Injury Attorney in Rolla, MO
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Injury Attorney in Rolla, MO. Halvorsen Klote serves victims and their families in Metro St. Louis and Southern Illinois. Our team understands that a serious injury can cause repercussions for a family or individual's personal and economic situation. Halvorsen Klote's Rolla, MO injury attorneys help victims and their families get the compensation they deserve after a tragic accident.
Whether you're injured in a car accident or truck accident, via medical malpractice, lost someone due to wrongful death, were injured on the job 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 can include pain and suffering, medical bills, lost wages, and other damages we'll discuss later on. Contact Halvorsen Klote today for more information. No recovery? We don't get paid.
What Can an Injury Attorney in Rolla, MO Do For Me?
An injury attorney will handle all the legal aspects of your case while you spend your energy on your physical recovery. As part of our legal services in Rolla, MO, your Halvorsen Klote injury attorney will:
- Investigate your claim, obtain evidence needed and come up with a legal strategy to prove negligence
- Reliably determine the value of your damages
- Make a settlement demand to the insurance adjuster
- Negotiate with the insurance adjuster, which may include alternative dispute resolution processes like mediation if we have to
- File a lawsuit in court if we cannot secure maximum compensation in negotiation
- Fight for you to trial if we have to
- Keep you up to date on the status of your claim
- Offer you peace of mind and dispel any doubts you may have about your claim
You were injured through no fault of your own, but you don't have to go through this process alone. Speak to an injury attorney at Halvorsen Klote as soon as possible at 866-382-4167 to start on the path to receiving justice and maximum compensation.
The following are some helpful links and legal FAQs from your Rolla, 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 Personal Injury Claims in Rolla, MO
The personal injury attorneys at HK Law have managed countless claims for victims in the Rolla, MO area. Below are a few of the most common types of personal 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). Auto accidents are often caused by speeding, distracted driving, drunk driving and intersections.
- Premises Liability — These claims often involve dog bites, defective "conditions," fires, toxins, slips and falls, ice and other hazards that may cause injuries on another person's property.
- Workplace Accidents — According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2021 there were 2,607,900 recorded injury or illness cases in the workplace, and over 5,000 work-related deaths. Accidents on the job can range from repetitive trauma to losing a limb. It is important to contact an experienced workers' compensation lawyer if you've been injured at work.
- Product Liability — Products that don't hold up to safety standards can cause devastating injuries. There may be manufacturing defects, poorly issued warning labels or instructions, or even design defects that lead to injuries. In the U.S. in 2021, almost 12 million people went to the emergency room for injuries related to consumer 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, misdiagnosis, prescription injuries and birth injuries.
Tragic injuries can lead to unimaginable stress for family members. The causes to bring a personal injury claim vary greatly. Halvorsen Klote's injury attorney team in Rolla, MO will fight for you no matter what your accident is. We're here to get you the compensation you deserve.
Tips for Hiring an Injury Attorney in Rolla, MO
There are a few things you should as an attorney before hiring them. Below are a couple of questions to help you make the best decision for your case:
- 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.) that understands your needs.
- What kind of experience do you have? Have they handled cases similar to yours before? What were the results?
- What do you think the value of my claim is? A skilled Rolla, 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 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 a we take a percentage of your compensation as our fees). If we don't win, you don't pay.
What Damages Can I Recover For My Injuries in Rolla, MO?
The value of your claim depends on the seriousness of your injuries and how they affect your life, whether you share any blame for your injuries and the abilities of your Rolla, MO injury attorney. Generally speaking, you are entitled to two kinds of damages: economic losses and noneconomic losses.
Economic damages compensate you for the financial toll your injuries have caused you. An experienced injury attorney will secure full compensation for:
- Lost wages
- Lost or reduced earning capacity
- Medical expenses, such as
- Emergency room care
- Surgeries and doctors appointments
- Physical therapy
- Prescriptions or over-the-counter medications
- Joint replacements
- In-home care
- Assistive devices, such as wheelchairs or vehicle modifications
Noneconomic damages are meant 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 severe your injuries, the more your noneconomic damages will be. If you loved playing pickup basketball every weekend and now can no longer run at full speed, you need to be compensated for that. Your Rolla, MO 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 deserve.
Reach Out to an Injury Attorney in Rolla, MO Now
Don't hesitate to get in touch with 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 in other claims in Rolla, MO and beyond. Talk to an experienced personal injury lawyer in Rolla, MO as soon as possible at 866-382-4167 or contact us online for a complimentary 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.