Being a property owner entails lots of responsibilities when it comes to maintenance and repairs. Keeping up with these responsibilities is crucial when it comes to property value, but they’re also essential from a legal perspective.
Property owners must maintain safe properties for customers, clients, and guests. When they fail to do so and an accident happens, property owners can be cited for negligence and required to provide compensation to cover any losses. Here are a few key facts to consider about premises liability cases.
Unless a person is trespassing on a property, all property owners in New Mexico owe others a duty of care. Duty of care means that a property owner must keep safe conditions on their property to prevent accidents and other mishaps. Property owners may also be obligated to inform others of unsafe conditions when they exist.
Because there are so many areas of a property that can be hazardous when not properly maintained, there are a variety of premises liability cases. Common occurrences include:
When you have legal questions regarding a premises liability claim in Albuquerque, Martinez, Hart, Sanchez & Romero, P.C. can provide the answers you’re looking for. We’ve seen the damage slip and fall cases can cause firsthand, so we’re passionate about representing the best interests of our clients.