${site.data.firmName}${SEMFirmNameAlt}
New Mexico Lawyers Serving New Mexico's Legal Needs Since 1997

Premises Liability Cases in New Mexico

Slip-and-Fall negligence cases are often difficult cases to prosecute because many of the companies and insurers who defend against such cases take a hardline approach in New Mexico against people injured in these situations. Slip-and-fall cases usually occur at public places such as clothing stores or supermarkets where customers congregate to buy needed products or goods. Sometimes they occur in the parking lots that these establishments maintain for their customers.  Most personal injury attorneys recognize that department stores, grocery stores and other institutions will fight the claim of negligence to discourage potential claimants from even thinking about pursuing a slip-and-fall case.

 

In any negligence case, whether it be a slip-and-fall case or another type, it is necessary to show the following elements:

 

  • The owner or company in charge of the premises in which the claimant falls has a duty to customers or others legitimately present at the premises.

  • The owner or operator of the premises breached that duty by allowing a condition to exist on the          premises which is inherently dangerous or poses a risk to people reasonably using the premises.

  • The dangerous condition causes or leads to the person sustaining an injury while at the premises.

  • The person injured requires certain treatment to address the injuries sustained and incurs other costs such as loss of wages or income from work as well as losses related to domestic functions such as caring for children or spouse.

     

    Frequently those companies defending against such claims or suits will claim that the injured person either knew or should have known that a condition existed which could cause his or her injury. This element can play a significant role in any slip-and-fall personal injury action.

     

    The first order of business after sustaining such an injury should be to contact experienced legal counsel who can advise you on the merits of your case and represent you in dealing with any company’s insurer. Such companies or their insurers may seek to immediately get a recorded statement from the injured person. Without legal counsel, the company will seek to elicit answers which would undermine the injured person’s case.

     

    The attorneys at Giddens, Gatton & Jacobus, P.C. represent individuals who have been injured in slip-and-fall accidents in New Mexico. Giddens, Gatton & Jacobus, P.C. is located at 10400 Academy Road N.E., Suite 350 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Call the office at (505) 633-6298 to set up an appointment or visit the firm’s website at giddenslaw.com.  

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Watch our videos to learn of the many ways we can help you with your legal needs.

Email Us For A Response

How can We Help You?

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Office Locations

Firm Location:

Giddens, Gatton & Jacobus, P.C.
10400 Academy Road NE
Suite 350
Albuquerque, NM 87111

Phone: 505-273-3720
Fax: 505-271-4848
Map & Directions

Firm Numbers:

  • facebook
  • linkedin
  • gplus
  • twitter
Review Us