When you enter onto a property, whether it be a public facility or a private business, you should not need to fear for your basic safety. Property owners have a duty of care to provide visitors with a safe and hazard-free environment.
When dangerous conditions or negligent actions lead to an injury, landlords may be liable for damages. This legal concept is known as premises liability, and can encompass a variety of situations. If you have been injured on someone else’s property, the personal injury attorneys at Berenson & Associates, PC, in Albuquerque can help you to seek compensation.
In general, property owners or landlords are responsible for the upkeep of their property and what is contained within. If there is a known danger or hazard, it is the responsibility of the property managers to correct it. A premises liability claim could be valid if such a hazard is not properly addressed and a person is injured as a result of this hazardous environment.
Hazardous conditions can result from any number of factors or events. If you have been injured as a result of an accident on someone else’s property, you may have a valid claim. Every situation is unique, but these sorts of cases might involve:
If you have been hurt in a premises liability situation, it is often best to take action as soon as you are able. Depending on your situation, there may be time limits that can restrict your ability to file a claim.
These accidents can result in many types of injuries with lifelong consequences. Common examples of these injuries include traumatic brain injuries, nerve damage, broken bones, paralysis and even death. Our goal as your legal representation is to secure a settlement that accurately reflects the total cost of your injuries.
If you believe that you suffered from premises liability, you should first report the injury to your insurance, then contact our office to hold the property owner accountable. Do not make the mistake of negotiating with the insurance company or accepting any settlement offer without us present. Once you choose us to represent you, we will guide you through the rest of the claims process against the liable party.
We work on a contingency basis, which means that you do not pay us unless we win compensation for you. Additionally, you only pay us from the settlement that we secure for you in your case. The bottom line is that you only pay if we win, and you do not have to pay any costs out of pocket.
Fair compensation for a personal injury claim should cover your accident’s economic and noneconomic costs, including current and future medical bills, lost income during recovery, loss of earning potential, mental anguish, emotional and physical therapy, and even property damage.