Roswell Premises Liability Attorneys
Premises Liability Claims in New Mexico
We expect to be safe when we visit another person’s home or go to
a store, restaurant, or other business. The owners of these properties
also have a legal responsibility to keep their visitors safe. When that
responsibility is not met and injuries result, a home or business owner
can be held liable for negligence.
Trenchard & Hoskins can help you recover compensation for your medical bills, lost wages,
non-economic damages, and other losses that you have suffered because
of their carelessness.
If you are interested in speaking with our legal team, complete our
contact form or call
(575) 622-7774 to schedule a free consultation.
What is Premises Liability?
Premises liability is an area of the law in which home and business owners
are held liable for injuries that have occurred on their property. It
is the responsibility of property owners to keep their spaces safe by
identifying and correcting hazards, as well as warning visitors of any
safety issues that are present in the area. The failure to do this can
lead to injuries, and as a result, legal action. A person who is injured
because of a property owner’s negligence may be entitled to compensation
for their medical bills, lost wages due to an inability to work, and other damages.
Common Causes of Premises Liability Injuries
The underlying cause of premises liability incidents is almost always the
negligence of the property owner. A property that is not safely maintained
can easily lead to the injury of visitors.
A person may be injured on another person’s property because of:
- Falling objects
- Slippery conditions
- Lack of adequate warning signs
- Electrical issues
- Toxic substances
- Unstable heights
- Unfenced swimming pools and other hazards
Who is Liable for Premises Liability Incidents?
In most cases of premises liability, the person or entity who owns the
location where injuries occurred is held liable for damages. This may
include business owners and managers, homeowners, landlords, and others
who own a space and are therefore responsible for maintaining safety in the area.
Although such instances do not resemble traditional premises liability
cases, other parties could be liable for your injuries. Third parties
who could be partially responsible include construction companies, manufacturers,
maintenance companies, and others who maintain and upkeep buildings.
If you were injured on another person’s property while working, you
may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits as well.
To schedule a free consultation with our premises liability attorneys in Roswell,
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