Premises Liability: Getting Hurt On Someone’s Property
At the Law Office of Ryan J. Villa LLC, we fight for you. If you are suffering from an injury that occurred on someone else’s property, you may have a claim for damages under the premises liability laws. Our team of lawyers is located in Albuquerque and we want to help you get the compensation you deserve.
Home And Business Owners Have A Responsibility To Keep Their Property Safe
Premises liability is a specific type of personal injury law. In New Mexico, home and business owners and occupiers have an obligation to keep their property safe and protect their visitors from getting hurt. If the owner or occupier of the property is negligent in caring for their property and someone gets hurt because of their negligence, the injured person may have a premises liability case and could pursue compensation and damages.
To successfully pursue a premises liability claim, the injured party has to first establish that there was an unsafe condition, the property owner or occupier knew about the unsafe condition and failed to fix it or warn others that there was a problem. There can also be a case for premises liability if the owner or occupier failed to do regular maintenance on the property, like replacing broken lightbulbs in a stairwell and someone gets hurt because they can’t see where they are going. An owner or occupier can also be liable if they fail to take safety measures or precautions. For example, if a victim gets attacked on a college campus or robbed while trying to take money out of an ATM, there might be a claim that the owner or operator should have had better security in place to prevent the attack.
We have helped clients with premises liability cases that include claims such as:
- Inadequate security of a building
- Defective conditions on a property
- Swimming pool accidents
- Dog bites and attacks
Depending on the injury, the road to recovery can be a long one. Severe injuries can be life-altering. We understand that and we want to help. If we take your case, we can help you recover compensation for your pain and suffering, medical bills and lost wages.
Don’t Wait. Call Today.
At the Law Office of Ryan J. Villa LLC, we know that being injured is a hardship. If you are suffering from an injury you sustained on someone else’s property, let us help. Reach out today by calling 505-445-7097 or email us to schedule your initial consultation.