Collinsville, IL

Slip and Fall Lawyer Collinsville, IL


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Slip and Fall Lawyer

Slip and Fall Lawyer Collinsville, IL. If you were injured in a slip and fall incident because a property manager did not keep their property free of dangerous or hazardous conditions, you require an experienced and talented Collinsville, IL slip and fall lawyer like those at Halvorsen Klote. We have recovered millions of dollars in damages for our Collinsville, IL clients. Businesses have a duty to ensure their property is safe for visitors, and when they neglect that obligation they are responsible for paying you financial compensation. If you sustained an injury in a slip and fall accident, call your Collinsville, IL 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 accidents account for about 1 million, or 12 percent of those visits. While it is sometimes complicated to understand who exactly is liable for your slip and fall and how proceed with receiving compensation, the slip and fall lawyers at Halvorsen Klote will help you navigate the labyrinthine legal process and secure the compensation you are owed. You owe us no fees unless we win your case, 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 variety of injuries that your Collinsville, IL slip and fall lawyer will help you collect compensation for. How much compensation you receive will be based on the seriousness of your injury and how much of an effect it has on your life. Common injuries you can experience 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 serious they are will affect your financial recovery. A spinal cord injury or traumatic brain injury may leave you disabled for the rest of your life, while a sprained ankle may only need a quick visit to a Collinsville, IL emergency room and a week off work. Whatever the scope of the impact your slip and fall accident had on your life, your Collinsville, IL slip and fall lawyer at HK Law will make sure that you are awarded a full recovery. You are entitled to compensation for all of your damages including medical expenses past and future, any lost wages or lowered earning potential and any pain and suffering or mental anguish you experienced because of your slip and fall.

Who Is Liable for My Slip and Fall Injuries?

In Collinsville, IL, the pertinent law is called "Premises Liability." Property owners have a responsibility to patrons or visitors to keep their properties safe and without any hazardous conditions. If there is a hazardous condition, they must warn you of it and do their best to fix it. If you receive 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 neglected to either fix or warn of, you a case for negligence and premises liability. Conclusively demonstrating negligence is a complicated task, and requires the savvy of an accomplished Collinsville, IL slip and fall lawyer.

Comparative Negligence

Collinsville, IL has what is referred to as a "comparative negligence" law, meaning that a plaintiff can be judged to be partly responsible for their personal injury. In any settlement or trial, a defendant will attempt to blame you for as much of the fault as possible. If they succeed, the full amount of compensation you receive will be substantially less than it could be. For instance, 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 receive will be $40,000. That's why it is imperative to have a talented Collinsville, IL slip and fall lawyer by your side to help minimize the level of fault placed on you for the accident. To place as much of the blame for your slip and fall injury on you, defendants will often try to say that:

  • The hazardous 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 premises that is off-limits to visitors
  • Reasonable steps were taken to protect customers, for example a "wet floor" sign by a puddle
  • You were wearing inappropriate or dangerous footwear

Collinsville, IL insurance companies have a lot of experience trying to place the blame for slip and fall accidents on the plaintiffs. But an expert HK Law Collinsville, IL slip and fall lawyer will help secure 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 recovery for your workplace accident 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 array of personal injury cases. Check out the links below to see more about the services we offer.


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Any injury can give rise to anything from minimal inconvenience to lifelong difficulties. When you are hurt as a result of somebody else's negligence, it causes confusion and anger, particularly when the at-fault party does not want to pay you the recovery you deserve. An HK Law Collinsville, IL slip and fall lawyer understands how insurance companies try to get out of paying you just compensation, and we know how to win over a St. Louis judge and jury if we are not able to get a fair settlement out of court. If you've been hurt in a slip and fall accident, do not wait to reach out to 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.