New Mexico Trip and Fall Injury Lawyers
Injured From a Fall?
If you were hurt from a fall in a store, you may be able to file a claim against the store for your injuries.
In New Mexico, stores owners have a legal duty to make sure the property is safe for those who enter. This means that stores must warn you of any dangerous conditions that they are aware of or should have been aware of. Even if store employees did not create the dangerous conditions that led to your fall, you still may be able to seek compensation if you were injured due to factors that they would have been reasonably aware of.
Injuries from trip and fall accidents can be devastating and result in significant medical bills. Fortunately, you do not have to face this difficult time alone. The trip and fall injury lawyers at Zinda Law Group have helped countless injury victims get their lives back on track after an accident. We have the experience necessary to answer your questions and advise you on your legal rights so you are able to make an informed decision on the best way to move forward.
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Store Responsibility for Trip and Fall Injuries
A person who is injured from a trip and fall may file a premises liability claim against the store. A premises liability claim alleges that there was a dangerous condition on the property that injured the victim, and that the store had a duty to remedy the condition, but failed to do so. The following must be proved in a premises liability claim:
- A dangerous condition existed in the store
- The store knew or should have been aware of the condition
- The store failed to remedy the situation
- The victim’s injury was caused by the dangerous condition
To prove that the store should have known of the condition, a victim may use evidence of prior accidents or the fact that there were store employees in the area who could have seen the dangerous condition and failed to remedy it. If no sufficient attempt was made to fix the problem, and it ended up injuring someone, then the store may be liable.
Do I Need a Lawyer?
Taking appropriate steps in the early stages of a claim can be critical to obtaining a fair resolution. If you were injured as the result of negligence in maintaining a safe environment for shoppers, you should obtain a consultation with a personal injury attorney who has experience pursuing this type of case.
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