Hannibal, MO

Injury Attorneys in Hannibal, MO


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Hannibal, MO, Injury Lawyers

Injury Attorneys in Hannibal, MO. Halvorsen Klote represents clients in the Greater St. Louis area and Southern Illinois. Our firm knows that a major injury can cause repercussions for a family or individual's economic or personal situation. Halvorsen Klote's Hannibal, MO, Injury Attorneys help victims and their families recover compensation after tragic injuries and accidents.

If you are injured in a car or truck accident, through medical malpractice, lost someone due to wrongful death, were hurt at work or by a product, our Hannibal, MO, injury 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 we'll discuss further down this page. Contact our firm now for more information. We don't get paid unless you win.


Hannibal, MO, Injury Cases

Common Injury Claims

The personal injury attorneys at Halvorsen Klote have handled countless claims for victims in the Hannibal, MO, area. Here are some of the most common types of personal injury cases we have experience with:

  • Automotive Accidents: Vehicular crashes account for around 1.9 million injuries each year (and around 30,000 fatalities). Most of these accidents involve large trucks, speeding, distracted driving, DUIs, and intersections.
  • Premises Liability: These cases usually 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: Workplace injuries include chemical exposure, repetitive motion, and even losing a body part. It is important to contact an experienced workers compensation 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, and even design errors that lead to injuries. May include bad brakes on a car, household appliances, and other everyday items.
  • 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 claim vary greatly. There's no way to know. Halvorsen Klote's injury attorneys in Hannibal, MO, are here to help no matter what your situation is. We're here to win.


What Damages Can Be Recovered For a Personal Injury Claim?

It's our responsibility to make sure our clients receive fair compensation for their injuries. Our Hannibal, MO, 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 may include lost wages, loss of benefits, loss of inheritance, and any goods and services the survivor may have contributed in the future. You can also include medical and funeral expenses that survivors had to pay for. Any economic impact can be counted as special damages, which is another reason why it is important to keep track of financial repercussions.
  • General Damages: Less specific, general damages are as important for victims to consider. Our Hannibal, 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 damages are considered viable for compensation. Our Hannibal, MO, injury lawyers will calculate these damages and ensure injury victims and their families receive the compensation they deserve. You should also consider statutes of limitations in the state you're in. The general rule is you should pursue a claim within one year, usually much sooner, due to evidence. Contact one of our injury lawyers today for more info about settling a claim or pursuing a case.

Most tragedies validate at least looking into a lawyer. A skilled injury attorney will help you gather the material you need to negotiate with insurance agencies, file through medical records, get witness testimonies, 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 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 is important to reach out to an experienced Hannibal, MO, injury lawyer that can assess the case 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 it cost for your services? 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 a Lawyer in Hannibal, MO, Now

Don't hesitate to reach out to Halvorsen Klote now for a consultation. Call us at 1-877-51-HKLAW (877-514-5529 for a case consultation. Our Hannibal, MO, wrongful death attorneys handle a number of other cases too, including:

Our attorneys would be more than 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 Hannibal, MO, Injury Attorney now for a free consultation.