Injury Attorney in Hazelwood, MO
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Injury Attorney in Hazelwood, MO. Halvorsen Klote serves victims and their families in Metro St. Louis and Southern Illinois. Our team knows that a major injury can create immediate financial, physical and emotional hardships for a family or individual's economic or personal situation. Halvorsen Klote's Hazelwood, MO injury attorneys help victims recover compensation after tragic injuries and accidents.
If you are injured in a car accident or truck accident, via medical malpractice, lost someone due to wrongful death, were injured on the job or want to make a product liability claim, Halvorsen Klote's injury attorneys will stand by your side. Halvorsen Kote supports survivors and injury victims recover any damages they are legally entitled to after an accident. This can include pain and suffering, medical expenses, lost wages, and other losses that we'll discuss further down this page. Contact our now for more information. We don't get paid unless you win.
What Can an Injury Attorney in Hazelwood, MO Do For Me?
An injury attorney will handle all investigation, documentation and litigation while you spend your energy on your physical recovery. When you hire a Halvorsen Klote Hazelwood, MO injury attorney, we will:
- Investigate your claim, obtain evidence needed and come up with a legal strategy to prove negligence
- Precisely calculate how much your claim is worth
- Send a settlement demand letter to the insurance company
- Negotiate with the insurance company, including using alternative dispute resolution processes like mediation if we have to
- File a lawsuit in court if the insurance company won't be fair in negotiation
- Take the case to trial if necessary
- Ensure you know what's going on in your claim
- Give you peace of mind and answer any questions you may have about the process
You were injured through no fault of your own, but you do have legal options. Call an injury attorney at Halvorsen Klote as soon as possible at 866-382-4167 to get started on being made whole again.
The following are some helpful links and legal FAQs from your Hazelwood, MO 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 Injury Cases in Hazelwood, MO
The injury attorneys at HK Law have managed countless claims for victims in the Hazelwood, MO area. Here are some of the most common types of injury cases our firm comes up against:
- Automotive Accidents — Motor vehicle accidents account for about 1.9 million injuries each year (and about 30,000 fatalities). Many of these accidents involve large trucks, speeding, distracted driving, drunk driving and poorly designed roadways.
- Premises Liability — These claims typically involve dog bites, defective "conditions," fires, chemical leaks, slips and falls, ice and other hazards that can cause injuries on another person's premises.
- Workers' Compensation Claims — According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2021 there were more than 2 million recorded injuries or illnesses that took place on the job, and 5,190 work-related fatalities. Workplace injuries include chemical exposure, repetitive trauma and even losing a body part. It is important to contact a knowledgeable workers' compensation lawyer if you've been injured at work.
- Product Liability — Products that malfunction can cause serious harm. There may be manufacturing defects, poorly issued warning labels or instructions, and even design errors that lead to injuries. Nationwide in 2021, almost 12 million people visited the emergency room for injuries resulting from defective products. Defective products can include bad brakes on a car, children's toys and other everyday items.
- Medical Malpractice — Another common type of injury case, medical malpractice can include surgical error, delayed diagnosis, prescribing the wrong medication and birth injuries.
Tragic events can lead to incredible stress for family members. The causes to bring an injury claim vary greatly. Halvorsen Klote's injury attorney team in Hazelwood, MO are here to help regardless of the particulars of your case. We're here to get you the compensation you are owed.
Tips for Hiring an Injury Attorney in Hazelwood, MO
There are several 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 work with? You need to know if you're putting your case in the hands of the right kind of firm (size, experience, etc.) to handle your case.
- Do you have experience with these types of cases? Have they handled cases similar to yours before? Did they win?
- What do you think the value of my injuries are? A skilled Hazelwood, MO 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 your firm charge? Lawyer fees are a big concern. At Halvorsen Klote, we work on a contingency basis (services are free and a we take a percentage of your compensation as our fees). You owe us no fees unless you get the compensation you are owed.
What Damages Can Be Recovered For an Injury Case in Hazelwood, MO?
The value of your injuries depends on the severity of your injuries, whether you are partially at fault for your injuries and the abilities of your Hazelwood, MO injury attorney. Typically, you are entitled to two categories of damages: economic losses and noneconomic losses.
Economic damages compensate you for the bills and expenses your injuries cause. A skilled injury attorney will help you receive full compensation for:
- Lost wages
- Lost or reduced earning capacity
- Medical bills, for example
- Emergency room care
- Surgeries and doctors appointments
- Physical therapy
- Joint replacements
- In-home care
- Assistive devices, such as crutches or vehicle modifications
Noneconomic damages are intended to reimburse you for your damages that are harder to put a dollar figure on. Missouri and Illinois each have their own definitions of noneconomic damages, under 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 of an impact your injuries have had on your life, the higher you'll be able to recover. If you loved playing pickup basketball every weekend and now can no longer jump the same, you need to be compensated for that. Your Hazelwood, MO injury attorney at Halvorsen Klote will help an insurance adjuster, judge or jury understand how your injuries have affected you and get you the full financial recovery you are entitled to.
Speak to an Injury Attorney in Hazelwood, MO Today
Don't wait to get in touch with Halvorsen Klote if you or someone you love were in an accident. Our firm has gotten great results in a wide variety of claims in Hazelwood, MO and throughout the St. Louis and Southern Illinois area. Talk to an experienced personal injury lawyer in Hazelwood, MO now 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.