Cottleville, MO

Injury Attorneys in Cottleville, MO


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Cottleville, MO, Injury Attorneys

Injury Attorneys in Cottleville, MO. Halvorsen Klote serves victims and their families in Metro St. Louis and Southern Illinois. Our firm knows that a serious injury can cause serious difficulties for a family or individual's economic or personal situation. Halvorsen Klote's Cottleville, MO, Injury Attorneys help victims get the compensation they deserve after a tragic accident.

If you are injured in a vehicle accident, through medical malpractice, lost someone due to wrongful death, were hurt at work or by a product, our Cottleville, MO, injury attorneys are here to help. Our firm 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'll discuss later on. Contact Halvorsen Klote now for more information. We don't get paid unless you win.


Cottleville, MO, Personal Injury Claims

Common Injury Cases

The injury attorneys at HK Law have managed countless claims for victims in the Cottleville, MO, area. Below are a few of the most common types of personal injury cases our firm comes up against:

  • Automotive Accidents: Vehicle-related accidents account for around 1.9 million injuries every year (and around 30,000 fatalities). Many of these accidents involve large trucks, speeding, distracted driving, DUIs, and intersections.
  • Premises Liability: These claims typically involve slips and falls, swimming pool accidents, fires, toxic fumes, dog bite, and other hazards that cause injuries on someone's premises.
  • Workplace Accidents: Accidents on the job can range from repetitive trauma to losing a limb. It's important to contact an experienced work-comp 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 items.
  • Medical Malpractice: Another common cause of injuries, medical malpractice is often related to surgical error, misdiagnosis, prescribing the wrong medication, and several other medical issues.

Tragic events can lead to incredible stress for family members. The causes to bring a personal injury claim vary greatly. There's just no way to know. Our injury attorneys in Cottleville, MO, are here to help no matter what your situation is. We're here to win.


What Damages Can You Recover For an Injury Case?

It's our responsibility to make sure our clients receive fair compensation for their injuries. Our Cottleville, MO, injury attorneys will look at financial damages, punitive measures, and other factors. The two primary types of compensation include:

  • Special Damages: Special or "economic" damages may include lost wages, lost benefits, 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 another reason why it's important to keep track of financial repercussions.
  • General Damages: While not as clear, general damages are equally important for victims to consider. Our Cottleville, MO, accident attorneys 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 rules about what is considered viable for reimbursement. Your Cottleville, MO, injury lawyers will calculate these damages and ensure survivors get the compensation they deserve. You also need to consider statutes of limitations in the state the accident occurred in. The general rule is you should file a claim within one year, often much sooner, because of evidence. Contact one of our personal injury lawyers today for additional information about settling a claim or opening a case.

Any tragedy validates at least looking into a lawyer. A qualified injury attorney will help you gather the material you need to get fair compensation for your damages like collect police reports, 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 injury 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'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 unexpected hazards. It's essential to contact an experienced Cottleville, MO, injury lawyer that will assess the claim and make sure all damages are covered.


Tips for Hiring an Attorney

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

  • What kind of clients do you typically represent? You need to know if you're contacting the right kind of firm (size, experience, etc.) to handle your case.
  • What kind of experience do you have? Many firms should be able to provide you with client reviews and testimonials.
  • How much does your firm charge? Lawyer fees are a big concern. In tort law, most firms charge on a contingency basis (services are free and a percentage of any victory is awarded to the client). If we don't win, you don't pay.

Reach Out To an Attorney in Cottleville, MO, Now

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 Cottleville, MO, wrongful death attorneys handle a variety of other cases as well, including:

Our lawyers 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 reach out to Halvorsen Klote if you or a family member were in an accident. Our firm has won millions for car accident victims, in wrongful death cases, and others. Talk to an experienced Cottleville, MO, Injury Attorney today for a free consultation.