Farmington, MO

Slip and Fall Lawyer Farmington, MO


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Slip and Fall Lawyer

Slip and Fall Lawyer Farmington, MO. If you were injured in a slip and fall incident because a property owner did not keep their property free of dangerous or hazardous conditions, you need an accomplished and skilled Farmington, MO slip and fall lawyer like those at Halvorsen Klote. We have recovered millions of dollars in damages for our Farmington, MO clients. Businesses have a duty to ensure their property is safe for patrons and customers, and when they fail in that duty they are responsible for giving you financial compensation. If you have been hurt in a slip and fall accident, call your Farmington, 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 make up about 1 million, or 12 percent of those visits. While it is often hard to know who exactly is responsible 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 entitled to. We charge no upfront fees, and if we cannot get you the recovery you need in a settlement we will argue your case in front of a judge and jury.

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Common Types of Slip and Fall Injuries

There are a wide range of injuries that your Farmington, MO slip and fall lawyer will help you get compensation for. How much compensation you receive will be based on the seriousness of your injury and the extent of the effect it has on your life. Common injuries you can sustain in a slip and fall accident include:

  • Broken bones, 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 disabled for the rest of your life, while a sprained knee might only need a quick visit to a Farmington, MO emergency room and a week off work. Regardless of the the extent of the impact your injury had on your life, your Farmington, MO slip and fall lawyer at HK Law will make sure that you receive a full recovery. You deserve to be compensated for all of your damages including medical expenses past and future, any lost pay or diminished earning potential and any pain and suffering or mental anguish you experienced as a result of your slip and fall.

Who Is Liable for My Slip and Fall Injuries?

In Farmington, MO, the pertinent law is called "Premises Liability." Property owners have a responsibility to patrons or visitors to keep their properties safe and without any dangerous conditions. If there is a dangerous 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 neglected to either fix or warn of, you a case for negligence and premises liability. Proving negligence is a hard task, and necessitates the savvy of an accomplished Farmington, MO slip and fall lawyer.

Comparative Negligence

Farmington, MO has what's called a "comparative negligence" law, meaning that a plaintiff can be found in some measure responsible for 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 compensation you are awarded will be substantially lowered. For example, if a jury finds that you should be awarded $50,000 for all of your damages, but that you were 20% at-fault for the accident, the amount of compensation you receive will be $40,000. That's why it is imperative to have a talented Farmington, MO slip and fall lawyer in your corner to help minimize the level of fault placed on you for your injury. To place as much of the responsibility for your slip and fall accident on you, defendants will commonly try to say that:

  • The dangerous condition on the property should have been obvious to you
  • You were not paying sufficient attention to your surroundings, for example you were looking at your phone
  • You were on a part of the property where visitors are not allowed
  • Suitable steps were taken to protect visitors, for example a "wet floor" sign by a puddle
  • You were utilizing inappropriate or dangerous footwear

Farmington, MO insurance companies have had a lot of practice trying to pin the blame for slip and fall accidents on the plaintiffs. But an knowledgeable HK Law Farmington, MO slip and fall lawyer will help secure the full compensation that you are owed.

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

The personal injury lawyers at HK Law have experience arguing and winning a wide range 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 minimal inconvenience to lifelong complications. When you are injured due to another person's negligence, it causes confusion and anger, particularly when the at-fault party does not want to pay you the compensation you are entitled to. An HK Law Farmington, MO slip and fall lawyer knows 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 ever have to take your case to trial. 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.