Fayette, MO

Slip and Fall Lawyer Fayette, MO


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Slip and Fall Lawyer

Slip and Fall Lawyer Fayette, MO. If you were injured in a slip and fall incident because a property manager did not keep their property reasonably safe, you need an experienced and savvy Fayette, MO slip and fall lawyer like those at Halvorsen Klote. We have recovered millions of dollars in damages for our Fayette, MO clients. Businesses have a responsibility to make sure their property is safe for patrons and customers, and when they neglect that obligation they are responsible for paying you financial compensation. If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident, call your Fayette, 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 accidents account for about 1 million, or 12 percent of those visits. While it is sometimes complicated to understand 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 complicated legal process and secure the compensation you deserve. You owe us no fees unless we win your case, and if we cannot get you the compensation 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 variety of injuries that your Fayette, MO slip and fall lawyer will help you receive compensation for. How much compensation you receive will depend on the severity 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:

Injuries vary greatly in how serious they are, and how serious they are will affect your compensation. A spinal cord injury or traumatic brain injury may leave you in a wheelchair for the rest of your life, while a sprained ankle might require a quick trip to a Fayette, MO emergency room and a week off work. Regardless of the scope of the effect your slip and fall accident had on your life, your Fayette, MO slip and fall lawyer at HK Law will ensure 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 future 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 Fayette, MO, the relevant 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 hazardous condition, they must warn you of it and do their best to repair 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 can file a claim for negligence and premises liability. Proving negligence is a hard task, and necessitates the skill of an experienced Fayette, MO slip and fall lawyer.

Comparative Negligence

Fayette, MO has what is known as a "comparative negligence" law, meaning that a plaintiff may bear some liability their personal injury. In any settlement or trial, a defendant will attempt to place as much responsibility for the injury on you as possible. If they succeed, the full amount of money you receive will be significantly lowered. For example, if a jury finds that you should be awarded $50,000 for all of your damages, but that you were 20% liable for the accident, the amount of compensation you collect will be $40,000. That's why it is essential to have a skilled Fayette, MO slip and fall lawyer in your corner to help reduce the percentage of fault placed on you for the accident. To place as much of the blame for your slip and fall accident 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 where visitors are not allowed
  • Suitable steps were taken to protect customers, for example a "wet floor" sign by a puddle
  • You were using inappropriate or dangerous footwear

Fayette, MO insurance companies have had a lot of practice trying to pin the blame for slip and fall accidents on the plaintiffs. But an expert HK Law Fayette, 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 recovery for your workplace injury through your workers’ compensation claim 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 mild inconvenience to lifelong disabilities. When you are injured as a result of another person's negligence, it leads to confusion and anger, particularly when the at-fault party does not want to pay you the money you are entitled to. An HK Law Fayette, MO slip and fall lawyer knows how insurance companies try to avoid paying you fair 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 hesitate 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.