Thanks to Fort Bliss, a United States Army post located on the border of New Mexico and Texas with a population of over 9,600, the neighboring cities of El Paso and Las Cruces proudly host a great number of military personnel at any given time. Here at the Ribail Law Firm our El Paso and Las Cruces personal injury lawyers are committed to supporting military personnel who are injured locally in accidents while off base. We frequently represent military personnel in personal injury cases involving car crashes, premises liability, and defective products, but our firm is well equipped to handle a wide variety of personal injury claims.
Motor vehicle accidents involving military personnel are extremely common in New Mexico and Texas and often leave victims severely injured and with mounting medical bills. Unfortunately, in many instances, drivers do carry enough insurance to fully cover the medical bills that roll in after a car accident. When this happens, the injured individual may want to file a personal injury lawsuit in order to recover the compensation that they are legally entitled to. The amount that you can recover depends on the types and extent of your injuries and on how much, if any, of the accident was your fault. Keep in mind that even if you were partially at fault for causing an accident you may still be entitled to compensation. Here at the Ribail Law Firm our New Mexico and Texas attorneys represent seriously injured clients and fight tirelessly for their rights regardless of whether their actions contributed to the accident in which they were injured or not.
Did you know that stores and property owners are legally required to keep their premises reasonably safe? Therefore, if someone is injured due to the unsafe condition of someone else’s property they may have the legal option of pursuing compensation for their injuries against the property owner by filing a personal injury claim based on premises liability. Military personnel who venture off base are frequently injured by improperly maintained property conditions and have filed personal injury lawsuits in the past based on slip and fall accidents, negligent security due to poor lighting, poorly marked construction zones, uneven sidewalks, etc.
Here at the Ribail Law Firm our experienced El Paso and Las Cruces personal injury attorneys are happy to assist injured military personnel who are injured off base with all of their legal needs. Whether you were injured in a motor vehicle accident, while visiting a friend or a business, or by a defective product if you were injured due to someone else’s negligence we are here to help you recover the compensation that you are legally entitled to. To discuss your legal options contact us today and schedule your free no-obligation initial consultation.
Additionally, off base military personnel are also frequently injured by defective products. Generally speaking, a product can be deemed legally defective due to a manufacturing defect, a design defect, or inadequate instructions or warnings that render the device unreasonably dangerous. For example, many product liability cases arise out of car crashes caused by a defective brake, steering system, or other defective car parts. Be aware that if you were injured by a product that did not function as expected you may have been injured by a defective product and be entitled to compensation.