New Mexico Slip and Fall Attorney David C. Chavez

Helping Clients after Serious Slip and Fall Injuries in New Mexico

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that falls caused about 7 million injuries in the United States in a single year. Falls are a leading cause of accidental injuries, especially in the older population. While you may know the risks of falls from high places, many people do not realize that slip and falls on the same level can often result in serious injuries.

In many situations, a company or property owner is responsible for a slip and fall accident that happens on their premises. Slip and fall victims have the right to seek compensation for their injuries and losses from negligent parties, and you should always learn about your options if you’ve been injured. Contact The Law Firm of David C. Chavez, LLC, to discuss a possible claim.

Slip and Fall Injuries and Losses

Some people slip and fall and are able to get right back up again and laugh at the mishap. On the other hand, some slip and falls cause life-changing injuries. The following are some of the most common injuries we see from slip and fall accidents:

  • Fractures

  • Sprains, strains, and soft tissue tears

  • Neck and back injuries

  • Dislocations

  • Concussions

  • Spinal injuries

  • Tailbone injuries

If you believe you are injured after a fall, always report the incident to the business and then get medical attention. You want to have a thorough diagnosis as soon as possible after your accident.

In the hours, days, and weeks after a slip and fall, you might incur many losses. These include:

  • Medical bills for all necessary treatment

  • Lost income if you have to miss work

  • Pain and suffering

  • Disabilities or impairments from your injuries

David C. Chavez is a skilled attorney can review what happened in your accident and advise you whether another party should be held liable for your losses.

Liability for Slip and Fall Accidents

Many slip and falls happen in grocery stores, big box stores, or other types of businesses and private properties, such as hotels or housing complexes. When you fall, always note what caused the accident and whether an unreasonable hazard existed. Examples of some hazards that can lead to slip and falls are:

  • Liquid spills on the floor

  • Worn flooring or carpet

  • Ramps without handrails

  • Items on the ground in walkways

  • Wet floors from cleaning or rain

If a hazard cannot be addressed immediately, owners should give customers and visitors proper warning of the risks, so they can take necessary caution. If a company neither fixes the problem nor provides warnings, it should be fully responsible for all of the losses of slip and fall victims.

Contact The Law Firm of David C. Chavez LLC a Trail Lawyer Who Can Protect Your Rights

The Law Firm of David C. Chavez, LLC, will to hold companies responsible for harm caused to visitors. If you suffered an injury in an accident, you should have an experienced New Mexico Trial Attorney recognized in the top 10 top 100 personal injury Attorney in the Country. Call 505-865-9595 or contact us online today.

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