Santa Fe Premises Liability Lawyer
Premises Liability in Santa Fe, New Mexico
If you incurred injuries in a slip and fall, or any other accident on someone else’s property, the attorneys at The Fine Law Firm can help you. When you visit a personal residence or business as a guest or customer, you have a right to safety. Property owners who ignore or neglect property hazards should be responsible for any injuries that occur.
The Santa Fe premises liability attorneys at The Fine Law Firm are on your side.
Our Premises Liability Attorneys Are:
- Experienced in personal injury and premises liability law
- Take pride in giving you the individual care and attention you deserve
- Aggressive in the pursuit of financial compensation for your injuries
The Fine Law Firm is a New Mexico firm, rooted in the community for over forty years. We are committed to our community and its residents. Call us today and schedule a free consultation with one of our premises liability attorneys to discuss your legal rights and any available recovery options.
How a Santa Fe Premises Liability Attorney Can Help You
Premises liability claims are difficult to prove. Property owners rarely admit they knew about a hazard on their property and did not bother to do anything to repair it. Often the victim gets blamed for their injuries.
That is why it is so important to have a premises liability attorney, like those at The Fine Law firm, by your side. One of our attorneys will:
- Investigate the property and its condition
- Gather all needed evidence
- Speak with witnesses
- File the legal paperwork
- Collect and examine your medical records
- Hire any experts that are required
- Evaluate and assess your medical and financial damages, including any future needs
- Negotiate any settlement on your behalf
- If there is no acceptable settlement, take your case to court before a judge or jury
Let the premises liability attorneys at The Fine Law Firm handle your legal claim so you can focus on healing. Before making any statements or discussing your case with the insurance adjuster, call The Fine Law Firm for a claim assessment. You do not want to sign away any rights to full compensation for your injuries.
Common Premises Liability Claims
Any person who is visiting, or legally entering, a property is protected in some way by premises liability law. If a property owner knows of hazards on their property and is unable to fix these dangers immediately, he or she is required to post clear warning signs to make customers and visitors aware of a potential safety threat.
Some common premises liability claims involve:
- Slip and falls
- Elevator or escalator injuries
- Porch or stairway collapses
- Lead paint poisoning
- Swimming pool injuries
Of these claims, slip and falls are the most reported. The elderly are at the highest risk of severe injury or death due to slip and falls.
Recovering Compensation in a Premises Liability Claim
There are two types of visitors able to recover financial compensation in a premises liability claim. These are invitees and licensees. The third type of visitor, trespassers, are generally unable to make a claim.
- Invitees. Invitees are individuals on a property at the invitation of the owner, such as patrons at a business. A property owner is responsible for keeping conditions safe and free of danger for invitees.
- Licensees. Licensees are usually on a property at the clear or implied consent of the owner. The property owner must take care to disclose any hidden dangers to licensees.
- Trespassers. Trespassers enter a property without authorization. Therefore, they are owed little to no care for preventable injuries. There are some exceptional circumstances, including those involving children, where a property owner may owe a duty to a trespasser.
An experienced premises liability attorney can help victims of negligent property owners recover financial compensation, such as:
- Past and future medical bills
- Physical therapy and rehabilitation
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Wrongful death losses
Reach Out For Legal Guidance
To learn more about compensation in a premises liability claim, call The Fine Law Firm today. New Mexico places time limits on filing premises liability claims, so do not delay. Your attorney will want to start building your case for compensation as soon as possible.