Versailles, MO

Truck Crash Lawyers in Versailles, MO


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Truck Crash Lawyers Versailles, MO. Truck accidents cause devastating injuries. After suffering an injury in a truck accident, there's the very real chance that you are facing exorbitant medical expenses and possibly months, years or even a lifetime of additional treatment. If you were harmed because of another person's negligence, you should not have to go through your recovery alone. The accomplished and devoted Versailles, MO truck crash lawyers at Halvorsen Klote are here to fight on your behalf and get you the compensation you are entitled to. If you or a loved one has been impacted by a truck driver or trucking company's recklessness, call our Versailles, MO truck crash lawyers today at 866-382-4167 or contact us online for a complimentary case review.


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Versailles, MO Truck Crash Lawyers: The Statistics

Any Versailles, MO motor vehicle accident can cause disastrous injuries or, in the worst cases, wrongful death. Victims of truck crashes are at especially high risk because of the force that truck accidents carry at even low speeds. Even though trucks account for 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 passenger vehicles, not the truck. Trucks are on average 20-30 times larger than conventional vehicles and take 20-40 percent longer to reach a complete stop.

Because truck accidents in Versailles, MO 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 reach out to the Versailles, MO truck crash lawyers of Halvorsen Klote to stand up the the trucking company and insurance company.

Who Can My Versailles, MO Truck Crash Lawyers Find Liable for My Injuries?

The circumstances of each crash are different, and who we can hold accountable depends on on what caused the crash. The talented and dependable Versailles, MO truck crash lawyers at Halvorsen Klote know how to evaluate truck accidents and find every party we can hold accountable. 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, almost 90 percent of truck accidents are the result of negligent driving. Examples of driver negligence:

  • Distracted driving, including driving while
    • Texting, or using their phone in any manner
    • Eating or drinking
    • Tobacco use
    • Adjusting climate controls or the radio
    • Paying attention to something on the side of the road
    • Lost in thought
    • Driving while drowsy
  • Driving while intoxicated or otherwise impaired
  • Reckless driving
  • Unsafe lane changes
  • Driving well over the speed limit

If you were harmed because a truck driver did not do their job adequately and didn't care about your safety, call HK Law'struck crash lawyers today to take the first step in obtaining a full financial recovery for all of your damages.

The Truck Company

Truck companies owe the same duty of care to people on Versailles, MO roads that truck drivers do. Semi-trucks are in constant use and as such can break down frequently. While trucks are often pulled over for inspection, there are simply too many on the Versailles, MO roads for the Department of Transportation to be able to monitor every single truck. That's why regular maintenance and repairs is essential for truck companies.

In addition, truck companies have a responsibility 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 the amount of miles a truck driver can drive in one day and how often they are supposed to take breaks. The 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 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.

Sadly, some Versailles, MO truck companies are worried more about their profits than they do about doing what's right. If a truck driver's drowsy driving caused your injuries, it may be because they forced to finish a delivery even when it violates federal regulations.

Finally, truck companies have an obligation to only hire qualified drivers. Truck drivers are required to have a Commercial Driver License before they can be hired. If a truck company hires a driver who does not have the proper license, has a history of DWIs or is otherwise unqualified to drive a truck, they can be held to blame for not hiring a qualified driver.

The Truck Manufacturer and Mechanics

Like car manufacturers, anybody that designs or manufactures trucks has a duty to issue recalls on any device they find to be unsafe. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration states that any component that creates "unreasonable risk of death or injury in an accident" must be taken off the market.

Similarly, if a mechanic notes 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 can lead to roll over accidents. If the shipping company did not guarantee the safety of their shipping practices, you can also file a claim against them.

Local or State Government

Dangers in the road including broken pavement, loose guard rails or defective traffic lights can sometimes cause truck accidents. Governments have an obligation to maintain the safety of our roadways and when they eschew that duty you may be able to hold them accountable with the help of accomplished and knowledgeable Versailles, MO truck crash lawyers. Third party contractors hired to repair the hazards inadequately may also be included in your claim.

Do I Need Versailles, MO Truck Crash Lawyers?

If a negligent person or organization injured you, then you unquestionably need to hire a lawyer. Truck drivers and trucking companies have highly-paid defense teams that will do everything they can to decrease how much money you get. The devastating ramifications of truck accidents go far beyond a common fender bender that you might be able to manage yourself. Your Versailles, MO truck crash lawyers at HK Law understand how to suitably value, negotiate and recover for you the compensation you are entitled to. Aside from fighting back against the trucking company, seasoned and savvy truck crash lawyers will:

  • Obtain and evaluate evidence, including:
    • The truck's black box
    • Surveillance from inside the truck
    • Nearby surveillance footage
    • Witness statements
    • Police reports
    • The scene of the accident
    • Employer records
    • Maintenance records
  • Manage the entire legal process
  • Review your 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 case
  • Take your case to trial if we cannot secure a fair settlement offer

Our Versailles, MO truck crash lawyers know that with medical bills and lost wages, you may be nervous about retaining legal representation. You owe us no attorney's fees unless you get the full compensation you deserve.

The personal injury lawyers at HK Law have experience fighting and winning a wide variety 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 hurt in a truck crash through no fault of your own, the dedicated and skilled truck crash lawyers of Halvorsen Klote will take up your case. You should not have to worry about costly medical bills and lost wages because of somebody else's reckless behavior. Let us fight for you to win you the compensation you are owed. Speak to an attorney today at 866-382-4167 or contact us online to learn more about how the Versailles, 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.