St. Louis Claims Lawyers
Missouri Claims Attorneys
There are a number of reasons you might want to pursue an injury claim in Missouri or Illinois. At Halvorsen Klote, it's our job to make sure injured victims and their families are fairly compensated for general and special damages. These include medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment and consortium, and in some cases punitive damages. Contact our claims lawyers today to learn more about our capabilities and to receive a free case review.
What Are "Other Claims?"
"Other Claims" is a classification for the not-so-obvious torts and personal injury cases. The majority of claims involve car and truck accidents, medical malpractice, premises liability, and workers compensation. "Other claims," for want of a better term, can refer to an array of cases. These include:
- Class action lawsuits
- Wrongful death / survivorship
- Dram shop lawsuits
- Consumer protection
- Deceptive trade practice
- Environmental claims
- Insurance bad faith
- Rape and sexual assault
And many, many more. While all of these fall into the umbrella category of injury claims, you seldom hear about obscure injuries that involve, for example, deer stand accidents, talcum powder lawsuits, or fire-related injuries. According to the NSC, there are more than 47 million injuries per year and as many as 170,000 preventable deaths in the United States. It's our injury claim lawyers' responsibility at Halvorsen Klote to offer top-notch representation to make sure these victims and their families get the legal representation they deserve.
5 Things to Know About Injury Claims
The legal process is often overwhelming for injured victims. At Halvorsen Klote, it's important to our claims lawyers to help clients get from A to B and all the way through Z. We want you to win fair compensation for your injury, and encourage anyone who has been injured due to negligence to contact our St. Louis attorneys ASAP for more information. Below, we've answered a few of the most common questions we get asked about claims:
1. How do I know if I need to hire a lawyer? Good question. Minor injuries, like stubbing your toe, slipping off a perfectly safe step, or burning your hand on a coffee maker even though it is properly labeled, are seldom worth the effort to pursue. It's important to reach out to a St. Louis injury claims lawyer to see if you have a case or if more investigation is required.
2. How much do injury lawyers cost? The majority of injury firms in Missouri and Illinois charge on contingency. This means that the victim (you) don't pay a thing unless the case is won. Our firm offers free consultations and we only charge a percentage based on your reimbursement (contingency).
3. How much can I win? This depends on the type of case it is and the implications of an injury or death. A broken arm is a broken arm, but that could mean rehabilitation, not being able to do your job, losing promotion potential, and a general loss of enjoyment. Our St. Louis injury claims lawyers can help you determine how much your claim is worth.
4. What do I do if I think I have a case? An experienced lawyer will tell you to start gathering evidence right away. Document everything. This includes medical records, a journal recording your condition, witness testimonies, etc. Our injury attorneys can help you gather this information and make a stronger case.
5. Will my claim go to court? Again, this depends on the situation. Getting a lawyer involved can help persuade an insurer and the negligent party to settle. Why? Because court cases are public and a jury will likely award the victim more than the original offer.
Contact a St. Louis Claims Lawyer Today
If you or a family member have suffered from an injury due to a negligent party, it's critical to contact an experienced claims lawyer right away. Based in St. Louis, MO, Halvorsen Klote's lawyers manage a wide range of claims. It's up to us to help clients through these difficult times and win them fair compensation. We offer free and case reviews.
Reach out to us today to talk to an experienced personal injury attorney near you.