Injury Attorney in Alton, IL
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Injury Attorney in Alton, IL. Halvorsen Klote represents clients in the Greater St. Louis area and Southern Illinois. Our team knows that a major injury can cause serious difficulties for a family or individual's personal and economic situation. Halvorsen Klote's Alton, IL injury attorneys help victims and their families recover compensation after unexpected injuries and accidents.
Whether you are injured in a car accident or truck accident, via medical malpractice, lost a family member in a wrongful death, were hurt at work or because of a defective product, Halvorsen Klote's injury attorneys are here to help. Halvorsen Kote supports survivors and injury victims recover any damages they are legally entitled to due to an injury. This may include pain and suffering, medical expenses, lost wages, and other losses we'll discuss further down this page. Contact our now for more information. No recovery? We don't get paid.
How Can an Injury Attorney in Alton, IL Help Me?
An injury attorney will handle all the legal aspects of your case while you focus on healing. When you hire a Halvorsen Klote Alton, IL injury attorney, we will:
- Make a full investigation into your injuries, gather evidence needed and develop a legal strategy to prove negligence
- Accurately determine the value of your damages
- Send a settlement demand letter to the insurance company
- Negotiate with the insurance company, including using alternative dispute resolution methods like mediation if we have to
- File a lawsuit in court if we cannot secure maximum compensation in negotiation
- Fight for you in front of a judge and jury if necessary
- Keep you up to date on the status of your claim
- Offer you peace of mind and answer any questions you may have about your claim
You didn't deserve to be injured, but you don't have to go through this process alone. Speak to an injury attorney at Halvorsen Klote today at 866-382-4167 to start on the path to receiving justice and maximum compensation.
Below are some helpful links and legal FAQs from your Alton, IL injury attorney team at Halvorsen Klote:
- How Much Is My Personal Injury Claim Worth?
- If an Insurance Company Pays for Property Damage, Do I Still Need an Attorney for my Injuries Claim?
- Why Do I Need a Lawyer?
- How Long Does it Take to Get a Settlement?
- Will My Personal Injury Claim Go to Court?
- Who Is Liable in a Car Accident?
- Do I Need a Lawyer if I'm in a Car Accident?
- Can I Sue if I Was Partially At Fault?
- Is There a Time Limit to File a Lawsuit?
Common Personal Injury Claims in Alton, IL
The personal injury attorneys at HK Law have handled countless claims for victims in the Alton, IL area. Below are a few of the most common types of injury cases our firm comes up against:
- Motor Vehicle Accidents — Traffic-related accidents account for about 1.9 million injuries each year (and about 30,000 fatalities). Auto accidents are often caused by speeding, distracted driving, drunk driving and intersections.
- Premises Liability — These cases typically involve slips and falls, swimming pool accidents, fires, toxic fumes, dog bite and other hazards that can cause injuries on someone's property.
- Workplace Accidents — According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2021 there were over 2 million recorded injury or illness cases in the workplace, and over 5,000 work-related fatalities. Accidents on the job can range from repetitive trauma to losing a limb. It is important to contact an experienced workers' compensation attorney as soon as possible after a work injury.
- Product Liability — Products that are not designed, manufactured and marketed properly can cause serious harm. There may be manufacturing defects, poorly issued warning labels or instructions, and even design errors that victims deserve compensation for. In the U.S. in 2021, almost 12 million people visited the emergency room for injuries resulting from defective products. Defective products can include motor vehicle componenets, household appliances and other everyday items.
- Medical Malpractice — Another common cause behind personal injury claims, medical malpractice can include surgical error, failure to diagnose, prescribing the wrong medication and birth injuries.
Tragic injuries can lead to unimaginable stress for family members. The circumstances surrounding each injury is unique. Our injury attorney team in Alton, IL are here to help regardless of the particulars of your case. We're here to get you the compensation you deserve.
Question to Ask an Injury Attorney in Alton, IL
There are a few things you should as an attorney before hiring them. Below are a couple of questions to get you started:
- What kind of clients do you work with? You need to know if you are putting your case in the hands of the right kind of firm (size, experience, etc.) to manage your case.
- Do you have experience with my type of injury claim? Have they taken on cases similar to yours before? Were they able to get a fair recovery for their clients?
- What do you think the value of my injuries are? An experienced Alton, IL injury attorney will be honest about how much they think your claim is worth, and why. If they mention too little or too much, be wary.
- How much does it cost for your services? Lawyer fees are an obvious concern. At Halvorsen Klote, we charge on a contingency basis (you pay nothing upfront and you agree to pay us a portion of your recovery). We charge no fees unless we win your claim.
What Damages Can I Recover For My Injuries in Alton, IL?
The value of your injuries depends on the severity of your injuries, whether you are partially at fault for your injuries and the skill of your Alton, IL injury attorney. Typically, you are eligible for two types of damages: economic losses and noneconomic losses.
Economic damages reimburse you for the financial toll your injuries have caused you. An experienced injury attorney will help you receive full compensation for:
- Lost wages
- Lost or reduced earning potential
- Medical expenses, including
- Emergency room care
- Surgeries and doctors appointments
- Physical rehabilitation
- Joint replacements
- In-home care
- Assistive devices, such as crutches or home improvements
Noneconomic damages are meant to compensate you for the less tangible ways your injuries have affected you. Missouri and Illinois each define noneconomic damages a little differently, according to Missouri Senate Bill 239 and 735 ILCS 5/2-1115.2:
In Missouri, "without limitation":
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Physical impairment
- Loss of capacity to enjoy life
- Loss of consortium
In Illinois, "including but not limited to":
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of society
The more severe your injuries, the higher your noneconomic damages will be. If you loved playing pickup basketball every weekend and now can no longer jump the same, you you deserve justice and recognition. Your Alton, IL injury attorney at Halvorsen Klote will help an insurance company, judge or jury see things from your point of view and get you the full financial recovery you are entitled to.
Call an Injury Attorney in Alton, IL Today
Don't hesitate to call Halvorsen Klote if you or someone you love were in an accident. Our firm has won millions for car accident victims, in wrongful death cases, and in other claims in Alton, IL and throughout the St. Louis and Southern Illinois area. Talk to an experienced personal injury lawyer in Alton, IL today at 866-382-4167 or contact us online for a no-risk, no-obligation consultation.
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.
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.