Town and Country, MO

Truck Crash Lawyers in Town and Country, MO


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Truck Crash Lawyers Town and Country, MO. Truck accidents can have catastrophic repercussions that go well beyond a standard car crash. After suffering an injury in a truck accident, there's the very real likelihood that you might have to deal with excessive medical bills and possibly months, years or even a lifetime of further care. If you were injured because of another person's reckless actions, there's no reason you should have to go through your recovery alone. The experienced and committed Town and Country, MO truck crash lawyers at Halvorsen Klote are here to fight for you and win you the compensation you need to be made whole again. If you or a loved one has been affected by a truck driver or trucking company's carelessness, call our Town and Country, MO truck crash lawyers today at 877-51-HKLAW or contact us online for a complimentary case review.


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Truck Crash Lawyers: The Statistics

Any Town and Country, MO motor vehicle accident can lead to devastating injuries or, in the most tragic cases, wrongful death. Victims of truck accidents are at particularly high risk due to the utter size of semi-trucks and the force they carry. Despite accounting for only 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 heavier than standard vehicles and take 20-40 percent longer to reach a complete stop.

Town and Country, MO truck drivers and their trucking companies have a colossal duty to ensure the safety of everyone on the road. Because truck accidents are so dangerous, there are stringent laws 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 Town and Country, MO truck crash lawyers of HK Law to get the financial recovery you are owed.

Who Can My Town and Country, 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 Town and Country, 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 controls or the radio
    • Focusing on something on the side of the road
    • 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 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 securing justice for your injuries and full financial compensation.

The Truck Company

Truck companies owe the same duty of care to people on Town and Country, MO roads that trick drivers do. Semi-trucks usually drive hundreds of thousands of miles a year and as such can break down frequently. While trucks can be pulled over for inspection, they are too numerous for the Department of Transportation to be able to confirm every semi-truck's safety. That's why regular maintenance and repairs is paramount for truck companies.

Additionally, truck companies have a responsibility to take care of their drivers and not obligate them to drive too long. Some studies indicate that drowsy driving impairs a driver more than drunk driving. There are firm rules about 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 straight 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.

Unfortunately, some Town and Country, 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 drowsy, it may be because they forced to complete a delivery even when they were not reasonably able to.

Finally, truck companies have a duty to only contract professional drivers. Truck drivers need a Commercial Driver License in order to legally drive a semi-truck. If a truck company hires someone 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, any company that designs or manufactures trucks has a responsibility to issue recalls on any device they find to be dangerous. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration states that any part 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 repair it or does not repair it correctly, HK Law's truck crash lawyers may be able to hold them accountable.

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 shifting cargo could cause the truck to roll-over and harm you. If the shipping company did not load their cargo properly, they may be liable for your injuries.

Local or State Government

Dangers in the road such as broken pavement, loose guard rails or defective traffic lights can occasionally leads to 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 accountable with the help of accomplished and knowledgeable Town and Country, MO truck crash lawyers. Third party contractors that fixed the hazards inadequately may also be held liable.

Do I Need Truck Crash Lawyers?

If you have been hurt in a truck accident, then you absolutely need to hire a lawyer. Truck drivers and trucking companies have high-priced insurance policies and their insurance adjusters will do everything they can to lessen your financial recovery. The catastrophic consequences of truck accidents go far beyond a typical fender bender that you might be able to deal with on your own. Your Town and Country, MO truck crash lawyers at HK Law understand how to properly value, negotiate and recover for you the compensation you are owed. Other than handling insurance companies, experienced and savvy truck crash lawyers will:

  • Obtain and analyze evidence, including:
    • The truck's black box
    • Video from inside the truck
    • Close-by surveillance video
    • Witness statements
    • Police reports
    • The scene of the accident
    • Employer records
    • Maintenance records
  • Manage all communication, litigation, and documentation
  • Review you medical records
  • Work with medical and motor vehicle wreck experts to determine liability and correctly calculate the value of your case
  • Keep you consistently updated on the status of your claim
  • Take your case in front of a judge and jury if we cannot obtain a fair settlement

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

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Contact Your Town and Country, MO Truck Crash Lawyers Today | HK Law

If you have been injured in a truck crash through no fault of your own, the dedicated 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 for you to win you the compensation you are owed. Call us today at 877-51-HKLAW or contact us online to discover more about how the Town and Country, 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.