Our Albuquerque Attorneys Help Victims of Trips, Slips and Falls
Business and property owners have a duty to keep their premises in safe condition and to make reasonable inspections to discover potential hazards and conduct the necessary repairs which allows you to enter places without constant worry of an accident.
Premises liability lawsuits are not always easy to win in New Mexico. The injured victim has the burden to prove that the property owner or renter is at fault. Our goal is to advise you on your rights to recover for slips, trips and falls on residential, commercial or government property.
We pursue fair and reasonable compensation for your injuries, which may include brain trauma, spinal damage, a slipped disc, a wrist sprain, shoulder dislocation, ankle fracture or other serious injuries.
To prevail on a premises liability claim, you must demonstrate that the property owners shared significant responsibility for the dangerous situation or that they failed to conduct a reasonable inspection that would have alerted them to the danger. Our dedicated and compassionate team of attorneys investigates the facts surrounding your injury to determine whether you have a valid claim for trips, slips and falls that occur because of:
- Slippery liquid spilled on supermarket floor
- Shelves overstocked with heavy items at top
- Blocked aisles in a retail space
- A dark parking lot
- Ice on stairs or a walkway
- Uneven pavement on sidewalks
- An unsupervised swimming pool or children’s playground
- A vicious dog or exotic pet
- Inadequate security in a hotel, shopping mall or other business
- An unmarked construction site
Filing a slip and fall lawsuit against the government or a private entity
New Mexico’s laws impose a three-year statute of limitations for most premises liability claims. However, if you are suing a municipal government entity, you must file your notice of intent to claim within 90 days — not even three months. An intent to claim is not a full lawsuit, just your notice to the government that you intend to file a claim. If you miss the strict notification deadline, you lose your opportunity to obtain fair compensation for your injuries and medical expenses from the government agency responsible for your accident.