New Mexico Slip and Fall & Premises Liability Cases We Handle
Kemmy Law Firm has the ability to handle all types of premises liability cases, including:
- Slip and falls
- Falls from heights
- Deck and balcony accidents
- Swimming pool accidents
- Stair accidents
- Elevator and escalator accidents
- Ladder accidents
- Sidewalk accidents
- Parking lot and parking garage accidents
- Wet surface accidents
- Inadequate security and crime
We handle dangerous property accidents on all types of public and private properties, including hotels, motels, grocery stores, big-box stores, small retail shops, doctor’s offices, business and apartment complexes, theaters, sports stadiums, gyms, parks, and city and county property.
Wherever you were when you fell, Kemmy Law Firm is well-versed in these claims, and whether we need to file a lawsuit or an administrative claim with a government – we are here to help.
Our Lawyers Will Identify Who’s Responsible
Following a slip and fall at a grocery store or some other location, you may think you know who was at fault. We recommend hiring a slip and fall lawyer to investigate before forming any conclusions.
It is never enough to claim a property owner or manager is liable; you have to establish their negligence. That is why we conduct thorough investigations and recommend filing premises liability lawsuits as soon as possible. We’ll collect and analyze the evidence immediately available. Then, during the discovery process, we will gather more through interviews, document requests, and depositions.
A common argument against your claim will be comparative negligence. This is where the property owner claims you also were negligent in causing the slip and fall and your injuries.
Under New Mexico’s pure comparative negligence law, you can still recover compensation even if you were somewhat at fault. But the amount is reduced by your degree of fault, whether that percentage is 5% or 95%. To ensure you receive as much compensation as possible, we prepare to push back against any comparative negligence arguments.
Open and Obvious Hazards
Another common defense is that the hazard that caused your slip and fall was open and obvious. In New Mexico, whether the hazard was open and obvious can be important, but it is not a complete defense. If the dangerous condition was visible and could be anticipated and avoided, then you may be considered partly liable. We will strive to prove the danger was not open and obvious, and you could not have seen and avoided it.