Glen Carbon, IL

Slip and Fall Lawyer Glen Carbon, IL


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Slip and Fall Lawyer

Slip and Fall Lawyer Glen Carbon, IL. 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 talented Glen Carbon, IL slip and fall lawyer like those at Halvorsen Klote. We have recovered millions of dollars in damages for our Glen Carbon, IL clients. Businesses have a duty to make sure their property is safe for visitors, and when they neglect that duty they are responsible for giving you financial compensation. If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident, call your Glen Carbon, 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 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 to go about receiving compensation, the slip and fall lawyers at Halvorsen Klote will help you navigate the labyrinthine legal process and secure the financial recovery you deserve. We charge no upfront fees, and if we cannot get you the compensation 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 Glen Carbon, IL slip and fall lawyer will help you receive compensation for. How much compensation you receive will depend on the seriousness of your injury and the extent of the effect it has on your life. Common injuries you can experience in a slip and fall accident are:

  • 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:

Injuries vary greatly in how serious they are, and how serious they are will impact your financial recovery. A spinal cord injury or traumatic brain injury may leave you in a wheelchair for the rest of your life, while a sprained wrist might require a quick visit to a Glen Carbon, IL emergency room and a week off work. Regardless of the scope of the effect your slip and fall accident had on your life, your Glen Carbon, IL slip and fall lawyer at HK Law will make sure that you get a full recovery. You are entitled to compensation for all of your damages including medical expenses past and future, any lost wages or future 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 Glen Carbon, IL, the relevant 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 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 dangerous condition that the property owner failed to either repair or warn of, you can file a claim for negligence and premises liability. Proving negligence is a touch task, and requires the savvy of a talented Glen Carbon, IL slip and fall lawyer.

Comparative Negligence

Glen Carbon, IL has what is known as a "comparative negligence" law, meaning that a plaintiff can be found partially 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 money you receive will be substantially less than it could be. 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 receive will be $40,000. That's why it is essential to have a knowledgeable Glen Carbon, IL slip and fall lawyer in your corner to help decrease the percentage of fault placed on you for your injury. To place as much of the blame 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 engaged in a spirited conversation
  • You were on a part of the premises that is off-limits to visitors
  • Appropriate steps were taken to protect customers, for example a "wet floor" sign by a puddle
  • You were wearing inappropriate or dangerous footwear

Glen Carbon, IL insurance companies have had a lot of practice trying to place the blame for slip and fall accidents on the plaintiffs. But an knowledgeable HK Law Glen Carbon, IL slip and fall lawyer will help collect 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 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 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 complications. When you are hurt due to somebody else's negligence, it leads to confusion and anger, particularly when the negligent party does not want to pay you the compensation you are owed. An HK Law Glen Carbon, IL 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 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.