Troy, IL

Truck Crash Lawyers in Troy, IL


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Truck Crash Lawyers Troy, IL. Truck crashes can have devastating repercussions that go far beyond a normal car accident. After being injured in a truck accident, you're probably facing a mountain of medical expenses and possibly even long-term or permanent disability. If you were hurt because of another person's reckless behavior, you need an attorney by your side to make sure you are fairly compensated. The accomplished and devoted Troy, IL truck crash lawyers at Halvorsen Klote are here to fight by your side and get you the compensation you are owed. If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident through no fault of your own, reach out to our Troy, IL truck crash lawyers today at 866-382-4167 or contact us online for a no-risk, no-obligation consultation.


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Do I Need Troy, IL Truck Crash Lawyers?

If you have been harmed in a truck crash, then you definitely 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 decrease how much money you get. The catastrophic ramifications of truck accidents go well beyond a normal fender bender that you might be able to handle on your own. Your Troy, IL truck crash lawyers at HK Law know how to prove exactly how much you are owed and why. Other than standing up to insurance companies, seasoned and talented truck crash lawyers will:

  • Gather and assess evidence, including:
    • The truck's black box
    • Video from inside the truck
    • Nearby surveillance video
    • Eyewitness testimony
    • Police reports
    • The crash site
    • Employer records
    • Maintenance records
  • Oversee the entire legal process
  • Go through your medical records
  • Work with medical and auto collision experts to determine negligence and suitably determine how much compensation you are owed
  • Keep you consistently updated on the status of your case
  • Take your case to trial if we cannot obtain a fair settlement

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


Troy, IL Truck Crash Lawyers: The Statistics

Any Troy, IL motor vehicle accident can cause disastrous injuries or, in the most tragic cases, wrongful death. People who were injured as the result of truck accidents are at particularly high risk owing to the force that truck accidents carry at even low speeds. Despite accounting for only 4 percent of registered vehicles, trucks cause 9 percent of fatal crashes. In fatal truck accidents, 72 percent of of fatalities were occupants of passenger vehicles, not the truck. Most trucks are 20-30 times more massive than typical cars and take 20-40 percent more time to come to a complete stop.

Because truck accidents in Troy, IL are so high-risk, there are firm rules that truck drivers and truck companies must act in accordance with. When their negligence in following those rules injures you, you need to contact the Troy, IL truck crash lawyers of Halvorsen Klote to stand up the the trucking company and insurance company.

How Much Is My Troy, IL Truck Accident Case Worth?

There are three types of compensation that you can recover after a truck accident: economic damages, non-economic damages and, in rare cases, punitive damages.

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

  • Property damage
  • Medical costs, such as
    • Emergency care
    • Other appointments
    • Tests and procedures
    • Braces or other assistive devices
    • Chiropractic appointments or physical therapy
    • Any reasonably foreseen future expenses, such as medication
  • Wage loss damages
  • Lost earning capacity if your injuries prevent you from earning a living like you used to
  • Out-of-pocket expenses such as transportation to and from medical appointments

Non-economic damages compensate you for the consequences of your injuries you can't put a dollar amount on, like how you've suffered physically and emotionally. Non-economic damages include:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Stress
  • Loss of ability to enjoy life
  • Disfigurement
  • Inconvenience
  • Physical impairment
  • Loss of consortium

Punitive damages are unusual and are are only given out when the negligent party was grossly negligent, 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. Call Halvorsen Klote today at 866-382-4167 to learn more about what we can do for you.

Who Can My Troy, IL Truck Crash Lawyers Find Liable for My Injuries?

Each truck accident is different, and who we can hold accountable depends on how your specific crash happened. The knowledgeable and trustworthy Troy, IL truck crash lawyers at HK Law will conduct a full investigation into your crash to determine liability. The following are some of the common causes of truck accidents and the parties our truck crash lawyers can seek compensation from.

The Driver

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

  • Distracted driving, including driving while
    • Texting, or using their phone in any manner
    • Eating or drinking
    • Smoking
    • Adjusting temperature controls or the radio
    • Not focusing on the road ahead
    • Daydreaming
    • Driving while fatigued
  • Driving drunk or otherwise impaired
  • Aggressive driving
  • Unsafe lane changes
  • Driving well over the speed limit

If you were hurt because of a negligent truck driver, call Halvorsen Klote's semi-truck accident lawyers today to take the first step in obtaining full financial compensation for your injuries.

The Truck Company

Truck companies can be just as negligent as Troy, IL truck drivers. Semi-trucks are in constant use and as such they need to be maintained properly. While trucks can be 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 regular maintenance and repairs is paramount for truck companies.

In addition, truck companies have a responsibility to take care of their drivers and not overwork them. Some studies suggest that drowsy driving impairs a driver more than drunk driving. There are firm regulations about the amount of miles a truck driver can drive in one day and how often they are supposed to take breaks. The hours of service regulations are:

  • An 11-hour driving limit after 10 straight hours off duty;
  • A 14-hour driving limit followed by 10 straight hours not driving, even if they were not driving the entire time;
  • A half-hour driving break if a truck driver has driven more than eight consecutive 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 consecutive day period after being off duty for at least 34 hours.

Sadly, some Troy, IL 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's possible that they obligated to finish a delivery even when they were not reasonably able to.

Lastly, truck companies have a duty to only contract professional drivers. Truck drivers need 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 are liable for their negligent hiring practices.

The Truck Manufacturer and Mechanics

Like car manufacturers, anybody that designs or produces trucks has a responsibility to issue recalls on any part they find to be dangerous. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration dictates that any part that carries "unreasonable risk of death or injury in an accident" must be recalled.

Similarly, if a mechanic sees an issue and does not correct it, Halvorsen Klote's truck crash lawyers can also file a claim against them.

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 failed to load their cargo properly, they may be to blame for your injuries.

A Governmental Entity

Roadway hazards such as broken pavement, loose guard rails or defective traffic lights can cause truck accidents. Governments have a duty to maintain the safety of our roadways and when they eschew that duty you may be able to seek compensation from them with the help of veteran and talented Troy, IL truck crash lawyers. Construction companies that fixed the hazards incorrectly may also be held responsible.

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 harmed in a truck crash because someone else was negligent, the devoted and skilled 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 on your behalf to secure you the compensation you are owed. Call us today at 866-382-4167 or contact us online to learn more about how the Troy, IL 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.