It can happen to anyone: one moment, you are enjoying life at the home of a friend or family member, or perhaps enjoying dinner out at a restaurant, when you suffer an injury on the property through no fault of your own.
Whether it’s a slip-and-fall, a dog bite, a swimming pool accident, or some other personal injury, if you’ve been hurt on someone else’s property, you may be able to recover compensation for the damages you have suffered as a result. First, you must understand your legal rights, options, and the law regarding premises liability cases in New Mexico.
Simply put, premises liability involves an injury that occurs on someone else’s property because of an unsafe condition of the property. This can be property owned by an individual, such as an injury on someone’s deck or in their swimming pool. It can also include property owned by a business, such as a slip-and-fall or tripping on defective stairs at a store, restaurant, or other place open to the public.
There are many different types of accidents that fall under New Mexico premises liability, including:
An accident on a New Mexico property can result in various personal injuries, including some that can prove to be catastrophic. For example:
In order to make a premises liability claim in New Mexico, you will generally need to show that the property owner was negligent. The law of negligence serves to hold parties liable for injuries they cause to another party, and the law of premises liability is just one example of negligence.
To prove negligence, you will need to show that the property owner owed you a duty of care, that they breached that duty, and that, as a direct result of the breach, you suffered injuries leading to damages.
New Mexico recognizes three different classes of visitors under premises liability law, and the degree of care that is owed to you depends on the class you fall into:
After your accident, you may incur significant financial losses as you seek to recover from your injuries, and you may be able to recover damages from the responsible party in order to compensate you for those losses. The following are some examples:
After a premises liability accident, you can become quickly overwhelmed, especially if you have sustained a severe injury: after all, you’re already focusing on your recovery and trying to care for your loved ones, and pursuing legal action can be challenging to deal with on top of everything else. On top of that, premises liability claims can be tough to prove, even in the most straightforward cases. That’s why you need experienced, skilled, and knowledgeable New Mexico lawyers like Nix Patterson in your corner after a premises liability accident.
Our New Mexico premises liability lawyers are experienced in trials and have decades of experience representing accident victims. We will negotiate with the other party and their insurance company on your behalf, focusing on your claim so that you can focus on getting better after your accident. If a fair and reasonable settlement is not possible, we will fight for you in court, building a strong case on your behalf.
We understand how disruptive it is to go through an accident and sustain a serious injury, and we will stand by your side in the fight for justice. Call Nix Patterson today at 512-328-5333 or complete our online form to start.
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