Premises liability cases make up a substantial portion of personal injury litigation in the New Mexico courts, and of all premises liability cases, slip & fall cases are certainly one of the most common.
If you or someone you love suffered injuries because of a slip & fall on the property of another, contact the law firm of Will Ferguson & Associates today. With decades of experience handling slip & fall cases throughout the state of New Mexico, we have the expertise to handle any premises liability case and we are dedicated to faithfully serving our clients.
Common Slip & Fall Injuries
The severity of the injuries sustained in slip & fall cases can vary quite dramatically based on the unique circumstances of each specific case. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) reports that slip & falls are the leading cause of traumatic brain injury (TBI) in the United States. Other injuries commonly seen in slip & fall cases include:
- Spinal cord injuries resulting in paralysis, paraplegia, or quadriplegia
- Hip fractures and should dislocation
- Herniated disks
- Broken bones, sprains, and other fractures.
As a primary cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries among the elderly, slip & fall cases are especially hazardous for older adults.
Liability for Slip & Fall Accidents
Property owners have a legal obligation to exercise reasonable care in the ownership and maintenance of their property and they will be held liable for slip & fall injuries caused by their negligent failure to repair or warn of a defective condition on their premises.
Why do you need an attorney?
Litigants represented by attorneys typically fare better than those who go unrepresented. In slip & fall cases, a variety of factors can influence whether liability will ultimately be imposed. Having an experienced and skilled professional advocating on your behalf is one of the best ways to maximize your likelihood of receiving a satisfactory damages award.
Find Your Attorney Early
In New Mexico, the statute of limitations requires that lawsuits to recover damages for personal injuries be initiated within three years of the date of the injury, but you shouldn’t let this lengthy time period lull you into a sense of complacency. There may be other laws that impose additional requirements on your case and an experienced attorney can make sure you don’t miss any important deadlines.
In addition, it is very common in slip & fall cases for critical evidence to be lost, modified, or destroyed if it is not promptly collected and preserved. It is crucial to have an attorney oversee this process and ensure your rights are protected.
Why choose Will Ferguson & Associates?
As the largest personal injury law firm in New Mexico, Will Ferguson & Associates has the resources face any foe, handle any complication, and deliver a just outcome for your case. The one thing our attorneys all have in common is a passion for seeing that victims of wrongdoing get the fair compensation they deserve. Call us today to book a free consultation with one of our esteemed slip & fall attorneys.