When most New Mexico residents think about the circumstances in which a person might pursue a personal injury lawsuit, they probably think of car accident or slip-and-fall cases. However, there is a wide variety of situations that can lead to a person suffering injuries due to another party's recklessness or negligence. Negligent security conditions at a business or an apartment building, for example, is one such circumstance.
There are many locations that are obligated to provide a safe environment for those who enter the premises. Hotels, for instance, must have adequate security conditions on site. Parking garages, shopping malls, nightclubs and multi-unit living facilities are other examples. The property owners of these locations should have adequate lighting in certain areas, and even protection for guests against being the victim of a violent crime.
The lack of adequate lighting can be a major cause of injuries that can lead to lawsuits. If a guest at a hotel, for example, falls and is injured in a stairwell due to inadequate lighting, such a victim might have legal options to explore.
At our law firm, we do our best to attempt to make sure that our clients in New Mexico have considered all of their legal options when they suffer any type of personal injury. An injury suffered on another person's property may lead to liability for the property owner. For more information about how our law firm attempts to help those who have been injured due to negligent security in New Mexico, please visit our website.