A broken lock. A poorly-lit parking garage. A door that doesn't close properly. All these things put everyday people at risk in public places. Whether you enter an apartment complex, a bar or a convenience store, the owner of that establishment is at least in part responsible for your safety.
If you were injured in a bar—whether it was from slipping on a wet floor or from an alcohol-related incident—you may feel embarrassed or that it was your fault. But certain factors could actually make the bar responsible.
You and your spouse have been together for a long time. You share a home, a family, friends and many hobbies together. Virtually everything in your lives is intertwined.
If you are injured by someone who was overserved at a bar, you can seek damages against the liquor seller by using New Mexico’s dram shop laws.
In a recent post, we discussed some of the serious dangers of slip-and-fall accidents for older adults. Slip-and-falls are the most common cause of emergency room visits, and such injuries disproportionately affect adults age 65 and over. In addition, slip-and-falls create an increased risk of traumatic brain injury in this subset of the population.
When you were young, you could handle almost anything. If you took a tumble while riding your bike, you'd just pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and move on with your life.
When your mother started having trouble remembering her address and her late husband's name, you realized she couldn't live on her own anymore. It was time to find her the support she needed. So you researched all of the nursing homes and assisted living facilities in your area, and you moved her into an apartment with a comprehensive dementia treatment program.
Pedestrians and bicyclists in New Mexico who follow the rules of the road should feel safe on or near the roadways, whether traveling urban streets or rural areas. However, hit and run fatalities are on the rise, making them an increasing safety challenge.
As a person ages and recognizes the need to ask other people for help, he or she is met with the difficulties of allowing other people to intervene and help manage personal needs. Often, a healthy relationship between a vulnerable elderly person and his or her caretaker, is developed over time and with open lines of communication. However, there are plenty of elderly people in New Mexico who for one reason or another, may be the victim of elder abuse.
Whether it is cattle or horses, animal owners in New Mexico have a responsibility to make sure they do not pose a danger to others. If they get off the property and wander onto highways, this can cause serious accidents. Even when loose on the owner's property, these large animals can be dangerous to others. Owners must take certain precautions to make sure these animals are properly fenced and housed.