Granite City, IL

Slip and Fall Lawyer Granite City, IL


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Slip and Fall Lawyer

Slip and Fall Lawyer Granite City, IL. 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 skilled Granite City, IL slip and fall lawyer like those at Halvorsen Klote. We have recovered millions of dollars in damages for our Granite City, IL clients. Businesses have a duty to ensure their property is safe for visitors, and when they fail in that obligation they are responsible for paying you financial compensation. If you sustained an injury in a slip and fall accident, call your Granite City, 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 sometimes complicated to know who exactly is responsible for your slip and fall and how to go about collecting compensation, the slip and fall lawyers at Halvorsen Klote will help you navigate the complex legal process and secure the financial recovery you are entitled to. 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 Granite City, IL slip and fall lawyer will help you collect compensation for. How much compensation you collect will depend on the gravity of your injury and how much of an impact it has on your life. Common injuries you can receive in a slip and fall accident are:

  • 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 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 Granite City, IL emergency room and a week off work. No matter the the extent of the impact your slip and fall accident had on your life, your Granite City, IL slip and fall lawyer at HK Law will make sure 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 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 Granite City, IL, the applicable 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 dangerous condition, they must warn you of it and do what they can 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 dangerous condition that the property owner failed to either repair or warn of, you a case for negligence and premises liability. Conclusively demonstrating negligence is a hard task, and requires the skill of an experienced Granite City, IL slip and fall lawyer.

Comparative Negligence

Granite City, IL has what's called a "comparative negligence" law, meaning that a plaintiff may bear some liability their personal injury. In any settlement or trial, a defendant will endeavor to blame you for as much of the fault as possible. If they succeed, the full amount of compensation you collect will be considerably lowered. For instance, 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 important to have a skilled Granite City, IL slip and fall lawyer by your side to help reduce the percentage of fault placed on you for the accident. To place as much of the liability for your slip and fall injury on you, defendants will frequently 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 engaged in a spirited conversation
  • You were on a part of the premises that is off-limits to patrons
  • Reasonable steps were taken to protect visitors, for example a "wet floor" sign by a puddle
  • You were using inappropriate or dangerous footwear

Granite City, IL insurance companies have a lot of experience trying to pin the blame for slip and fall accidents on the plaintiffs. But an skilled HK Law Granite City, IL slip and fall lawyer will help collect the full compensation that you deserve.

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 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 arguing 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 minor inconvenience to lifelong disabilities. When you are harmed as a result of somebody else's negligence, it leads to confusion and anger, especially when the liable party does not want to pay you the compensation you are owed. An HK Law Granite City, IL slip and fall lawyer understands 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.