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Slip and Fall Lawyer Lake St. Louis, MO


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Slip and Fall Lawyer

Slip and Fall Lawyer Lake St. Louis, MO. If you were injured in a slip and fall accident because a property manager did not keep their property free of dangerous or hazardous conditions, you require an experienced and knowledgeable Lake St. Louis, MO slip and fall lawyer like those at Halvorsen Klote. We have recovered millions of dollars in damages for our Lake St. Louis, MO clients. Businesses have an obligation to make sure their property is safe for patrons and customers, and when they fail in that obligation they are responsible for giving you financial compensation. If you sustained an injury in a slip and fall accident, call your Lake St. Louis, 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 difficult to understand 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 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 Lake St. Louis, MO slip and fall lawyer will help you collect compensation for. How much compensation you receive will be based 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:

  • 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 affect 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 ankle may require a quick trip to a Lake St. Louis, MO emergency room and a week off work. Whatever the scope of the impact your slip and fall accident had on your life, your Lake St. Louis, MO slip and fall lawyer at HK Law will make sure that you collect 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 Lake St. Louis, MO, the pertinent law is called "Premises Liability." Property owners have a obligations to patrons or visitors to keep their properties safe and free of any dangerous conditions. If there is a hazardous condition, they must warn you of it and do what they can 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 dangerous 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 complicated task, and necessitates the skill of an experienced Lake St. Louis, MO slip and fall lawyer.

Comparative Negligence

Lake St. Louis, MO has what's called 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 attempt to blame you for as much of the fault as possible. If they succeed, the full amount of compensation you are awarded will be considerably less than it could be. 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 savvy Lake St. Louis, MO slip and fall lawyer in your corner to help decrease the amount of fault placed on you for your injury. To place as much of the liability for your slip and fall injury on you, defendants will frequently try to say that:

  • The dangerous condition on the property should have been obvious to you
  • You were not paying proper attention to your surroundings, for example you were looking at your phone
  • You were on a part of the property that is off-limits to customers
  • Appropriate steps were taken to protect customers, for example a "wet floor" sign by a puddle
  • You were using inappropriate or dangerous footwear

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

If your slip and fall accident happened 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 compensation for your workplace injury 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 mild inconvenience to lifelong complications. When you are injured because of another person's negligence, it leads to confusion and anger, especially when the negligent party does not want to pay you the recovery you deserve. An HK Law Lake St. Louis, MO slip and fall lawyer knows how insurance companies try to avoid 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 injured in a slip and fall accident, do not wait to get in touch with 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.