Slipping on a spill in a grocery store aisle or an icy sidewalk, falling down stairs in a building because of unstable steps or insufficient lighting, tripping over a crack or erosion on a sidewalk—these are all instances of slip and fall cases, an area of personal injury law also known as premises liability.

Whether public or private properties, owners are legally responsible for maintaining the conditions of their property, and therefore ensuring the safety of all who enter it. However, this isn’t always the case, as many property owners neglect the upkeep of their building, property, or facility, and as a result, jeopardize the safety of patrons, visitors, and residents.

Slip and fall cases can lead to numerous complications and injuries, from broken bones and medical bills to time off of work and lost income. At The Dinelli Law Firm in Albuquerque, we’ve dedicated ourselves to helping the victims of personal injury cases attain the compensation they need to recover and resume a normal life. You deserve justice and our team is here to help you fight for it—call us today at (505) 582-2157!

New Mexico Premises Liability: A Result of Negligence

Like most personal injury cases, premises liability is also based on negligence. To justify their case and attain compensation, one must establish that the property owner was aware or should have been aware of an unsafe condition or hazard that led to their injury. Property owners may be liable for damages as a result of negligence if the individual can prove that:

  1. The defendant owned, leased, or operated the property where the injury occurred and is therefore liable.
  2. It is the defendant’s responsibility to ensure the premises is safe, and therefore, their responsibility to warn visitors or customers of potential dangers that they were or should have been aware of.
  3. The injuries sustained by the individual were a direct result of the unsafe conditions within the defendant’s property. Medical records are typically used as justifiable evidence.
  4. The individual’s injuries were directly caused by the defendant’s negligence of failing to maintain their property, proving that it was a reasonably foreseeable cause.

The Personal Injury Attorneys New Mexicans Trust

The Dinelli Law Firm is composed of highly skilled attorneys who are well established in New Mexico law and are committed to providing each client with the highest level of representation. We recognize that just as each premises liability victim is unique, so is their case in its situation, circumstances, and potential damages. From meticulously assessing your case to relentlessly fighting for you in the courtroom, The Dinelli Law Firm is here for you!

If you’re ready to pursue justice and hold the negligent party accountable, trust the name New Mexians trust—The Dinelli Law Firm in Albuquerque!