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Madison, IL, Accident Attorneys


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Madison, IL, Accident Attorneys

Accident Attorneys in Madison, IL. 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 personal and economic situation. Our Madison, IL, Accident Attorneys help victims and their families get the compensation they deserve after a tragic accident. You deserve a legal team that will help you through an accident. Halvorsen Klote has won millions in case victories and plans to do the same for you.

Whether you're injured in a motor vehicle accident, via medical malpractice, lost someone due to wrongful death, were hurt at work or by a product, Halvorsen Klote's Madison, IL, accident 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 that we'll discuss further down this page. Contact our now for a case review and consultation. We don't get paid unless you win.


Madison, IL, Personal Injury Claims

Common Accident Cases

The injury lawyers at Halvorsen Klote have managed a number of cases for victims in the Madison, IL, area. Here are some of the most common types of accident cases we have experience with:

  • Car and Truck Accidents: Vehicle-related crashes account for an average of 1.9 million accidents every year (and about 30,000 fatalities). Many of these accidents include semi trucks, speeding, distracted drivers, drugs and alcohol, and intersections.
  • Premises Liability: These claims usually involve dog bites, defective products, 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's important to contact an experienced accident 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, poorly issued warning labels or instructions, and even design errors that lead to injuries. May include bad brakes on a car, household appliances, and other everyday goods. Our Madison, IL, accident attorneys are on your side.
  • Medical Malpractice: Another common cause of personal injury claims, medical malpractice is often related to surgical error, misdiagnosis, prescribing the wrong medication, and several other medical issues.

A death or serious injury can cause emotional and financial stress to family members. The causes to bring an injury case vary greatly. There's no way to know. Our injury attorneys in Madison, IL, are here to help no matter what your accident is. We're here to win. The Madison, IL, accident attorneys at Halvorsen Klote are here to help clients manage serious changes in their lives.


What Damages Can Be Recovered For an Injury Claim?

It is Halvorsen Klote's responsibility to make sure our clients receive fair compensation for their injuries. Our Madison, IL, accidents attorneys will look at financial damages, punitive measures, and other factors that may have caused physical, mental, and financial harm. The two main types of compensation an accident attorney in Madison, IL, may provide includes:

  • Special Damages: Economic or "special" damages can include any loss of financial earnings, medical expenses, lost 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 considered special damages, which is why it is important to keep track of financial repercussions. When you begin a case, our team will help you get these items in order.
  • General Damages: More difficult to define, general damages are equally important for victims to consider. Our Madison, 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 is advisable to keep a journal that documents your current situation to justify general damages.

Different states have different rules about what kinds of damages are considered viable for compensation. HK Law's Madison, IL, accident lawyers will calculate these damages and ensure survivors receive the compensation they deserve. You also need to consider statutes of limitations in the state you're in. The general rule is you should pursue a claim within one year, often much sooner, due to evidence (especially medical). Call one of our accident lawyers in Madison, IL, today for more info about settling a claim or opening a case.

Halvorsen Klote offers a variety of services to victims throughout Illinois and Missouri. There's no harm in giving us a call when you need help. Other case-types we have fought for include the following:

Any tragedy validates at least looking into a lawyer for representation. An experienced accident attorney will help you gather the material you need to negotiate with insurance agencies, file thorough medical records, get witness testimonies, and provide other services. It's essential to be proactive after an accident. You can read more in the FAQ section about filing and winning accident 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 involved 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 roadside hazards. It is essential to reach out to an experienced Madison, IL, injury attorney that will assess the case and make sure all damages are recovered.

The accident attorneys at Halvorsen Klote understand how frustrating it can be for victims and their families. We'll do everything we can to make sure you're compensated in full.


Tips for Hiring an Accident Attorney in Madison, IL

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:

  • Do you handle this kind of case?
  • Do I need medical or police records?
  • Do you have any reviews and testimonials?

The experienced Madison, IL, accident attorneys at HK Law will work with you. Contact a member of our team today.


Common Injury Types

While every accident is different, our attorneys have discovered that most of the Madison, IL accident victims who visit us have had similar personal injuries. Below are a few examples:

  • Broken bones: these can vary from small breaks on hands or feet that are more as a nuisance than anything, to agonizing shattered bones that necessitate extended rehab and physical therapy.
  • Whiplash: this is an ailment that most commonly is caused by car accidents, and happens when a sudden force or change in direction causes muscles and soft tissue to move faster than they would under usual circumstances.
  • Cuts and scrapes: while many people think that these are minor injuries, these can potentially cause infection if not properly treated.
  • Traumatic brain injuries: the force and sudden impact of falls or auto accidents often results in concussions or other head injuries. If not treated properly, TBIs can reduce brain function and potentially cause insomnia and recurring headaches. A large number of accident victims ignore the possibility that they might have sustained a TBI, and thus delay therapy until it is too late.
  • Internal bleeding: this most commonly happens in more serious accidents, like falls from high platforms or high-speed car accidents. The forces from these accidents can cause damage to your organs, and without rapid treatment, these injuries can turn into life-threatening ones.

Contact our accident attorneys in Madison, IL, today for help. You may be able to receive special or general damages for your injury.


Contact an Accident Attorney in Madison, IL

Don't hesitate to reach out to Halvorsen Klote now for a consultation. You can call us at 1-877-51-HKLAW (877-514-5529) for a case consultation. Our Madison, IL, accident attorneys handle a variety of other cases too, 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 Today

Don't hesitate to contact Halvorsen Klote if you or a family member were in an accident. Our firm has won millions for accident victims, in wrongful death cases, and others. Talk to an experienced Madison, IL, Accident Attorney today for a free consultation.