St. Robert, MO

Truck Crash Lawyers in St. Robert, MO


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Truck Crash Lawyers St. Robert, MO. Truck accidents can have devastating repercussions that go far beyond a standard car accident. After receiving an injury in a truck accident, there's the very real chance that you are facing excessive medical bills and possibly months, years or even a lifetime of additional care. If you were injured because of another person's recklessness, there's no reason you should have to go through your recovery alone. The accomplished and dedicated St. Robert, MO truck crash lawyers at Halvorsen Klote are here to fight by your side and help you receive the compensation you require to be made whole again. If you or a loved one has been impacted by a truck driver or trucking company's thoughtlessness, call our St. Robert, MO truck crash lawyers today at 877-51-HKLAW or contact us online for a complimentary case evaluation.


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Truck Crash Lawyers: The Statistics

Any St. Robert, MO motor vehicle accident can result in disastrous injuries or, in the worst cases, wrongful death. Victims of truck crashes are at particularly high risk because of the utter size of semi-trucks and the force they carry. Even though trucks make up just 4.6 percent of registered vehicles in 2016, trucks and large buses were part of 13.2 percent of fatal wrecks. In fatal truck accidents, 72 percent of people killed in truck accidents were occupants of other vehicles, not the truck. Trucks are on average 20-30 times heavier than typical vehicles and take 20-40 percent more time to reach a complete stop.

St. Robert, MO truck drivers and their trucking companies have a colossal duty to ensure everyone on the road is safe. Because truck accidents are so dangerous, there are firm laws that truck drivers and truck companies must act in accordance with. When they do not respect those rules and you are subsequently injured through no fault of your own, you need to call the St. Robert, MO truck crash lawyers of HK Law to get the compensation you are entitled to.

Who Can My St. Robert, MO Truck Crash Lawyers Hold Responsible for My Injuries?

Each truck accident is different, and the liable parties will differ depending on what caused the crash. The experienced and dependable St. Robert, MO truck crash lawyers at HK Law know how to evaluate truck accidents and determine liability. Below are some of the parties our truck crash lawyers may be able to hold accountable for your injuries.

The Driver

According to the Federal Motor Safety Administration, 87 percent of truck accident are caused by driver error. Examples of when a truck driver may be found negligent are:

  • Distracted driving, including driving while
    • Texting, or otherwise using their phone
    • Eating or drinking
    • Using tobacco
    • Changing AC/Heat settings or the radio
    • Not focusing on the road ahead
    • Daydreaming
    • Driving while tired
  • Drunk driving, or being under the influence of drugs
  • Aggressive or reckless driving
  • Failure to check blind spots and other unsafe lane changes
  • Speeding

If you were injured because a truck driver did not do their job adequately and didn't care about your safety, call HK Law's truck crash lawyers today to take the first step in securing justice for your injuries and fair financial compensation.

The Truck Company

Truck companies owe the same duty of care to people on St. Robert, MO roads that trick drivers do. Semi-trucks generally drive hundreds of thousands of miles a year and because of that can break down rapidly. While trucks can be pulled over for inspection, there are simply too many on the St. Robert, MO roads for the Department of Transportation to be able to verify every semi-truck's safety. That's why systematic maintenance and repairs must be a priority for truck companies.

Additionally, truck companies have a responsibility to take care of their drivers and not overwork them. Some studies indicate that drowsy driving can be worse than drunk driving. There are firm laws concerning the amount of miles a truck driver can drive in one day and how often they are supposed to take breaks. The standard rules 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 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 consecutive days, and a driver may only restart the 7/8 straight day period after having 34 or more hours off-duty.

Unfortunately, some St. Robert, MO truck companies care more about their miles than they do about doing what's right. If you were injured in a truck crash because a driver was fatigued, it may be because they felt pressure from their bosses to complete a delivery even when they were not reasonably able to.

Finally, truck companies have an obligation to only contract qualified drivers. Truck drivers need a Commercial Driver License in order to legally operatea semi-truck. If a truck company hires somebody who does not have the correct license, has a history of DWIs or is otherwise unqualified to drive a truck, they can be held to blame for their negligent hiring process.

The Truck Manufacturer and Mechanics

Like car manufacturers, any company that designs or manufactures trucks has a duty to issue recalls on any component they find to be dangerous. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration states that any device that carries "unreasonable risk of death or injury in an accident" must be recalled.

Similarly, if a mechanic observes a faulty component and does not fix it or does not fix it sufficiently, HK Law's truck crash lawyers may be able to hold them responsible.

The Shipping Company

Cargo needs to be properly loaded so that the weight distribution is balanced and the cargo is safely fixed within the truck. Uneven weight distribution or loose cargo could cause the truck to roll-over and injure you. If the shipping company failed to load their cargo properly, they may be liable for your injuries.

Local or State Government

Roadway hazards like potholes, loose guard rails or faulty traffic lights can sometimes leads to truck accidents. Governments have an obligation to keep our roadways safe and when they neglect that duty you may be able to hold them responsible with the help of accomplished and knowledgeable St. Robert, MO truck crash lawyers. Third party contractors that repaired the hazards incorrectly may also be held liable.

Do I Need Truck Crash Lawyers?

If you have been harmed in a truck crash, then you unquestionably need to hire a lawyer. Truck drivers and trucking companies have expensive insurance policies and their insurance adjusters will do everything they can to lower your financial recovery. The devastating repercussions of truck accidents go well beyond a typical fender bender that you might be able to deal with yourself. Your St. Robert, MO truck crash lawyers at HK Law understand how to properly value, negotiate and recover for you the recovery you deserve. Apart from handling insurance companies, seasoned and talented truck crash lawyers will:

  • Obtain and analyze evidence, including:
    • The truck's black box
    • Video footage from the truck's ca
    • Close-by surveillance footage
    • Witness statements
    • Police reports
    • The crash site
    • Employer records
    • Maintenance records
  • Handle all communication, litigation, and documentation
  • Review you medical records
  • Work with medical and car wreck experts to determine negligence and properly calculate the value of your claim
  • Keep you consistently updated on the status of your claim
  • Take your case in front of a judge and jury if we cannot secure a fair settlement offer

Our St. Robert, MO truck crash lawyers know how to get you the full financial recovery you are owed. You owe us no attorney's fees unless we win your case.

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Contact Your St. Robert, MO Truck Crash Lawyers Today | HK Law

If you have been hurt in a truck accident 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 reckless behavior. Let us fight on your behalf to secure you the recovery you deserve. Call us today at 877-51-HKLAW or contact us online to find out more about how the St. Robert, 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.


Samantha Orlowski

Samantha Orlowski

Attorney at Law

Samantha Orlowski is a practicing attorney Halvorsen Klote.

Samantha joined Halvorsen Klote in 2018 as a law clerk and has since become a practicing attorney. Sam's number one priority is to provide individualized experiences for each client to achieve the best results.