Imagine a slip and fall incident, and take it at its most literal meaning. Say you just slip, and then fall. What's the likely outcome? You may sprain your ankle, cut your elbow, or something similar in nature to these injuries. But you may also suffer serious injuries, such as broken bones, strained muscles in your back or even worse. And the older the victim is, the more likely it is that they will suffer severe injuries.
Now imagine a more detailed context for a slip and fall. Say there was a spilled liquid on the ground, or a property owner failed to fix a clearly dangerous condition on his or her property. If the victim suffers serious injuries as a result of the fall, then the property owner or manager should be held accountable.
This is where a premises liability lawsuit comes into play, and it is very important for injured victims to remember that this is an option. Some may think that a slip and fall is just an unlucky break in their life and that they are without recourse. This is not true. You have rights, and the property owner needs to provide a safe premises for those who enter their property -- especially for those who own commercial property.
If you have been injured in a slip and fall incident, then you should contact an experienced attorney immediately. In this regard, and for those in the Los Lunas area, The Law Firm of David C. Chavez has the experience and drive to help you with your premises liability lawsuit.