Signs Your Slip and Fall Was Caused by Negligence

by | Aug 20, 2022 | Slip and Fall Accidents | 0 comments

A sudden slip-and-fall accident can disrupt anyone’s life and leave them with severe injuries. Unfortunately, many slip-and-fall accidents are caused by property-owner negligence. Poorly maintained premises are a leading cause of slips and falls, and many victims may experience physical, emotional, and financial complications as a result. 

If you have been injured in a slip-and-fall accident in New Mexico, you do not have to fight for justice alone. The skilled attorneys at Dominguez Law are committed to holding the negligent party accountable for the losses you have endured. When you partner with us, we will thoroughly investigate your case to determine liability and help you recover the damages you need to get your life back on track. 

5 Signs Your Slip-And-Fall Accident Was Caused by the Negligence of Another

Property owners in New Mexico have a legal duty to reasonably protect anyone who enters their premises from injury. When property owners fail to uphold this duty, they may be acting negligently. Some slip-and-fall hazards that may result from negligence include the following:

Slick Floors

A floor or walkway can become slippery for various reasons. However, many are often due to negligence. If a liquid is spilled or a floor is mopped and a property owner does nothing to dry the floor or warn others it may be wet, they may be held liable in a slip-and-fall case. 

Damaged Flooring

Uneven or broken flooring is a leading cause of slip-and-fall accidents. Property owners must repair any broken flooring as soon as possible. Since most repairs cannot be completed the next day, it is the property owner’s responsibility to block off the unsafe area to prevent injuries. 

Cluttered Walkways

A messy sales floor or unsecured extension cord could cause an unsuspecting individual to trip, slip, and fall. Property owner negligence may be to blame if your slip-and-fall accident occurred due to debris on the floor. A skilled attorney can help you by determining the cause of your accident and holding the negligent party accountable for your losses.

Insufficient Lighting

While hazardous floor conditions cause many slip-and-fall accidents, poor lighting is another common cause. Poor lighting can be particularly dangerous in stairwells and basements with little to no natural light. If a property owner fails to light these areas adequately, they may be held liable if anyone is consequently injured. 

Absence of Warning Signs

Often it is impossible for a property owner to prevent all spills and damage that may cause areas of their premises to become hazardous. However, when these events occur, the property owner has a legal responsibility to remedy the hazard promptly and warn others until it is taken care of. If an owner fails to post warning signs alerting guests of the danger and someone suffers an injury as a consequence, they may be held liable for the victim’s losses.

Partner With a Trusted Slip-And-Fall Lawyer

At Dominguez Law, we understand the devastating impact a slip-and-fall can have on your life. Our firm has a proven track record of successfully helping our clients in New Mexico hold negligent parties accountable for the damages they have caused. We pride ourselves on taking a personalized approach to every case so each client can have their unique needs addressed. We are committed to making the complex claims process as stress-free as possible so that you can focus on your healing and recovery while pursuing the justice you deserve. 

To learn more and schedule a free consultation, call us at (505) 850-5854 or complete our contact form today. 

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