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Do I Have a Legitimate New Mexico Slip and Fall Claim?

At the Law Office of Samuel I. Kane, our experienced premises liability attorneys in Las Cruces know that slip and fall cases are more complex than they might seem from an outside perspective. If you have been injured on another person, party, or entity’s property in New Mexico, there is the assumption that the property owner or operator will take responsibility for the damages. Unfortunately, nothing could be further from the truth. The property owner’s insurance company is going to want more than an injury report before they write the individual who has hurt a check for their financial recovery needs. They are going to want proof their policyholder was at fault for the dangerous conditions that led to your injury. That is where we come in. Our skilled Dona Ana County personal injury lawyers will review your accident, injuries, and the circumstances of both to understand if there were negligent factors that contributed to the incident before building our case around the legal facts. Here is what you need to know about holding a business or property owner liable for your personal injury recovery needs.

Did the New Mexico Property Owner Have a Duty to Ensure Your Safety?

Property owners generally owe a duty of care to guests or invitees, so if you are shopping at a grocery store, having lunch at a restaurant, or are visiting with a friend in his or her home, the property owner has a duty to ensure the environment you are in is safe from danger.

Did the New Mexico Property Owner Reasonable Know About the Dangerous Condition?

If the property owner knew of or reasonably should have known of the hazardous conditions that exist on their premises, but simply chose not to fix it, they may be liable for your slip and fall accident. Common dangerous conditions can include:
  • Broken stairs, elevators, or escalators
  • Debris that has fallen onto walkways
  • Exposed wiring
  • Failing to fence or guard a hazard
  • Falls from heights
  • Inadequate lighting in entryways, stairs, walkways
  • Lack of security
  • Materials, supplies, and products stacked on floors
  • Missing or damaged hand railings
  • Rugs or carpets that are not secured
  • Wet and slippery surfaces
Getting hurt on public, private, or government property in New Mexico requires an experienced approach to pursuing results. At the Law Office of Samuel I. Kane, we will review your case during a free consultation to ensure you have the legal help you need to pursue the financial recovery you are entitled to for your injuries.

Contact our Experienced Personal Injury Attorneys in Las Cruces at the Law Office of Samuel I. Kane, P.A.

Contact our experienced personal injury attorneys in Las Cruces at the Law Office of Samuel I. Kane, P.A. by calling 575-541-3004 to schedule a free consultation to learn more about your legal rights and options to hold the negligent party responsible for your complete financial recovery.