Owners of bars, restaurants and other business properties that serve the public are responsible for taking reasonable measures to protect their clientele from assault and injuries caused by unruly or drunk customers. If you were injured in a bar fight, or were otherwise assaulted on the premises of a private business or municipal property, you may be entitled to full and fair money damages in a premises liability claim for injuries including:
- Reasonable past and future medical treatment
- Past and/or future lost wages
- Past and future lost fringe benefits of employment
- Past and future pain and suffering
- Mental anguish and emotional distress
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Out-of-pocket expenses for things such as transportation to medical providers and medical co-pays
In the case of gross negligence on the part of the property owner, you may also be entitled to seek punitive damages, which serve to punish the negligent party. In New York, punitive damages can be obtained under limited circumstances. There may be damages available from the party charged with assault.
Building Your Premises Liability Case
I am serious personal injury lawyer Ira M. Maurer, of Fishkill, New York. I am prepared to aggressively and effectively investigate and litigate your assault injuries claim. After more than 30 years of trial law, I have seen how devastating a serious assault injury can be to you and your family. Despite the fact that you or your loved one may have lost the ability to earn a living, you may still be required to pay substantial medical bills and meet all of your regular financial obligations.
My law firm will handle everything about your case, from initial investigation through insurance negotiations and court, if trial becomes necessary to help you get the compensation you deserve. While you concentrate on recovering your physical and emotional health, I will assume responsibility for your case.
I Put a Human Face on the Evidence
Assault and negligent security cases are complex because the property owner often disavows responsibility for the criminal action of an individual. I know how to investigate the evidence to find legal liability on all responsible parties. My law firm has the resources to help you get fully and fairly compensated for your injuries. By taking time to get to know your story, I prepare your case to show how you and your family are affected by the injury.
If you or a loved one was injured in an incident that involved negligent security, please contact The Maurer Law Firm today by calling 845-896-5295 to schedule a free consultation with knowledgeable and aggressive premises liability lawyer Ira Maurer.