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Albuquerque Premises Liability Lawyers

When you’re visiting someone else’s property—whether it’s a place of business or a private property—you expect the area to be safe. But when a property owner fails to protect visitors from dangerous conditions, premises liability accidents happen.

If you suffered serious injury on someone else’s property in Bernalillo County, the Albuquerque premises liability lawyers from Buckingham & Vega Law Firm can work to hold the negligent property owner accountable. Through an Albuquerque premises liability claim, we can help you recover maximum compensation for medical expenses, lost income, property damage, and more.

Our law office believes in helping those who have been wrongfully injured in preventable accidents. Someone who is badly injured through no fault of their own shouldn’t be left to struggle under the weight of bills, injuries, and pain and suffering alone. Fortunately, the law provides a means of recovery for people injured due to a property owner’s negligence.

We stand up for New Mexico residents. We stand up for what’s right. Call us today to schedule a free consultation with a top-rated Albuquerque premises liability lawyer.

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Explore How We Have Helped Our Clients
  • $73.21 Million Verdict Birth Injury

    The Buckingham & Vega legal team secured a $73.21 million verdict on behalf of a baby who was catastrophically injured due to the negligence of their doctor and medical team.

  • Record-Setting $72 Million Verdict Birth Injury

    The Buckingham & Vega team obtained a $72 Million verdict in a birth injury case when an OB/ GYN failed to properly monitor the mom during pregnancy.

  • $16 Million Truck Accident

    Buckingham & Vega obtained a $16 million settlement in a truck accident case. The truck driver was speeding and inattentive (texting) and crashed into the rear of a pickup truck stopped at a stoplight.

  • $14 Million Dram Shop Liability

    Our team obtained a $14 million dram shop verdict on behalf of a client who was injured due to negligence.

  • 13 Million Truck Accident

    Our team secured a 13 million settlement in a truck accident case. An eighteen-wheeler made an unsafe turn in front of a car driven by a grandmother and her family. The grandmother was killed and the family suffered severe injuries.

  • 13 Million Work Injury

    Buckingham & Vega represented an oilfield worker who was killed when their company failed to properly train its employees on how to safely move waste bins. Our client was killed when he became trapped between two bins.

Common Types of Premises Liability Accidents

Premises liability is an umbrella term that covers a variety of ways you can be injured on someone else’s property. Premises liability cases in Albuquerque, NM may be categorized as:

Slip and Fall Accidents

A spilled liquid, cluttered walkway, poor lighting, or uneven pavement could easily cause a slip and fall accident. These incidents typically happen suddenly and can cause devastating injuries. Serious slip and fall injuries sometimes result in permanent disability.

Faulty Wiring

If a building has faulty wiring, it may put people in danger of electrocution. Wiring in walkways also poses a tripping hazard. Negligent property owners who allow faulty wiring near flammable substances put building occupants at risk of fire.

Inadequate Security

A premises liability accident may result from an owner’s failure to ensure a safe premises by arranging adequate security measures. For example, if hotel management neglects to install security cameras, hire security guards, put up sufficient lighting, or install working locks on room doors, the hotel may be liable for injuries caused by criminal activity on the unsecured property.

Drowning and Swimming Pool Accidents

Swimming pools can be extremely dangerous, especially when small children are present. A child can drown in a matter of minutes. To prevent accidental drowning, pools should be equipped with fences that lock and have no weak spots. There’s also the danger of slips, falls, and other injuries if the area around the pool is unsafe.

Toxic Exposure

Toxic exposure often happens to those working in older buildings for long periods of time. One common example is asbestos. Inhaling toxic and carcinogenic substances like this can cause chronic and fatal illnesses over time. If there are no warning signs that a harmful chemical may be present, workers, residents, and visitors have no means to protect themselves from life-threatening health conditions.

Dog Bites

Dog bites also fall under premises liability law. When pet owners don’t secure their dogs, a visitor or passerby may suffer an attack. There are legal options for those injured in Albuquerque animal attack incidents.

If you don’t see your specific type of case listed above, don’t worry. These are just a few examples, and our lawyers understand that everyone’s case will have unique circumstances.

Meeting with our premises liability attorneys for a free initial consultation will allow us to discuss the merits of your case in greater detail. Our personal injury attorneys have experience in a wide range of practice areas. We will be able to advise you of your rights and options for financial recovery.

Our Albuquerque premises liability lawyers also handle premises liability claims involving:

  • Defective playground equipment
  • Construction site accidents
  • Nursing home fall injuries due to unsafe conditions
  • Inadequate property maintenance involving landlords
  • Elevator and escalator accidents
  • Fires
  • Flooding
  • Amusement park accidents
  • School and daycare accidents
  • Parking lot accidents

How To Determine Liability in a Premises Liability Claim

In a premises liability case, the property owner is usually the party held liable. This is because when you’re on another’s property, they owe you a duty of care.

This means the property owner needs to take precautions to keep the premises safe, fix known hazards, and warn visitors of non-apparent dangers. When property owners fail to meet this duty of care, and you get hurt, you have the legal right under New Mexico law to file a claim against them.

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