For many people, slip and fall accidents result in nothing but a brief moment of embarrassment. For others, however, a slip and fall can lead to broken bones, spinal fracture, brain injuries and other serious physical harms. Those physical harms often cause financial troubles due to costly medical treatment, lost wages and diminished earning capacity. If you sustained injuries in a slip and fall accident out in public or on another person’s premises, you may be eligible for compensation.

The compassionate Santa Fe slip and fall attorneys at Roybal-Mack & Cordova, PC have years of experience fighting for compensation for the victims of preventable accidents. We have a reputation for providing sound legal advice, personalized services and unwavering representation in the face of adversity. To determine whether our team is a good fit for you, call us to schedule an initial consultation today.

“Slip and Fall” Vs. “Trip and Fall”

Before you file an injury claim, it is important to note that New Mexico differentiates between “slip and fall” and “trip and fall.” If you file the wrong type of claim, you risk the insurance company denying your claim. Below are the key differences between the two:

  • Slip and Fall: Slip and fall accidents occur when a property owner, occupier or employees of a business create a hazardous condition (such as a spill) and/or neglected the condition for long periods of time. These cases are often difficult to prove.
  • Trip and Fall: Trip and fall cases arise when a structural issue causes a person to trip and fall. Such issues may include cracks in the floor, uneven steps, uneven walkways or raised floorboards. These types of cases are easier to prove.

Both trip and fall and slip and fall cases can cause painful and often life-altering injuries. For instance, it is not uncommon for victims of slip and fall accidents to sustain traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, broken bones and punctured lungs.

Recovering Compensation Following a Slip and Fall Accident

If your slip and fall accident does result in serious and costly injuries, you deserve to be compensated for your harms. Many of these cases are difficult to prove and necessitate video footage, customer complaints, maintenance logs and other hard-to-retrieve data. Roybal-Mack & Cordova, PC has the resources to obtain the evidence necessary to prove your case and maximize recovery. If you want to ensure the best possible outcome to your slip and fall claim, contact our Santa Fe personal injury law firm today.

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