Assault and Attack Victims
Worcester Attorney Peter Ventura Can Help You File a Premises Liability Claim Against a Negligent Property or Business Owner:
When you’ve been the victim of a violent assault, it can take weeks, months or years to recover from your physical and emotional injuries, and in some cases you may never fully recover. Your attacker may not be the only one who can be held liable for your injuries. Premises liability law in Massachusetts requires business and property owners, especially those who own hotels, retail locations, and restaurants, to provide a safe and secure environment to their guests, visitors, and passersby. This includes creating an environment that deters criminal activity.
When business and property owners fail to do this and you get hurt as a result, Worcester attorney Peter Ventura has the ability to explore every legal option available to you so that you can get the compensation you deserve for the physical and emotional consequences of the attack. These damages can help safeguard your future quality of life.
Explaining the Ways Worcester Property and Business Owners May be Liable for Your Attack
As with any assault case, your assailant can be subject to criminal and civil proceedings. But what makes a property or business owner liable? When you come to our Worcester-based law office, we can discuss what the property or business owner may not have done to protect you as a guest or visitor on the property.
Some of the most common signs of a property or business owner’s negligence include:
- security personnel’s failure to adequately patrol a property, break up or stop criminal behavior;
- faulty locks, and lack of security cameras and alarms in and around the perimeter of the property; and
- inadequate lighting, especially in an area known for crime.
Seeking the Compensation Massachusetts Assault Victims Need and Deserve
While nothing can change what’s happened, it helps to have every resource available to you to offset the medical bills, pain and suffering, and other losses you’ve unfairly had to endure. Peter Ventura can conduct a thorough investigation into your case to determine the extent of the losses and expenses you’ve accumulated.
Some of the damages for which you may want to seek compensation include:
- expenses from your physical and psychological injuries (hospital stays, rehab, medication, counseling, therapy, etc.);
- lost income; and
- pain and suffering.
Such an injury claim involves trying to determine and obtain from a responsible business or property owner or their insurer a quantitative dollar amount for these losses. This means gathering your medical documents and reports, relying upon your personal accounts of how you have suffered, as well as hiring experts in medicine and vocational rehabilitation to document your damages. Peter Ventura can represent you in all these matters relying upon contacts and resources in the field of premises liability law in Massachusetts, so that you can focus your energy on recovery and deal with the future that lies ahead.
After a Violent Attack in Massachusetts, Victims Turn to Attorney Peter Ventura
Worcester attorney Peter Ventura focuses only on personal injury claims and can answer your questions about assaults, your rights, and the role of premises liability law in Massachusetts. For 25 years, this former Worcester County assistant district attorney has represented personal injury victims in Central Massachusetts, Worcester and surrounding counties.
When you’ve suffered from serious injuries because of an assault in Massachusetts that could have been prevented, contact us for a free consultation at 508-755-7535.