If you were injured on someone else’s property because of the owner’s negligence, it’s possible that you can recover compensation for your injuries. New Mexico law requires property owners to maintain their premises in a manner that does not create dangerous conditions for visitors who are within their legal rights to be on the property.
Keller & Keller has over 75 years of experience in handling a variety of premises liability cases. In that time, these are some of the most common types of claims that we've seen in Albuquerque and New Mexico:
Inadequate Security Cases
Customers and residents have the right to expect a reasonable level of personal safety; when a property owner or business fails to implement adequate security measures, the potential for serious injury and/or death are present.
If you believe your injury could have been prevented through reasonable enforcement of security, it’s possible that you may have a case against the premises owner and/or the security company hired to help ensure a safe environment. Our attorneys can help you determine if the defendant was required by law to provide security or implement safety measures to protect you from the criminal actions of another individual.
An inadequate security case can potentially occur anywhere, however, the most common incidents involve people who were injured at one of the following:
- Bar or nightclub,
- Sporting event,
- Parking garage,
- College dorm,
- Cruise ship
Because federal law doesn’t dictate what security measures property owners must implement, it’s critical that you speak to a New Mexico premises liability lawyer who is familiar with the state law concerning these matters.
Slip and Fall Accident Cases
To determine whether or not you have a slip and fall case against a property owner or business, it must be proven that the defendant failed to prevent, remove, or make you aware you of a known hazardous condition.
The majority of slip and fall cases we have investigated throughout New Mexico occurred at one of the following locations:
- Grocery stores,
- Private residences,
- Nursing Homes
A successful slip and fall accident will require compelling evidence and a strong familiarity with New Mexico law. And because the injuries that result from these cases often result in broken bones and require surgery, this is not the type of case we’d recommend you try to handle on your own.
Our premises liability attorneys are located in Albuquerque and handle slip and fall cases throughout the entire state of New Mexico. We are experienced in this difficult area of litigation and work with one goal in mind: get you the most amount of possible compensation for your injuries.
Dog Bite Injury Cases
Because the majority of dog attacks occur on the property of a private residence, they are considered premises liability cases.
Unlike many states, New Mexico does not have a specific dog bite statute. Instead, for a victim to be able to recover compensation, it must be proven that the dog owner had knowledge it posed a danger to the victim based on previous conduct or the fact that the dog had bitten someone in the past, also known as the “one bite” rule.
The majority of dog bite cases we’ve investigated have occurred on one of the following premises:
- Trailer park,
Locating insurance to compensate you for your dog bite injuries can be a difficult task in these cases. For this reason, we advise that you speak with one of our premises liability attorney to discuss your options as well as collect and preserve any necessary evidence related to the attack.
We offer everyone in the state of New Mexico a Zero Fee Guarantee. This means that your consultation is free and the only way our attorneys receive payment for their legal work is if you receive compensation for your premises liability case.
Premises liability and inadequate security cases are some of the most difficult cases to win. Trying to pursue these cases without experienced, powerful legal representation can lead to frustration and a potential denial of your claim.
To speak to one of our attorneys now, dial 1-800-253-5537, or you can write to us with the details of your incident by using our free online form.