Granite City, IL

Injury Attorneys in Granite City, IL


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Granite City, IL, Injury Attorneys

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

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, our Granite City, IL, injury attorneys are here to help. Halvorsen Kote supports survivors and injury victims recover any damages they may be owed due to an injury. This can include pain and suffering, medical bills, lost wages, and other damages that we'll discuss further down this page. Contact Halvorsen Klote today for a case review and consultation. We don't get paid unless you win.


Granite City, IL, Injury Cases

Common Personal Injury Cases

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

  • Car and Truck Accidents: Vehicle-related crashes account for an average of 1.9 million injuries each year (and around 30,000 fatalities). Many of these accidents involve large trucks, speeding, distracted driving, DUIs, and intersections.
  • Premises Liability: These cases typically involve dog bites, defective "conditions," fires, toxins or chemical leaks, slips and falls, ice, and other hazards that may cause injuries on someone's premises.
  • Workplace Accidents: Accidents on the job can range from repetitive trauma to losing a limb. It is important to contact an experienced workers compensation 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.
  • Medical Malpractice: Another common cause behind 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 an injury case vary greatly. There's just no way to tell. Our injury attorneys in Granite City, IL, are here to help no matter what your situation is. We're here to win.


What Damages Can Be Recovered For an Injury Case?

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

  • Special Damages: Special or "economic" damages often include any loss of financial earnings, loss of 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 why it is important to keep track of financial repercussions.
  • General Damages: Less specific, general damages are as important for victims to consider. Our Granite City, IL, accident attorneys consider loss of consortium, any emotional trauma due to the accident, pain and suffering, and other long-lasting concerns post-injury. It's advisable to keep a journal that documents your current situation to justify general damages.

Different states often have different rules about what damages are considered viable for reimbursement. Your Granite City, IL, injury attorneys will calculate these damages and make sure injury victims and their families 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, usually much sooner, due to evidence. Contact one of our injury lawyers now for additional information about settling a claim or opening a case.

Any tragedy validates at least looking into a lawyer. A skilled 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 personal injury claims and hiring a lawyer.


Who is Liable to Pay for Damages?

Who is 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 unexpected hazards. It's essential to reach out to an experienced Granite City, IL, 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 before you hire an attorney 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? Any firm should be able to provide you with client reviews and testimonials.
  • How much does it cost for your services? Lawyer fees are an obvious 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 a Lawyer in Granite City, IL, Today

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 consultation. Our Granite City, IL, wrongful death lawyers manage a variety of other cases as well, including:

Our lawyers 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 car accident victims, in wrongful death cases, and others. Talk to an experienced Granite City, IL, Injury Attorney today for a free consultation.