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Belleville, IL, Accident Attorneys


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Belleville, IL, Accident Attorneys

Accident Attorneys in Belleville, IL. Halvorsen Klote represents clients in the Greater St. Louis area and Southern Illinois. Our team understands that a serious injury can cause serious difficulties for a family or individual's personal and economic situation. Our Belleville, IL, Accident Attorneys help victims get the compensation they deserve after a tragic accident. You deserve a legal team that will help you through an accident. Halvorsen Klote has won millions in case victories and plans to do the same for you.

If you're injured in a motor vehicle accident, via medical malpractice, lost someone due to wrongful death, were hurt at work or by a product, Halvorsen Klote's Belleville, IL, accident attorneys are here to help. Halvorsen Kote supports survivors and injury victims recover any damages they may be owed after an accident. This can 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.


Belleville, IL, Personal Injury Claims

Common Accident Claims

The personal injury lawyers at Halvorsen Klote have handled a number of claims for victims in the Belleville, IL, area. Here are some of the most common types of accident cases we have experience with:

  • Car and Truck Accidents: Vehicle-related crashes account for about 1.9 million injuries each year (and around 30,000 fatalities). Many of these accidents include semi trucks, speeding, distracted drivers, drugs and alcohol, and intersections.
  • Premises Liability: These claims usually involve dog bites, defective products, fires, toxins or chemical leaks, slips and falls, ice, and other hazards that can cause injuries on someone's premises.
  • Workplace Accidents: Workplace injuries include chemical exposure, repetitive motion, and even losing a body part. It's 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, failure to include warnings, or even design errors that lead to injuries. May include bad brakes on a car, household appliances, and other everyday items. Our Belleville, IL, accident attorneys are on your side.
  • Medical Malpractice: Another common cause of personal injury claims, 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. Our injury attorneys in Belleville, IL, are here to help no matter what your situation is. We're here to win. The Belleville, IL, accident attorneys at HK Law are here to help clients manage serious changes in their lives.


What Damages Can Be Recovered For an Injury Claim?

It's Halvorsen Klote's responsibility to make sure our clients receive fair compensation for their injuries. Our Belleville, IL, 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 Belleville, IL, may provide includes the following:

  • Special Damages: Economic or "special" damages may include lost wages, medical expenses, lost benefits, any loss of inheritance, and even the value of goods a victim would have provided if they weren't injured. You can also add medical and funeral expenses that survivors had to pay for. Any economic impact can be considered special damages, which is why it is important to keep track of financial repercussions. Our attorneys help victims organize all of this information.
  • General Damages: More difficult to define, general damages are equally important for victims to consider. Our Belleville, IL, injury attorneys will consider loss of consortium, any emotional trauma due to the accident, pain and suffering, and other long-lasting concerns post-injury. It is helpful to document everything you can regarding your health and well-being to justify general damages.

Different states often have different laws about what damages are considered viable for compensation. HK Law's Belleville, IL, accident attorneys will calculate these damages and ensure injury victims and their families get the compensation they deserve. You also need to consider statutes of limitations in the state you're in. The rule of thumb is that you should file a claim within one year, often much sooner, due to evidence (especially medical). Contact one of Halvorsen Klote's accident lawyers in Belleville, IL, today for more info about settling a claim or pursuing a case.

Our firm offers a variety of services to victims throughout Illinois and Missouri. There's no harm in giving us a call when you need help. Other case-types we have fought for include the following:

Any tragedy validates at least looking into a lawyer for help. An experienced accident attorney will help you gather the material you need to get fair compensation for your damages by collecting police reports, organize medical bills, and provide other services. It's important 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 factors like how the accident happened, where it occurred, and the severity of the accident. For instance, 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 is important to contact an experienced Belleville, IL, injury lawyer that will assess the claim and make sure all damages are accounted for.

The accident attorneys at HK Law understand how frustrating it can be for victims and their families. Our team will fight for full compensation for any injury to you or a loved one.


Tips for Finding an Accident Attorney in Belleville, IL

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:

  • Do you handle this kind of case?
  • Do I need medical or police records?
  • Where can I find your testimonials or reviews?

The experienced Belleville, IL, accident attorneys at Halvorsen Klote will work with you. Contact our lawyers now.


Common Injury Types

While every accident is unique, our lawyers have discovered that most of the Belleville, IL accident victims who come to us have dealt with similar personal injuries. Below are a few examples:

  • Broken bones: these can vary from small breaks on extremities that exits more as a nuisance than anything, to painful compound fractures that result in extended rehab and physical therapy.
  • Whiplash: this is an ailment that most often is caused by car accidents, and is defined as 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 consider these minor injuries, these can potentially cause infection if not adequately cared for.
  • Traumatic brain injuries: the speed and sudden impact of car accidents or falls often results in concussions or other head injuries. If not dealt with properly, TBIs can lower brain function and potentially present insomnia and constant headaches. Many accident victims ignore the possibility that they might have suffered a TBI, and thus delay therapy until it is too late.
  • Internal bleeding: this most commonly occurs in more serious accidents, like falls from high platforms or high-speed car accidents. The forces from these accidents can damage your organs, and without urgent treatment, these injuries can turn into life-threatening ones.

Contact our accident attorneys in Belleville, IL, today for help. You may be able to receive special or general damages for your injury.


Reach Out To an Accident Attorney in Belleville, IL

Don't hesitate to reach out to Halvorsen Klote today for a consultation. You can call us at 1-877-51-HKLAW (877-514-5529) for a case review and consultation. Our Belleville, IL, accident attorneys handle a number of other cases too, including:

Our attorneys 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 Today

Don't hesitate to reach out to 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 Belleville, IL, Accident Attorney now for a free consultation.