Types of Cases We Handle
Personal Injury Attorney Peter Ventura has practiced law since 1985 and has won millions of dollars for his clients. Born and raised outside of Worcester, MA, he knows Massachusetts law and will get you the justice you deserve. Please see our practice areas below, and click on the links for more information.
We handle automobile accident cases of every type, and we will rigorously represent you when you’ve been injured. Many injuries can keep you away from work for weeks or months, and can sometimes result in the loss of your livelihood altogether. Major catastrophic injuries often cause permanent, lifelong disability along with chronic pain and suffering. A car accident can ruin you financially if you don’t have an experienced personal injury attorney on your side to uncover every possible source of compensation that you deserve.
Motorcycle accidents have been on the rise across the nation for several years, and Worcester is no exception. Most motorcycle accidents involve a collision with another vehicle, and because of the unprotected nature of riding a motorcycle, injuries are too often severe. 40% of motorcycle accidents happen to riders that aren’t wearing a helmet or other safety equipment, so the incidence of traumatic brain injury, spinal cord damage, massive tissue loss, and eye injuries is high. Determination of the amount of liability between the parties when a motorcycle is involved is almost always an issue, and retaining the services of a lawyer with experience in these types of cases is vital.
Truck and Commercial Vehicle Accidents
Accidents involving trucks and other types of commercial vehicles are in a class by themselves. Semi trucks, dump trucks, and other kinds of cargo carrying vehicles can weigh many tons, and any sort of collision with one is likely to be devastating, causing severe injuries and death. In addition, lawsuits involving an accident with any vehicle in commercial service are very different than with a privately owned one. An attorney specializing in personal injury and wrongful death is necessary to handle these complicated cases.
Sports and Recreational Accidents
Injuries resulting from sporting or recreational activities are among the toughest to claim compensation for. That’s because you assume some risk and can sometimes waive liability when you engage in them. However, negligence on the part of a property owner or other party is often a factor, and an experienced attorney can analyze the evidence and make a case for liability and compensation under the right circumstances.
Accidents in the workplace are one of the most common causes of injuries. You already know you’ll be eligible for Massachusetts worker’s compensation, but there’s a very good chance you’re entitled to much more. A work injury specialist can examine your case and determine if negligence by a third party played a factor in your accident, and if you’re due additional compensation.
Construction Site Accidents
The same is true of accidents that happen on the construction or job site. Massachusetts law generally forbids filing a civil lawsuit against an employer, although there can be exceptions. More importantly, lawsuits can be brought in construction accidents against responsible third parties, which is a very important factor to consider. Consult with an experienced personal injury attorney and find out for sure.
Proving injury due to the negligence of medical professionals or hospitals can be a difficult and complicated procedure. Yet thousands of people are victims of errors and misdiagnosis each year. According to Nolo’s National Medical Malpractice Statistics, surgical errors accounted for 34% of malpractice claims, and errors in diagnosis resulted in 46%. 93% of all medical malpractice claims are settled out of court. The average compensation awarded for claims involving inpatient care is $363,000 and for outpatient care $290,000. If you believe you’ve suffered injury due to medical malpractice, it’s essential to have an experienced attorney working for you.
Dangerous or Defective Products
Products that have been poorly designed or constructed can cause serious and lasting injury. The recent cases of lead poisoning of children from paint found on toys from China is a sad example. When it happens, every entity in the distribution chain from the manufacturer to the retailer could be found liable for damages. Documenting the required evidence and making a case for compensation is a job for an experienced attorney.
Unsafe Property Conditions
Sometimes called ‘slip and fall’ cases, injuries caused by negligent conditions on private or public property can be serious, sometimes even fatal. Proving liability and recovering compensation can be difficult. Those responsible for a property have an obligation to maintain safe conditions for anyone on that property. At the same time, people are expected to use common sense. You will certainly be challenged if you file a lawsuit, and a qualified personal injury lawyer experienced in handling these types of cases is essential to winning your case.
Our Worcester Personal Injury Attorneys Get Results
We combine the ability to act quickly to preserve evidence and protect a client’s interests along with having patience to let the case develop as the client undergoes often extensive medical treatment. While the decision always belongs to the client, we recommend settling a case later for its full value rather than resolving it sooner for a fraction of its actual worth.
Find out how you can benefit from our approach to client service in personal injury litigation. For the advice of an experienced Massachusetts accident claim lawyer, contact the law firm of Peter Ventura, Attorney at Law, in Worcester.