Columbia, MO

Columbia, MO, Accident Attorneys


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Columbia, MO, Accident Attorneys

Accident Attorneys in Columbia, MO. Halvorsen Klote serves victims and their families in Metro St. Louis and Southern Illinois. Our team knows that a severe injury can cause repercussions for a family or an individual's personal and economic situation. Our Columbia, MO, Accident Attorneys help victims and their families 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.

Whether you're injured in a vehicle accident, by medical malpractice, lost someone due to wrongful death, were injured due to a defective product or hurt on the job, Halvorsen Klote's Columbia, 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 can include pain and suffering, medical bills, lost wages, and other damages that we will discuss further down this page. Contact our today for more information. We don't get paid unless you win.


Columbia, MO, Injury Cases

Common Accident Claims

The injury attorneys at HK Law have managed a number of cases for victims in the Columbia, MO, region. Here are some of the most common types of accident cases we have experience with:

  • Car and Truck Accidents: Vehicle-related accidents account for an average of 1.9 million accidents each year (and about 30,000 fatalities). Most of these accidents involve large trucks, speeding, distracted driving, DUIs, and intersections.
  • Premises Liability: These cases typically involve slips and falls, swimming pool accidents, fires, toxic fumes, dog bite, and other hazards that may 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 attorney 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, and even design defects that lead to injuries. May include bad brakes on a car, household appliances, and other everyday goods. Halvorsen Kote's Columbia, MO, 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 an injury case vary greatly. There's just no way to know. Halvorsen Klote's injury attorneys in Columbia, MO, are here to help no matter what your accident is. We're here to win. The Columbia, MO, accident attorneys at Halvorsen Klote are here to help victims.


What Damages Can You Recover For an Injury Claim?

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

  • Special Damages: Special or "economic" damages may include lost wages, medical expenses, lost benefits, any loss of inheritance, and any goods and services the survivor may have contributed in the future. You can also add medical and funeral expenses that survivors had to pay for. Any economic impact can be considered 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 Columbia, MO, accident attorneys will consider pain and suffering, emotional trauma, loss of enjoyment, and other long-lasting concerns post-injury. It is advisable to document everything you can regarding your health and well-being to justify general damages.

Different states often have different rules about what kinds of damages are considered viable for reimbursement. Your Columbia, MO, accident lawyers will calculate these damages and make sure survivors get the compensation they deserve. You should also consider statutes of limitations in the state you're in. The rule of thumb is that you should file a case within one year, often much sooner, because of evidence (especially medical). Call one of our accident lawyers in Columbia, MO, now for additional information about settling a claim or pursuing a case.

Halvorsen Klote offers a range 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. A skilled 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 factors like how the accident happened, where it occurred, and the severity of the accident. For example, if you are 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 important to reach out to an experienced Columbia, MO, 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 Columbia, MO

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

  • Do you handle this kind of case?
  • What kind of documentation do you need?
  • Do you have any reviews and testimonials?

The experienced Columbia, MO, accident attorneys at Halvorsen Klote will work with you. Contact a member of our team today.


Common Injury Types

While every accident is unique, our lawyers have discovered that a substantial number of the Columbia, MO accident victims who come to us have had similar personal ailments. Below are a few examples:

  • Broken bones: these can range from small breaks on fingers or toes that exits more as a distraction than anything, to painful compound fractures that necessitate extended rehab and physical therapy.
  • Whiplash: this is a condition 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 think that these are minor injuries, these can potentially cause infection if not immediately cared for.
  • Traumatic brain injuries: the force and sudden impact of falls or auto accidents often causes concussions or other head injuries. If not treated properly, TBIs can lower brain function and potentially cause problems sleeping and recurring headaches. Most people who have been in accidents brush off the possibility that they could have suffered a TBI, and thus put off therapy until it is too late.
  • Internal bleeding: this most commonly occurs in more severe accidents, like falls from high platforms or high-speed car accidents. The forces from these accidents can damage your organs, and without immediate treatment, these injuries can be life-threatening.

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


Reach Out To an Accident Lawyer in Columbia, MO

Don't hesitate to reach out to Halvorsen Klote now for a consultation. You can call us at 1-877-51-HKLAW (877-514-5529) for a case review and consultation. Our Columbia, MO, accident attorneys handle a variety of other cases as well, including:

Our attorneys would be happy to discuss your case. We've settled numerous cases and you can view our testimonials 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 Columbia, MO, Accident Attorney today for a free consultation.