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Washington, MO, Accident Attorneys


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Washington, MO, Accident Attorneys

Accident Attorneys in Washington, MO. Halvorsen Klote represents clients in the Greater St. Louis area and Southern Illinois. Our firm understands that a severe injury can cause repercussions for a family or individual's personal and economic situation. Halvorsen Klote's Washington, MO, Accident Attorneys help victims and their families recover compensation after tragic injuries and accidents. As a victim, you deserve a legal team that can help. Halvorsen Klote has won millions in case victories and plans to do the same for you.

Whether you're injured in a vehicle accident, by medical malpractice, lost someone due to wrongful death, were hurt at work or by a product, Halvorsen Klote's Washington, MO, accident attorneys are here to help. Halvorsen Kote supports survivors and injury victims recover any damages they may be owed after an accident. This may include pain and suffering, medical bills, lost wages, and other damages that we will discuss later on. Contact Halvorsen Klote today for more information. We don't get paid unless you win.


Washington, MO, Injury Cases

Common Accident Claims

The injury attorneys at Halvorsen Klote have settled a number of claims for victims in the Washington, MO, area. Here are some of the most common types of accident cases we have experience with:

  • Automotive Accidents: Vehicular accidents account for an average of 1.9 million injuries each year (and around 30,000 fatalities). Most of these accidents include semi trucks, speeding, distracted drivers, drugs and alcohol, and intersections.
  • Premises Liability: These cases often involve slips and falls, swimming pool accidents, fires, toxic fumes, dog bite, and other hazards that cause injuries on someone's premises.
  • Workplace Accidents: Workplace injuries include chemical exposure, repetitive motion, and even losing a body part. It is important to contact an experienced accident lawyer if you've been injured on the job.
  • Product Liability: Products that malfunction or don't hold up to safety standards can cause serious harm. There may be manufacturing defects, poorly issued warning labels or instructions, or even design errors that lead to injuries. May include bad brakes on a car, household appliances, and other everyday items. Halvorsen Kote's Washington, MO, accident lawyers are on your side.
  • Medical Malpractice: Another common cause of injuries, medical malpractice is often related to surgical error, misdiagnosis, prescribing the wrong medication, and many other medical issues.

A death or serious injury can cause emotional and financial stress to family members. The causes to bring a personal injury case vary greatly. There's just no way to tell. Halvorsen Klote's injury attorneys in Washington, MO, are here to help no matter what your situation is. We're here to win. The Washington, MO, accident attorneys at Halvorsen Klote are here to help victims.


What Damages Can Be Recovered For an Injury Claim?

It is our responsibility to make sure our clients receive fair compensation for their injuries. Our Washington, MO, accidents attorneys look at financial damages, punitive measures, and other factors that may have caused financial and physical harm. The two primary types of compensation an accident attorney in Washington, MO, may provide includes the following:

  • Special Damages: Economic or "special" damages may include lost wages, medical expenses, loss of benefits, any loss of inheritance, and even the value of goods a victim would have provided if they weren't injured. You can also include medical and funeral expenses that survivors had to pay for. Any economic impact can be counted as special damages, which is another reason why it is important to keep track of financial repercussions. When you begin a case, our team will help you get these items in order.
  • General Damages: While not as clear, general damages are equally important for victims to consider. Our Washington, MO, accident lawyers will consider pain and suffering, emotional trauma, loss of enjoyment, and other long-lasting concerns post-injury. It's helpful to keep a journal that documents your current situation to justify general damages.

Different states have different laws about what kinds of damages are considered viable for reimbursement. Your Washington, MO, accident lawyers will calculate these damages and ensure survivors receive the compensation they deserve. You should also consider statutes of limitations in the state the accident occurred in. The general rule is you should pursue a case within one year, often much sooner, due to evidence (especially medical). Call one of Halvorsen Klote's accident lawyers in Washington, MO, today for additional information about settling a claim or opening a case.

HK Law offers a range of legal services to victims throughout Illinois and Missouri. Give us a call if you're in need of legal representation. Other case-types we have fought for include the following:

Most tragedies validate at least looking into a lawyer for representation. An experienced accident attorney will help you gather the material you need to negotiate with insurance agencies, file thorough medical records, get witness testimonies, and provide other services. It's essential to be proactive after an accident. You can read more in the FAQ section about filing and winning accident claims and hiring a lawyer.


Who is Liable to Pay for Damages?

Who's liable or at fault depends on where the accident happened, any liability coverage, and other factors. For example, if you're in a truck accident you may be able to sue the driver for negligence, the trucking company, or even a construction company if there were roadside hazards. It's essential to contact an experienced Washington, MO, injury lawyer that will assess the claim and make sure all damages are recovered.

The accident attorneys at HK Law understand how frustrating it can be for victims and their families. We'll do everything we can to make sure you're compensated in full.


Tips for Finding an Accident Attorney in Washington, MO

There are a few things you should look for when you hire a lawyer to represent your case. Below are a couple of questions to get you started:

  • Is this a case-type you're interested in?
  • Do I need medical or police records?
  • Do you have any reviews and testimonials?

The experienced Washington, MO, accident attorneys at HK Law will work with you. Contact a member of our team today.


Common Injury Types

While every accident is unique, our lawyers have noticed that many of the Washington, MO accident victims who work with us have had similar personal ailments. Below are a few examples:

  • Broken bones: these can vary from small breaks on fingers or toes that exits more as a nuisance than anything, to painful compound fractures that result in extended rehab and physical therapy.
  • Whiplash: this is a condition that most often is caused by car accidents, and happens when a sudden force or change in direction causes muscles and soft tissue to move faster than they would in real life.
  • Cuts and scrapes: while many people believe these to be minor injuries, these can present the risk of infection if not adequately dealt with.
  • Traumatic brain injuries: the force and violent impact of falls or auto accidents often results in concussions or other head injuries. If not treated properly, TBIs can reduce brain function and potentially present problems sleeping and recurring headaches. Many people who have been in accidents ignore the likelihood that they could have sustained a TBI, and thus put off treatment until it is too late.
  • Internal bleeding: this most often occurs in more severe accidents, like falls from high platforms or high-speed car accidents. The forces from these accidents can cause damage to your organs, and without urgent treatment, these injuries can turn into life-threatening ones.

Contact our accident attorneys in Washington, MO, now for help. You may be able to receive special or general damages for your injury.


Reach Out To an Accident Attorney in Washington, MO

Don't hesitate to reach out to Halvorsen Klote now for a consultation. Call us at 1-877-51-HKLAW (877-514-5529) for a case consultation. Our Washington, MO, accident attorneys manage a number of other cases too, including:

Our firm would be more than happy to speak with you. We've settled numerous cases and you can view our case results here.


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.


Get the Help You Need Now

Don't hesitate to contact Halvorsen Klote if you or a family member were in an accident. Our firm has won millions for accident victims, in wrongful death cases, and others. Talk to an experienced Washington, MO, Accident Attorney now for a free consultation.