Albuquerque Premises Liability Attorney
When a landowner is negligent in the care and maintenance of his/her property, and someone else suffers an injury because of it, the victim may have grounds to file a premises liability claim. New Mexico premises liability law holds negligent property owners responsible for accidents in certain circumstances.
If you or a family member sustained an injury on someone else’s property in Albuquerque, contact the personal injury attorneys at The Fine Law Firm. Our lawyers have experience handling premises liability claims against big box stores, the government, and private property owners. We can review your case and explain your rights during a free consultation.
Why Choose Us?
The Fine Law Firm is a reputable law office with recognition from the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, Martindale-Hubbell, Super Lawyers, and Albuquerque the Magazine. Clients come to our law firm for many reasons.
- We have the respect of the legal community and a proven track record.
- We offer unmatched levels of legal representation in New Mexico.
- We ensure a strong attention to detail and close relationships with clients.
A lawyer from our firm can walk you through every step of the legal process in your premises liability case. We can review the negligence of the property owner, explain your legal opportunities, and help you file a claim, if applicable.
Why Do You Need a Premise Liability Lawyer?
A property owner’s insurance company is difficult to go up against without a lawyer. Insurance companies often engage in a variety of tactics to avoid claim payout. These may include denying legitimate premises liability claims or offering extremely low settlements. Hiring a lawyer tells the insurance company you won’t let it take advantage of you. One of our lawyers has the experience to go head to head with a major insurance corporation on your behalf.
Examples of Premises Liability Cases
A premises liability case can arise out of any situation in which a negligent or careless property owner fails to repair a hazard, and this hazard causes a visitor injury. A common example is a slip and fall case. If you slip on a spilled liquid in the grocery store, and you can prove that an employee reasonably should have cleaned the spill before your accident, you may be eligible for compensation. Other examples include:
- Swimming pool accident
- Dog bite
- Staircase accident
- Elevator/escalator accident
- Criminal attack
- Daycare or school accident
- Exposure to hazardous substances
- Parking lot accidents
Contact our firm after an accident or injury on someone else’s property. You may have the elements of a premises liability lawsuit, where you could receive payment for your damages. We’ve handled numerous premises liability claims in New Mexico and can help you explore your rights.
Who Is Liable?
Property owners are liable for most premises liability accidents. However, some cases involve the negligence of third parties, such as product manufacturers or employers. The party most responsible for causing your injuries will be the one you name as a defendant. You can also have more than one defendant depending on the situation.
What Damages Can I Recover?
A successful premises liability case can result in payment for your medical costs, lost wages, property damage, and pain and suffering. The exact value of your claim depends on the severity of your injuries and extent of your losses. A consultation with one of our Albuquerque premise liability attorneys can help you determine the worth of your case.
Contact Us Today
If you suffer an injury due to a defect on someone else’s property (including public property), contact us. Our experienced Albuquerque lawyers may be able to guide you through the steps toward financial compensation. Serious accident injuries require legal attention. If you think you have a case against a negligent property owner in Albuquerque, contact us for a free consultation.