Warrenton, MO

Truck Crash Lawyers in Warrenton, MO


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Truck Crash Lawyers Warrenton, MO. Truck accidents cause devastating injuries. After sustaining an injury in a truck accident, you're probably facing excessive medical bills and possibly months, years or even a lifetime of further treatment. If you were harmed because of somebody else's negligence, there's no reason you should have to go through your recovery alone. The accomplished and devoted Warrenton, MO truck crash lawyers at Halvorsen Klote are here to fight for you and get you the compensation you are owed. If you or a loved one has been affected by a truck driver or trucking company's negligence, call our Warrenton, MO truck crash lawyers today at 866-382-4167 or contact us online for a complimentary consultation.


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Warrenton, MO Truck Crash Lawyers: The Statistics

Any Warrenton, MO motor vehicle accident can lead to catastrophic injuries or, in the most tragic cases, wrongful death. Victims of truck accidents are at extremely high risk due to the sheer size of semi-trucks and the force they carry. Even though trucks make up only 4.6 percent of registered vehicles in 2016, trucks and large buses caused 13.2 percent of traffic related fatalities. In fatal truck accidents, 72 percent of of fatalities were occupants of passenger vehicles, not the truck. Most trucks are 20-30 times bigger than conventional cars and take 20-40 percent longer to come to a complete stop.

Because truck accidents in Warrenton, MO are so high-risk, there are firm regulations that truck drivers and truck companies must follow. When they do not respect those rules and you are subsequently injured through no fault of your own, you need to call the Warrenton, MO truck crash lawyers of HK Law to get the recovery you deserve.

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

Each truck accident is ]unique, and the liable parties will differ depending how your specific crash happened. The knowledgeable and dependable Warrenton, MO truck crash lawyers at HK Law will conduct a full investigation into your crash to determine liability. The following are, in general, some of the parties that are liable in truck crashes.

The Driver

According to the Federal Motor Safety Administration, nearly nine-tenths of truck accidents are caused by driver error. Examples of when a truck driver may be found liable are:

  • Distracted driving, including driving while
    • Texting, or otherwise using their phone
    • Eating or drinking
    • Tobacco use
    • Adjusting AC/Heat controls or the radio
    • Not paying attention to the road in front
    • Lost in thought
    • Driving while tired
  • Drunk driving, or being under the influence of drugs
  • Aggressive driving
  • Failure to check blind spots
  • Driving well over the speed limit

If you were injured 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 getting justice for all of your damages.

The Truck Company

Truck companies can be just as negligent as Warrenton, MO truck drivers. Semi-trucks are in constant use and consequently the company needs to stay up to date on repairs. While trucks are pulled over for inspection, there are simply too many on the Warrenton, MO roads for the Department of Transportation to be able to monitor every single truck. 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 suggest that driving with less than four hours sleep within 24 hours impairs a driver more than drunk driving. There are firm laws regarding how much truck drivers can drive within a certain period. The regulations are:

  • An 11-hour driving limit after 10 consecutive hours not driving;
  • A 14-hour driving limit followed by 10 consecutive hours off duty, even if they were not driving the entire time;
  • 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 consecutive day period after having 34 or more hours off-duty.

Sadly, some Warrenton, MO truck companies are concerned more about their bottom line than they do about doing what's right. If a truck driver's drowsy driving caused your injuries, it may be because they obligated to keep driving even when it violates federal regulations.

Lastly, truck companies must only hire drivers who are capable of driving safely. Truck drivers need a Commercial Driver License in order to legally operate a semi-truck. If a truck company hires someone who is untrained, has a history of traffic violation or has another criminal conviction that precludes them from driving a truck, they are liable for their negligent hiring practices.

The Truck Manufacturer and Mechanics

Anyone involved in the design, manufacture, distribution and sale of trucks has a duty to make sure they are safe to reach the market. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says that any component that creates "unreasonable risk of death or injury in an accident" must be recalled.

Similarly, if a mechanic observes a safety hazard and does not correct it, Halvorsen Klote's truck crash lawyers may be able to hold them responsible.

The Shipping Company

Cargo needs to be correctly loaded so that the truck will not roll over and cargo will not spill out. Shifting cargo could cause the truck to roll-over and injure you. If the shipping company neglected to guarantee the safety of their shipping practices, you can also file a claim against them.

A Governmental Entity

Roadway hazards such as broken pavement, loose guard rails or malfunctioning traffic lights can cause truck accidents. Governments have a duty to design and maintain roadways safely and when they eschew that duty you may be able to seek compensation from them with the help of experienced and skilled Warrenton, MO truck crash lawyers. Construction companies that fixed the hazards poorly may also be held liable.

Do I Need Warrenton, MO Truck Crash Lawyers?

If you have been harmed in a truck accident, then you unquestionably 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 lower your compensation. The devastating consequences of truck accidents go far beyond a typical claim between two civilian motorists that you might be able to deal with without an attorney. Your Warrenton, MO truck crash lawyers at HK Law know how to prove exactly how much you are owed and why. Besides fighting back against the trucking company, veteran and savvy truck crash lawyers will:

  • Acquire and assess evidence, including:
    • The truck's black box
    • Video from inside the truck
    • Nearby surveillance video
    • Eyewitness testimony
    • Police reports
    • The accident site
    • Employer records
    • Maintenance records
  • Oversee all communication, litigation, and documentation
  • Review your medical records
  • Work with medical and auto wreck experts to determine liability and properly calculate the value of your claim
  • Keep in constant communication with you
  • Take your case in front of a judge and jury if the insurance and trucking company will not be reasonable in negotiations

Our Warrenton, MO truck crash lawyers know how to get you the full financial recovery you are owed. We charge no attorney's fees unless you get the full compensation you deserve.

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If you have been hurt in a truck crash because someone else was negligent, the devoted and talented 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 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 discover more about how the Warrenton, 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.