Offices Located In

Lubbock, Texas
1115 Broadway
Phone: 806-763-9377

Odessa, Texas
406 N. Grant St.
Phone: 432-362-0399

Albuquerque, New Mexico
1020 Lomas Blvd., NW
Phone: 505-243-3588

Las Cruces, New Mexico
1591 E. Lohman
Phone: 575-526-5545

Hobbs, New Mexico
1515 W. Calle Sur St., Suite 101
Phone: 575-397-0007

All offices operate between 8:30 am and 5:30 pm.

Our New Mexico offices are in MST and our Texas offices are in CST.
Fadduol, Cluff & Hardy : Premises Liability

Premises Liability

World War II Elevator Technology Leads to Shoulder Surgery:

Our client was working in a high-rise building which required the use of elevators to access his office on the 13th floor.  On July 20, 2005 our client was using the elevator as he had for years, but on this day, as he entered the elevator, it suddenly raised-up, causing him to lose his balance and fall to the elevator floor.  Our client suffered injuries to his knee and shoulder which required surgery to repair his rotator cuff.  After a lawsuit was filed and through our investigation, we discovered that the elevators in this building were in need of replacement for quite some time, and the elevators were, as described by the elevator maintenance technician, “World War II technology”, and should have been replaced years ago.  The owner of the high rise building knew this and refused to replace the elevators for years. In the end, through hard work, investigation and persistence, and a long battle with the elevator manufacture and building’s insurance provider, the case settled for a confidential amount.

An owner and/or operator of business have an obligation to keep the premises free from dangers which could cause injury to visitors.  Oftentimes, many dangerous conditions exist which are never corrected until someone gets seriously injured.  Our firm has handled many premises cases involving businesses, residences, rental properties and other locations open to the public from which the client was injured due to a dangerous condition. 

  • In 2007, over 41,000 loved ones were killed in motor vehicle collisions in the United States; 5,154 of those where motorcyclistsFebruary 13, 2009 National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) Report;
  • In Texas, a tragic total of 6,894 people were killed in motor vehicle crashes in 2006 & 2007February 13, 2009 National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) Report;
  • Nearly 900 individuals died in vehicle crashes in New Mexico in 2006 & 2007. February 13, 2009 National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) Report;
  • In 2007, nearly 2.5 million people were injured in motor vehicle crashes in this countryFebruary 13, 2009 National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) Report;