Chesterfield, MO

Slip and Fall Lawyer Chesterfield, MO


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Slip and Fall Lawyer

Slip and Fall Lawyer Chesterfield, MO. If you were hurt in a slip and fall incident because someone did not keep their property free of dangerous or hazardous conditions, you need an accomplished and savvy Chesterfield, MO slip and fall lawyer like those at Halvorsen Klote. We have recovered millions of dollars in damages for our Chesterfield, MO clients. Businesses have an obligation to ensure their property is safe for visitors, and when they fail in that duty they are responsible for paying you financial compensation. If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident, call your Chesterfield, MO slip and fall lawyer at 877-51-HKLAW or contact us online today.

Falls are the leading cause of emergency room visits in the United States, and slip and fall injuries account for about 1 million, or 12 percent of those visits. While it can be hard to know who exactly is liable for your slip and fall and how to go about getting compensation, the slip and fall lawyers at Halvorsen Klote will help you navigate the complicated legal process and secure the compensation you are entitled to. We charge no upfront fees, and if we cannot get you the recovery you need in a settlement we will take your case to court.

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Common Types of Slip and Fall Injuries

There are a wide range of injuries that your Chesterfield, MO slip and fall lawyer will help you receive compensation for. How much compensation you collect will depend on the gravity of your injury and how much of an effect it has on your life. Common injuries you can receive in a slip and fall accident include:

  • Fractures, most commonly:
    • Hip
    • Wrist
    • Ankle
    • Skull
  • Soft tissue injuries, such as:
    • Sprains
    • Ligament or tendon tears
  • Head injuries, including traumatic brain injuries
  • Shoulder dislocations
  • Muscle strains
  • Knee injuries, especially if you twist as you fall
  • Cuts and abrasions
  • Back, neck and spine injuries, including:

Some injuries are more severe than others, and how severe they are will affect your financial recovery. A spinal cord injury or traumatic brain injury may leave you with a disability for the rest of your life, while a sprained knee might only need a quick trip to a Chesterfield, MO emergency room and a week off work. Whatever the scope of the impact your injury had on your life, your Chesterfield, MO slip and fall lawyer at HK Law will make certain that you are awarded a full recovery. You deserve to be compensated for all of your damages including medical expenses past and future, any lost pay or lowered earning potential and any pain and suffering or mental anguish you suffered because of your slip and fall.

Who Is Liable for My Slip and Fall Injuries?

In Chesterfield, MO, the pertinent law is called "Premises Liability." Property owners have a responsibility to patrons or visitors to keep their properties safe and free of any hazardous conditions. If there is a hazardous condition, they must warn you of it and do their best to repair it. If you sustain a slip and fall injury because of loose wiring, black ice, a bulging area of the floor, an unmarked wet floor or any other hazardous condition that the property owner failed to either fix or warn of, you can file a claim for negligence and premises liability. Proving negligence is a hard task, and requires the savvy of a talented Chesterfield, MO slip and fall lawyer.

Comparative Negligence

Chesterfield, MO has what is referred to as a "comparative negligence" law, meaning that a plaintiff may bear some legal responsibility their personal injury. In any settlement or trial, a defendant will try to blame you for as much of the fault as possible. If they succeed, the full amount of recovery you are awarded will be considerably lowered. For example, if a jury finds that you should be compensated $50,000 for all of your damages, but that you were 20% responsible for the accident, the amount of compensation you collect will be $40,000. That's why it is important to have a skilled Chesterfield, MO slip and fall lawyer in your corner to help decrease the amount of fault placed on you for the accident. To place as much of the responsibility for your slip and fall injury on you, defendants will often try to say that:

  • The dangerous condition on the property should have been obvious to you
  • You were not paying adequate attention to your surroundings, for example you were looking at your phone
  • You were on a part of the property that is off-limits to visitors
  • Appropriate steps were taken to protect customers, for example a "wet floor" sign by a puddle
  • You were using inappropriate or dangerous footwear

Chesterfield, MO insurance companies have had a lot of practice trying to place the blame for slip and fall accidents on the plaintiffs. But an shrewd HK Law Chesterfield, MO slip and fall lawyer will help collect the full compensation that you are entitled to.

If your slip and fall accident occurred at work, you may be entitled to a workers' compensation claim. Slip and falls are the most common cause of workers' compensation claims. Your HK slip and fall lawyer will help you maximize your compensation for your workplace injury through your workers’ compensation case and possible third party negligence claims.

The personal injury lawyers at HK Law have experience fighting and winning a wide variety of personal injury cases. Check out the links below to see more about the services we offer.


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Any injury can occasion anything from minor inconvenience to lifelong disabilities. When you are harmed because of somebody else's negligence, it leads to confusion and anger, especially when the negligent party does not want to pay you the compensation you are owed. An HK Law Chesterfield, MO slip and fall lawyer knows how insurance companies try to get out of paying you fair compensation, and we know how to win over a St. Louis judge and jury if we ever have to take your case to trial. If you've been injured in a slip and fall accident, do not hesitate to get in touch with us today by calling 877-51-HKLAW or contacting us online.


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.