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Duty of care owed in premises liability cases

Visiting a local business or a friend's house should not be a scary experience. Fortunately, very rarely do people visit these places and find themselves in harm's way. Yet, sometimes property owners, including store owners and social acquaintances, fail to properly identify and/or remedy dangerous property conditions. This may include wet floors, torn carpets, and inadequate lighting, just to name a few hazardous conditions. Those who do wind up hurt on account of one of these conditions may be able to pursue a premises liability lawsuit against the property owner in hopes of recovering compensation for their damages.

Slip and fall accidents can cause serious injuries

When you enter onto the premises of another, such as a grocery store, you expect it to be free from hazards. If such a hazardous condition does exist, such as a wet floor, you probably expect it to be marked so that you can exercise proper precaution. Yet, far too many times, property owners in Albuquerque fail to quickly identify and timely remedy dangerous property conditions, whether they be a wet floor, icy sidewalk, or torn carpet. These conditions can leave invitees susceptible to injuries when a slip-and-fall or trip-and-fall accident occurs.

What is an attractive nuisance?

Children are among the most vulnerable in our society. For this reason, the law has put certain protections in place to help ensure their safety. One of these laws is the law of attractive nuisance. Under this law, a property owner can be held liable for injuries to a child when something on his or her property not only draws a child onto the premises, but also puts him or her in danger. Children are often unable to properly assess the risk they face, so this law imposes a special duty on property owners to either avoid these attractions, or take additional steps to ensure that children cannot easily access them.

Pursuing a premises liability lawsuit with the right help

Many residents of New Mexico who have been in a car accident or know someone who has are aware that it may be possible to bring a lawsuit against the at-fault party to recover compensation for their injuries. They may be surprised to hear, however, that if they are injured due to inadequate security or insufficient lighting on the property of someone else, they may be able to bring a premises liability lawsuit.

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