Sullivan, MO

Truck Crash Lawyers in Sullivan, MO


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Truck Crash Lawyers Sullivan, MO. Truck crashes can have catastrophic consequences that go well beyond a typical car crash. After being injured in a truck accident, there's the very real chance that you are facing exorbitant medical costs and possibly months, years or even a lifetime of additional treatment. If you were hurt because of another person's negligence, you should not have to go through your recovery alone. The accomplished and dedicated Sullivan, 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 recklessness, call our Sullivan, MO truck crash lawyers today at 877-51-HKLAW or contact us online for a complimentary consultation.


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Truck Crash Lawyers: The Statistics

Any Sullivan, MO motor vehicle accident can result in disastrous injuries or, in the most tragic cases, wrongful death. Victims of truck accidents are at extremely high risk owing to the utter size of semi-trucks and the force they carry. Despite making up just 4.6 percent of registered vehicles in 2016, trucks and large buses were involved in 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 larger than conventional vehicles and take 20-40 percent longer to come to a complete stop.

Sullivan, MO truck drivers and their trucking companies have a tremendous responsibility to ensure the safety of everyone on the road. Because truck accidents are so perilous, there are strict rules 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 Sullivan, MO truck crash lawyers of HK Law to get the financial recovery you are owed.

Who Can My Sullivan, MO Truck Crash Lawyers Hold Accountable for My Injuries?

Each truck accident is different, and the liable parties will differ depending on what caused the crash. The experienced and dependable Sullivan, 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 using their phone in any manner
    • Eating or drinking
    • Using tobacco
    • Adjusting AC/Heat settings or the radio
    • Not focusing on the road of them
    • Daydreaming
    • Driving while fatigued
  • Driving while drunk or under the influence of drugs
  • Aggressive or reckless driving
  • Neglecting to check blind spots and other unsafe lane changes
  • Speeding

If you were hurt because a truck driver did not do their job correctly and disregarded your safety, call HK Law's truck crash lawyers today to take the first step in getting justice for your injuries and full financial compensation.

The Truck Company

Truck companies owe the same duty of care to people on Sullivan, MO roads that trick drivers do. Semi-trucks can drive hundreds of thousands of miles a year and consequently they can come into disrepair frequently. While trucks are pulled over for inspection, they are too numerous for the Department of Transportation to be able to guarantee every semi-truck's safety. That's why consistent maintenance and repairs is paramount for truck companies.

Furthermore, truck companies have an obligation to take care of their drivers and not obligate them to drive too long. Some studies demonstrate that drowsy driving impairs a driver more than drunk driving. There are firm laws about how many 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 straight days, and a driver may only restart the 7/8 straight day period after having 34 or more hours off-duty.

Regrettably, some Sullivan, MO truck companies are concerned more about their miles than they do about doing what's right. If you were injured in a truck crash because a driver was tired, it may be because they obligated to finish a delivery even when they had already exceeded driving limits.

Finally, truck companies have a responsibility to only contract qualified drivers. Truck drivers need a Commercial Driver License in order to legally drive a semi-truck. If a truck company hires a driver who does not have the appropriate license, has a history of drunk driving or is otherwise unqualified to drive a truck, they can be held to blame for their negligent hiring practices.

The Truck Manufacturer and Mechanics

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

Similarly, if a mechanic notices a defective component and does not fix it or does not fix it sufficiently, HK Law'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 and the cargo is safely secured within the truck. Unbalanced weight distribution or unfixed cargo could cause the truck to roll-over and harm you. If the shipping company failed to load their cargo properly, they may be to blame for your injuries.

Local or State Government

Dangers in the road such as broken pavement, loose guard rails or defective traffic lights can sometimes result in truck accidents. Governments have a responsibility to keep our roadways safe and when they fail in that duty you may be able to hold them responsible with the help of experienced and talented Sullivan, MO truck crash lawyers. Third party contractors that repaired the hazards inadequately may also be held responsible.

Do I Need Truck Crash Lawyers?

If you have been hurt in a truck crash, then you absolutely need to hire a lawyer. Truck drivers and trucking companies have costly insurance policies and their insurance adjusters will do everything in their power to lessen your financial recovery. The devastating repercussions of truck accidents go far beyond a typical fender bender that you might be able to handle on your own. Your Sullivan, MO truck crash lawyers at HK Law understand how to suitably value, negotiate and recover for you the compensation you are owed. Apart from handling insurance companies, seasoned and talented truck crash lawyers will:

  • Obtain and evaluate evidence, including:
    • The truck's black box
    • Video 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 truck crash 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 to trial if we cannot secure a fair settlement offer

Our Sullivan, MO truck crash lawyers know how to get you the full financial recovery you are owed. We charge no attorney's fees unless we win your case.

The personal injury lawyers at HK Law have experience fighting and winning a wide range 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 injured in a truck accident through no fault of your own, the devoted and knowledgeable truck crash lawyers of Halvorsen Klote will take up your case. You should not have to worry about costly medical expenses and lost wages because of somebody else's recklessness. Let us fight on your behalf to win you the recovery you are entitled to. Call us today at 877-51-HKLAW or contact us online to learn more about how the Sullivan, 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.