Albuquerque Premises Liability Lawyer
When you’ve been injured because of a property owner’s negligence, you have options for recovering your losses. Speak with an ABQ premises liability attorney at Will Ferguson & Associates about your case today.
Whenever you set foot on a property, you expect to be safe from harm. Barring some kind of natural disaster or freak accident, you have the right to expect property owners to maintain a safe premises. This includes fixing hazards when they appear, putting out wet floor signs, and storing equipment in a safe manner, just to list a few precautions.
So what do you do when a property owner has not kept up their premises safely, and you were injured because of that failing? You have a right to hold a negligent property owner accountable when their actions (or lack thereof) lead to injuries for you. Contact an Albuquerque premises liability lawyer at our firm to discuss your injury case.
Accidents That Could Occur on an Albuquerque Property Owner’s Premises
You can probably already think of ways you could be hurt on another’s property. There are many different ways that a property owner could cause you injury. The main reason people are injured is because there’s a hazard on the property and the owner fails to secure or fix the issue. This goes for homeowners and store or business owners alike.
For example, if there is a loose stair that people are often tripping over, the owner should repair the stair before someone gets hurt. If they can’t repair the stair right away, then they should at least put up a sign or warning around the hazard.
Here are a few other examples of property dangers that can lead to injuries:
- Loose floors
- Spills and leaks
- Swimming pools
- Too-steep staircases
- Exposed electrical wiring
- Storage issues
- Unsecured furniture
- Tripping hazards
Does the Serious Nature of Your Injury Impact Compensation?
When you’ve been hurt in an accident, your damages will range based on the severity of your injury.
For example, if you suffer a broken ankle because of a tripping hazard, your damages will be less than if you suffered a spinal injury in a fall. A broken ankle will typically heal in a few months, whereas a spinal injury could leave you with lifelong issues. You deserve compensation in both scenarios, but the spinal injury will result in greater damages.
The following are some of the other types of injuries that are deemed serious and will result in greater losses.
One of your ABQ premises liability lawyer’s jobs is to analyze the seriousness of your injuries, gather evidence of all your damages (including future damages), and calculate your total settlement.
Getting the Settlement You Deserve for an ABQ Premises Injury Claim
Any occasion where someone else was responsible for injuring you in an accident is one in which you can file an injury claim to recoup your losses. Filing a claim is not the same thing as winning a claim, though, so it’s important to have an Albuquerque premises injury lawyer on your team.
What will your lawyer do to help your case be successful? Your attorney will start by investigating your accident, proving cause and liability, and handling communications with the involved insurance companies. Dealing with insurers can be tough on your own, so it’s a good idea to have legal assistance.
Your lawyer at our firm will work to ensure that you receive payment for both your economic losses and non-economic losses. Economic losses are all the financial effects this accident has caused you. Non-economic losses are those things like pain, suffering, and mental anguish.
Listed below are damages common in premises liability claims in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
- Medical expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Lost work wages
- Permanent injury
- Lost life enjoyment
- Costs of physical therapy and mental health treatment
Make the Call to an ABQ Premises Liability Attorney
Serious injury accidents cause substantial damages in a person’s life, and if your injury was the result of another person’s carelessness, you deserve justice. Filing and winning an injury claim against a negligent property owner will mean payment of your losses. It can also mean holding someone accountable for the injuries they’ve caused you.
Partner up with an Albuquerque premises liability lawyer to get started on your personal injury claim. To reach Will Ferguson & Associates, simply fill out the form down below or call our office directly 505-633-0750. A free case assessment is yours when you reach out to our firm.