how to effectively value, negotiate and recover for you the recovery you deserve. Other than fighting back against the trucking company, veteran and knowledgeable truck crash lawyers will:

  • Gather and analyze evidence, including:
    • The truck's black box
    • Video footage from inside the truck
    • Nearby surveillance video
    • Eyewitness testimony
    • Police reports
    • The scene of the accident
    • Employer records
    • Maintenance records
  • Handle the entire legal process
  • Go through your medical records
  • Work with medical and truck collision experts to determine negligence and properly calculate the value of your case
  • Keep in constant communication with you
  • Take your case in front of a judge and jury if the insurance and trucking company will not be reasonable in negotiations

Our Springfield, MO truck crash lawyers know how to get you the full compensation you are owed. You owe us no attorney's fees unless you get the full compensation you deserve.

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If you have been hurt in a truck crash because someone else was negligent, the committed and savvy 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 negligence. Let us fight for you to secure you the compensation you deserve. Call us today at 866-382-4167 or contact us online to find out 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.