Albuquerque Slip and Fall Accidents Attorney

If You Have Suffered a Slip and Fall Injury on Another’s Property, You May Have a Personal Injury Claim

While some accidents are predictable and avoidable, a slip and fall accident is one accident type that can take anyone by surprise. Slip and falls affect people of all ages and backgrounds, and can occur anywhere, from within your own home to your place of work, favorite grocery store, friend’s house, and more.

While most slip and fall accidents are not only not serious but also are the result of one’s own clumsiness, some slip and fall accidents only occur because of a dangerous condition. Occasionally, slip and fall accidents can be very serious, leaving a victim with expensive, painful, and potentially disabling injuries.

Attorney Ed Chavez of The Law Offices of Edward Chavez, Jr. knows that when you are seriously injured in a slip and fall, legal representation can be key to financial recovery. Call him today for your free consultation.

Injuries Resulting from an Albuquerque Slip and Fall

When a person slips and falls, any part of his or her body may come in contact with the ground or other objects, creating the potential for serious injury. While falls are most serious when they involve elderly adults, a person of any age could suffer harm as a result of a slip and fall. Types of injuries that commonly result from serious slip and falls include:

  • Bone fractures;

  • Bruises, abrasions, and cuts;

  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs);

  • Internal injuries;

  • Soft tissue injuries; and

  • Back, neck, and spine injuries, including injuries to the spinal cord.

Who Pays for Damages After a Slip and Fall?

Not only are slip and fall accidents potentially injurious and painful, they can also be expensive, too. An injury will likely necessitate medical care, which could cost hundreds or thousands of dollars. An injured person may be unable to work, creating the financial pressure of lost wages on top of medical expenses.

Figuring out who pays for damages after a slip and fall can be confusing. In most cases, however, the party whose negligence was responsible for the accident may be held liable for resulting damages.

In a slip and fall case, the party who is most often negligent is the property owner, and the act of negligence of which they are guilty is the failure to maintain the property in a reasonably safe condition . If you can prove that a dangerous condition existed on the property, that the property owner knew or should have known of the condition yet failed to remedy it, and that your slip and fall accident and subsequent injuries would not have occurred but for the condition, you can bring a claim against the property owner.

Our Lawyer can Help You

Bringing forth a slip and fall claim against a negligent party can be challenging, especially on your own. If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident, you do not have to navigate the legal system solo. At The Law Offices of Edward Chavez, Jr., our Albuquerque slip and fall lawyer is here to provide you with the qualified representation you need. Call our law firm today for a free case consultation.