Weldon Spring, MO

Truck Crash Lawyers in Weldon Spring, MO


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Truck Crash Lawyers Weldon Spring, MO. Truck accidents can have ruinous consequences that go well beyond a prototypical car accident. After being injured in a truck accident, there's the very real likelihood that you might have to deal with exorbitant medical costs and possibly months, years or even a lifetime of additional care. If you were hurt because of another person's negligence, you do not have to go through your recovery alone. The experienced and committed Weldon Spring, 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 affected by a truck driver or trucking company's thoughtlessness, call our Weldon Spring, MO truck crash lawyers today at 877-51-HKLAW or contact us online for a free case evaluation.


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Truck Crash Lawyers: The Statistics

Any Weldon Spring, MO motor vehicle accident can lead to devastating injuries or, in the worst cases, wrongful death. Victims of truck crashes are at extremely high risk due to the mere size of semi-trucks and the force they expel. Despite making up only 4.6 percent of registered vehicles in 2016, trucks and large buses were involved in 13.2 percent of fatal accidents. 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 typical vehicles and take 20-40 percent more time to come to a complete stop.

Weldon Spring, MO truck drivers and their trucking companies have an important responsibility to ensure the safety of everyone on the road. Because truck accidents are so dangerous, there are strict laws that truck drivers and truck companies must comply with. When they do not respect those rules and you are subsequently injured through no fault of your own, you need to call the Weldon Spring, MO truck crash lawyers of HK Law to get the compensation you are entitled to.

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

Each truck accident is different, and the liable parties will differ depending on what caused the crash. The experienced and dependable Weldon Spring, 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 otherwise using their phone
    • Eating or drinking
    • Using tobacco
    • Adjusting AC/Heat settings or the radio
    • Focusing on something on the side of the road
    • Daydreaming
    • Driving while fatigued
  • Drunk driving, or being under the influence of drugs
  • Aggressive or reckless driving
  • Neglecting to check blind spots and other unsafe lane changes
  • Speeding

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

The Truck Company

Truck companies owe the same duty of care to people on Weldon Spring, MO roads that trick drivers do. Semi-trucks often drive hundreds of thousands of miles a year and consequently they can come into disrepair quickly. While trucks are often pulled over for inspection, there are simply too many on the Weldon Spring, MO roads for the Department of Transportation to be able to guarantee every semi-truck's safety. That's why regular maintenance and repairs must be a priority for truck companies.

Furthermore, truck companies have a responsibility to take care of their drivers and not overwork them. Some studies indicate that drowsy driving impairs a driver more than drunk driving. There are strict rules about the amount of miles a truck driver can drive in one day and how often they need 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 consecutive 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 consecutive 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 consecutive day period after having 34 or more hours off-duty.

Unfortunately, some Weldon Spring, 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 drowsy, it may be because they felt pressure from their bosses to complete a delivery even when they were not reasonably able to.

Finally, truck companies have a responsibility to only hire 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 proper license, has a history of DWIs or is otherwise unqualified to drive a truck, they can be held accountable for their negligent hiring process.

The Truck Manufacturer and Mechanics

Like car manufacturers, any company that designs or produces trucks has an obligation to issue recalls on any component they find to be unsafe. 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 notes a faulty component and does not repair it or does not repair it adequately, 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 fastened within the truck. Unbalanced weight distribution or unattached cargo could cause the truck to roll-over and harm you. If the shipping company did not load their cargo properly, they may be at fault for your injuries.

Local or State Government

Roadway hazards like potholes, loose guard rails or faulty traffic lights can occasionally cause truck accidents. Governments have an obligation to keep our roadways safe and when they eschew that duty you may be able to hold them accountable with the help of accomplished and talented Weldon Spring, MO truck crash lawyers. Third party contractors that repaired the hazards inadequately may also be held accountable.

Do I Need Truck Crash Lawyers?

If you have been hurt in a truck crash, then you unquestionably need to hire a lawyer. Truck drivers and trucking companies have expensive insurance policies and their insurance adjusters will do everything in their power to minimize your compensation. The ruinous consequences of truck accidents go well beyond a common fender bender that you might be able to handle yourself. Your Weldon Spring, MO truck crash lawyers at HK Law understand how to effectively value, negotiate and recover for you the compensation you are entitled to. Other than dealing with insurance companies, accomplished and savvy truck crash lawyers will:

  • Acquire and evaluate evidence, including:
    • The truck's black box
    • Video footage from the truck's ca
    • Nearby 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 auto accident experts to determine liability and properly calculate the value of your case
  • Keep you consistently updated on the status of your case
  • Take your case to trial if we cannot secure a fair settlement offer

Our Weldon Spring, MO truck crash lawyers know how to get you the full compensation you deserve. 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 array of personal injury cases. Check out the links below to see more about the services we offer.


Contact Your Weldon Spring, MO Truck Crash Lawyers Today | HK Law

If you have been hurt in a truck accident through no fault of your own, the committed and talented 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 negligence. Let us fight for you to win you the recovery you deserve. Call us today at 877-51-HKLAW or contact us online to find out more about how the Weldon Spring, 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.