NEW MEXICO SLIP AND FALL ATTORNEY AT THE REYNA LAW FIRM
Premises accidents happen every day in New Mexico, NM property owners and occupants must keep their premises safe for visitors. This means keeping the property free of hazards, property defects, and other dangerous conditions. When these issues go ignored, serious accidents occur.
Slips, trips, and falls are the most common types of accidents that happen to New Mexico property visitors. Slips and falls often cause serious injuries that result in mounting medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Slip and fall injuries often happen in numerous types of residential and commercial settings, such as:
- Retail stores
- Grocery stores
- Wholesale clubs
- Home improvement stores
- Amusement parks
- Hotels and resorts
- Stadiums and arenas
- Construction sites
- Office buildings
- Apartment complexes
- Nursing homes
- Government buildings
- Parking Lots
- Private residences
New Mexico property owners are supposed to routinely inspect their properties to identify any hazards and warn visitors of their existence. Also, they are supposed to take reasonable measures to address and mitigate safety issues once they become aware of their existence.
The responsibilities property owners or occupants differ based on the type of visitor that enters their premises. These get broken into three categories:
Invitee: When a New Mexico business has invited you onto their property, they are responsible for keeping their premises safe for invitees through exercising reasonable care. This is considered the highest duty of care.
Licensee: Someone who has implied per New Mexico to enter the property, such as a mail carrier, door to door salesperson, or a social guest. Licensees who suffer slip and fall injuries must prove that a specific hazard or defect caused the injuries, the owner/occupant knew or should have known about it, and that hazard or defect was concealed and not obvious to the accident.
Trespasser: People who have not been invited and have no legal right to be on the property. An owner/occupant owes no duty to trespassers, except to refrain from willful or wanton misconduct or entrapment.
New Mexico, Texas premises liability cases such as slips and falls are tricky, and it can be challenging to prove the owner or occupant bears responsibility for your injuries. If you get injured in a slip and fall accident in New Mexico, Texas, it is vital to call the slip and fall attorney at the Reyna Law Firm, who has in-depth knowledge of the complexities of these types of cases.
HOW DOES A NEW MEXICO SLIP AND FALL INJURY CLAIM WORK?
If you were a visitor on the premises of another party in New Mexico, Texas, and suffered a slip and fall injury, you may have the right to file a personal injury claim. Following the accident, there are some critical steps you should take:
- Have your injuries treated right away.;
- Take multiple photographs showing the hazards that caused your fall.;
- Obtain the names and addresses of all witnesses.;
- Retain full medical documentation of your injuries; and
- Call New Mexico slip and fall injury attorney at the Reyna Law Firm to evaluate your case. We want to fight for you!
Once we gather the evidence, we will communicate with the defendant’s insurance company or their legal representatives. Usually, the preferred outcome is to obtain a settlement that is acceptable to you without going to trial. However, if the other side is not willing to be reasonable, we will be prepared to litigate your case to a NM court and jury.
During the process, you may be contacted by the defendant’s insurer with questions about your claim. It would be best if you did not give any statements to the insurer (or otherwise speak with them about the case) without first talking to the Reyna Law Firm. Insurance companies often try to speak to accident victims and get them to say things that might damage their case. Let us talk to them on your behalf!
TYPES OF SLIP AND FALL INJURIES THAT OCCUR IN NEW MEXICO
Slips and falls in New Mexico, Texas happen for many reasons, such as:
- Wet and slippery floors
- Loose floorboards and protruding nails
- Cluttered floors
- Torn carpeting
- Uneven surfaces
- Dangerous stairs
- Loose handrails
- Defective escalators
- Defective sidewalks
- Parking lot potholes
- Inadequate lighting
- Bad weather
- Other hazardous conditions
Common New Mexico injuries that occur from slip and fall accidents include:
- Closed Head and Traumatic Brain Injuries;
- Broken Bones;
- Spinal Cord Injuries;
- Neck and Back Injuries;
- Soft Tissue Injuries;
- Internal Injuries; and
- Wrongful Death
THE INJURED IN NEW MEXICO CHOSE THE REYNA LAW FIRM!
The Reyna Law Firm has helped countless clients injured in New Mexico accidents. We know the ins and outs of New Mexico slip and fall accident claims, and what it takes to win. We are members of the exclusive Academy of Attorneys 100 Million Dollar Club and Lifetime Members of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum! Fighting and winning for the injured in New Mexico is what we do! Call the Reyna Law Firm today! We want to fight for you!
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