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The foundations of a slip-and-fall accident case

Chances are you have been to the grocery store at some point and have seen spilled liquid on the floor. Soda cases are dropped, causing cans to explode, eggs are dropped and broken, milk jugs leak and mopped floors remain moisture-slicked for several minutes. Most people are able to spot these spills from a distance and avoid them. Others, however, for whatever reason, don't see them and wind up slipping and falling on hard tile floors. This can leave them with serious injuries, including sprained muscles, torn ligaments and even broken bones. The recovery process can be painful and expensive, which is wholly unfair to these individuals.

Standing up for those hurt by hazardous property conditions

Most people who visit friends or social acquaintances do so without fear for their own safety and well-being. Who would worry about it? But, just because you don't expect to be hurt while on the property of another person doesn't mean that you won't be. In fact, many people suffer harm while doing some of the most innocuous activities while visiting with others, such as celebrating a holiday.

Injured celebrating Fourth of July? Consider premises liability

Fourth of July celebrations are now over, but some New Mexico residents may still may be feeling the effects of a celebration gone wrong. Although there were several restrictions on the use of fireworks this year, many individuals still celebrated Fourth of July festivities by setting fireworks off. In some instances, the use of these fireworks resulted in unexpected injuries. Those people who have been injured by fireworks may be able to pursue compensation for the damages they have suffered by filing a premises liability lawsuit.

Trespassers may be able to succeed on premises liability claim

Those who are injured by a hazardous property condition after being invited onto the premises by its owner may be able to recover compensation for the harm they have suffered. These damages can be quite extensive, too, including hefty medical expenses and rehabilitation costs, as well as lost wages. One may also be able to recover compensation for pain and suffering. However, succeeding on a premises liability claim often requires showing that one was invited onto the property in question, a hazardous condition existed that caused the victim's injuries, and that condition should have been remedied or at least identified and warned of in a timely fashion.

Questions to ask before pursuing a premises liability claim

New Mexico's residents shouldn't have to put their safety on the line when they enter a business or are invited onto the property of another. Unfortunately, though, many times these unsuspecting individuals are subjected to hazardous property conditions that can cause serious injuries. For example, such an incident may occur at a grocery store when spilled liquid isn't cleaned up quickly enough and customers are not warned of it. Here, a customer may slip and fall, getting hurt as a result.

Proving premises liability cases involving residential property

New Mexico residents who are injured while on the property of another may be able to recover compensation for their damages, which may include medical expenses and lost wages, if they succeed on a premises liability lawsuit. Winning one of these claims requires a victim to prove certain legal elements, though, which can be challenging depending on the circumstances.

Aggressive attorneys who know how to handle premises liability

A few weeks ago on the blog we discussed a recent lawsuit involving a tennis player who was injured in a slip-and-fall accident. Although these incidences may seem relatively minor at first blush, they can actually leave you seriously hurt. Some injuries can even leave you with a disability or disfigurement. Many victims in these cases need extensive medical care, and the time they must take off from work to regain their health can lead to lost wages. Additionally, their injuries may cause long-term pain that can be difficult to cope with.

Tennis player wins premises liability lawsuit

Most Albuquerque residents don't think twice before stepping onto the property of another. Whether it be a grocery store, a friend's house, or an entertainment venue, most of us simply assume that the property is safe. In the vast majority of instances, these premises are kept safe from hazardous conditions. In many other cases, though, property owners fail to remedy dangerous conditions that they either knew about or should have known about. When this happens, unsuspecting visitors can wind up suffering extensive harm.

What is an attractive nuisance?

Previously on the blog we have discussed the elements of premises liability. In short, those who own property have a duty to keep the premises safe from hazards when individuals are invited onto the property. Generally speaking, those who trespass onto the property of another are owed no duty of care, which means that if they are injured by a dangerous property condition, then they probably won't be able to succeed on a premises liability lawsuit. However, there is one major caveat to this general rule.

The 'reasonable person' in premises liability cases

New Mexico residents who enter a business expect to carry out their task without having to worry about their safety. In fact, this idea is so ingrained in us that we don't even think about how to protect ourselves when entering into the premises of another. However, every year many New Mexico residents wind up injured in preventable slip-and-fall accidents. The resulting injuries can be so severe that they leave victims with extensive physical pain and suffering, as well as financial damages in the form of medical expenses and, if they need to take off work to recover, lost wages.

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