Property owners, landlords, and building management companies have the duty to keep their premises safe. Unfortunately, not all of these entities uphold this duty of care — leading to severe injury to Albuquerque residents.
If you are the victim of a slip and fall as a result of a property owner’s negligence, you have the right to collect compensation through a premises liability lawsuit. Jordan Law can represent your claim so you can focus on recovery, not paperwork.
Why Choose Us?
- Our attorneys have recovered millions of dollars for our clients over our years of operation. We will work closely with you to determine which damages you qualify for and your best pathways toward maximum possible compensation.
- We are just as comfortable in the courtroom as we are at the negotiating table, and we will always prepare your case as if it is going to trial. We will not hesitate to proceed to trial if necessary.
- Our firm operates on a contingency fee basis for maximum affordability and accessibility. You do not pay legal fees unless we secure a settlement on your behalf.
How to Prove a New Mexico Slip and Fall Case
While slips and falls may occur on many New Mexico properties, not all of these incidents will qualify for legal action. This is because slip and fall cases rely on the presence of negligence, and if negligence did not directly cause the slip and fall, you cannot collect compensation in a lawsuit.
To establish negligence and prove your slip and fall case, you and your attorney will need to supply evidence to satisfy the following four elements:
- First, you will need to prove the at-fault party owed you a duty of care at the time of the accident.
- Next, you will need to establish that the at-fault party breached his or her duty of care.
- After establishing the breach, you will need to show that the breach of care directly caused the slip and fall.
- Finally, you will need to show that you suffered damages you can collect in your lawsuit.
For example, say that you notice a broken stair in your apartment building. You email the property owner to fix the hazard, but he or she never follows up with you. A month later, the stair collapses under you, causing you to fall and break your hip.
You can establish that your property owner owes you a duty to keep the premises safe and respond to potential hazards in a timely manner. He or she breached that care by ignoring your email, and medical records prove the broken stair caused your injury — thus establishing negligence.
Potential Damages in New Mexico Slip and Fall Cases
The final element you need to prove in a New Mexico slip and fall claim is your need for damages. You can claim compensation for two types of losses: the tangible, out-of-pocket economic damages, and the intangible, emotional non-economic damages.
Your attorney will help you identify which damages you may qualify for. Some of the most common losses you can claim in your slip and fall case include the following.
- Past and future medical expenses
- Lost wages during recovery time
- Property repairs
- Loss of future earnings
- Loss of quality of life
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Mental anguish
Choose Jordan Law for Your Slip and Fall Claim
Are you suffering from a slip and fall injury due to a negligent Albuquerque property owner? The personal injury lawyers at Jordan Law are here to help. With decades of experience and a strong track record of successful settlements, we have the resources and skills necessary to advocate aggressively on your behalf.
Schedule your free consultation today to learn more about your legal options and begin taking your next steps.