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Slip and Fall Lawyer

Slip and Fall Lawyer Springfield, MO. If you were injured in a slip and fall accident because a property owner did not keep their property free of dangerous or hazardous conditions, you require an experienced and talented Springfield, MO slip and fall lawyer like those at Halvorsen Klote. We have recovered millions of dollars in damages for our Springfield, MO clients. Businesses have a responsibility to ensure their property is safe for patrons and customers, and when they neglect that duty they are responsible for paying you financial compensation. If you sustained an injury in a slip and fall accident, call your Springfield, 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 sometimes difficult to figure out who exactly is liable for your slip and fall and how proceed with collecting compensation, the slip and fall lawyers at Halvorsen Klote will help you navigate the complex 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 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 Springfield, 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 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:

Some injuries are more severe than others, and how serious they are will impact 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 knee may require a quick trip to a Springfield, MO emergency room and a week off work. Whatever the the extent of the effect your injury had on your life, your Springfield, MO slip and fall lawyer at HK Law will make certain that you collect a full recovery. You are entitled to compensation for all of your damages including medical expenses past and future, any lost pay or lowered earning potential and any pain and suffering or mental anguish you suffered as a result of your slip and fall.

Who Is Liable for My Slip and Fall Injuries?

In Springfield, 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 hazardous conditions. If there is a hazardous 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 repair or warn of, you can file a claim for negligence and premises liability. Conclusively demonstrating negligence is a difficult task, and necessitates the knowledge of a talented Springfield, MO slip and fall lawyer.

Comparative Negligence

Springfield, MO has what is known as a "comparative negligence" law, meaning that a plaintiff may bear some legal responsibility 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 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% at-fault for the accident, the amount of compensation you are awarded will be $40,000. That's why it is essential to have a savvy Springfield, MO slip and fall lawyer by your side to help decrease the percentage of fault placed on you for your injury. To place as much of the responsibility for your slip and fall injury 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 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 visitors
  • Reasonable steps were taken to protect visitors, for example a "wet floor" sign by a puddle
  • You were utilizing inappropriate or dangerous footwear

Springfield, MO insurance companies have a lot of experience trying to place the blame for slip and fall accidents on the plaintiffs. But an expert HK Law Springfield, MO slip and fall lawyer will help secure the full compensation that you deserve.

If your slip and fall accident happened 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 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 bring about anything from minor inconvenience to lifelong disabilities. When you are hurt due to somebody else's negligence, it causes confusion and anger, particularly when the liable party does not want to pay you the money you deserve. An HK Law Springfield, MO 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 injured 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.