Ventura Law

Firm Overview

Whether it is winning in the courtroom, obtaining medical care, negotiating with an employer or insurance company, or making sure a family bill is paid, we take our responsibility to the client seriously.

Our attorneys are highly effective and experienced advocates for the rights of injured individuals.

We build upon our attorneys' professional skills with annual coaching and mentoring designed to enhance their ability to deliver extraordinary caring and compassionate service. The result? Our clients trust us to keep our commitments, to put their interests above our own, and to always tell the whole truth.
Main Office
Main Office
235 Main Street
Danbury  CT  06810
Phone
  • (203) 800-8000
Fax
  • (203) 791-9264
Websites
Auto Accident
Ventura Law has been defending the rights of injured individuals for over 50 years. We know that no two personal injury cases are the same and that no client is the same.
Motor vehicle accident victims have a lot to worry about: physical pain, lost work, medical bills piling up, a vague sense that a fair legal system should provide compensation but no clear way to make it happen. That's when an experienced attorney can really help.

We have represented thousands of motor vehicle accident victims. We ease our clients' worry and stress by taking the steps necessary to preserve relevant evidence and effectively present their case in court. We minimize our clients' personal struggles and maximize their opportunity to fully recover for their losses.

Motor vehicle accidents happen for many reasons. We provide legal representation for all of these types of cases:

Car & Truck Accidents
Drunk Driving Accidents
Hit-and-Run Accidents
Inattentive Driving Accidents
Texting While Driving Accidents
Cellphone Accidents
Rollover Accidents
Fatal Motor Vehicle Accidents
Motorcycle Accidents
Boat and Jet Ski Accidents

Our experienced motor vehicle accident attorneys and investigators collect evidence from the accident scene, interview witnesses, obtain police reports, and communicate with insurance companies regarding the accident.

We hire expert witnesses, including medical experts, to analyze the cause of the accident and to determine the full extent of the property damage and physical harm caused by the accident. If necessary, we make arrangements for your medical care.

We do all of this without charge unless we win your case.

By matching painstaking preparation and vigorous advocacy with compassionate, hands-on client service, our experienced attorneys have recovered millions on behalf of motor vehicle accident victims. We seek full compensation on behalf of injured clients for past and future medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages and other forms of available relief.
Dos and Don'ts for Accident Victims

DO: Call local law enforcement. A police report written in the immediate aftermath of a motor vehicle evidence can be important in determining fault for the accident.
DO: Visit your doctor immediately if there is any chance that you were injured.
DON'T: Admit fault or apologize for your role in the accident. The subject of fault is better left to experts who will later investigate the accident.
DO: Notify your insurance company.
DON'T: Leave the scene of the accident until you have all of the information necessary to pursue a claim against the other driver(s) involved. Important information includes the name, address, license number of the other driver's involved, the name of their insurance company and policy number, the names and contact information for all other vehicle occupants and witnesses on the scene.
DO: Keep a personal record of your impressions of the accident, how you are feeling and, of course, keep a record of any medical bills and miscellaneous expenses you incur as a result of the accident.
DON'T: Sign documents offered to you by an insurance adjuster.
DO: Take photographs and preserve whatever evidence you obtained from the accident scene.

Finally, do contact an experienced motor vehicle accident attorney to protect your right to obtain compensation for your losses.

Ventura Law will make sure that all responsible parties are held accountable while we work for full and fair compensation. We will fight to get you the compensation you deserve so you can begin to move forward with your life. Ventura Law takes all cases on a contingency basis, so you owe us nothing unless we recover compensation for you.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

At Ventura Law we understand that our work as lawyers has a profound impact on the lives of our clients.

Whether it is winning in the courtroom, obtaining medical care, negotiating with an employer or insurance company, or making sure a family bill is paid, we take our responsibility to the client seriously.

Responsibility and compassion are at the heart of what we do every day.

We are our client's worry-free partner in court and in life.
Hands-On, Compassionate Service

We believe that getting to know our clients is the key to success.

We meet our clients on their own terms. We speak their language, whether it is Portuguese or Spanish or French. We know the communities where they live and the challenges they face in life.

Everything we do is intended to make sure the client is respected and understood.

We believe that when our attorneys and staff listen to and respect the client in a judgment-free way, great results will follow.
Capable, Compassionate Service

Our attorneys are highly effective and experienced advocates for the rights of injured individuals.

We build upon our attorneys' professional skills with annual coaching and mentoring designed to enhance their ability to deliver extraordinary caring and compassionate service. The result? Our clients trust us to keep our commitments, to put their interests above our own, and to always tell the whole truth.

We believe that this approach to practicing law is at the heart of our success. Nearly all of our clients have been referred by former clients.
Strength Through Diversity

We believe that diversity makes us better lawyers. Ventura Law has eight female lawyers and seven male lawyers. Eleven lawyers fluently speak a language other than English. We come from diverse ethnic and economic backgrounds. We leverage these strengths to better serve our clients.
Community Leadership and Support

Ventura Law has been involved in the communities we serve for over half a century.

Our attorneys and staff serve on numerous boards and adopt many local families throughout the year in order to stay true to the firm's core purpose of charitable giving and commitment to the needy. We believe that, as lawyers, we have a responsibility to the communities where we live and work.

At Ventura Law, we listen. We care. We win. We are the client's worry-free partner.

Ventura Attorney's

Ventura Law grew from the strong foundation established by Americo Ventura, its founding partner, when he began practicing law in 1957:

Listen to clients in their own language.
Charge a fair price for honest legal services.
Champion the rights of the powerless against the powerful.
Ventura, raised by Portuguese immigrants, spoke the same language as many of his early clients. But his connection to them went deeper than that. Ventura understood the challenges his clients faced navigating an unknown legal system, and he appreciated their culture and values.

No clients were turned away for lack of money. Those without means bartered for Ventura's assistance with homemade goods and services. Practicing law in this way, Ventura became a vital part of the community, and a trusted advisor to thousands of Portuguese and Spanish-speaking immigrants.

Continuing a commitment to reflect the community it serves, Ventura Law was a pioneer in bringing diversity to the local legal profession.

Ventura Law hired the city's first female attorney, Diane Ventura (now Diane Anderson), in the early 1960s. An accomplished advocate, she received state-wide acclaim for her legal ability and dedication to the Connecticut civil justice system.

In 1969, Ventura Law was fortunate to add to its growing practice the city's first African-American attorney, Thomas G. West, who later became a superior court judge and now serves on the Connecticut Court of Appeals.

In the decades that followed, Ventura Law transitioned from a local to a national law firm. Agostinho Ribeiro, also a child of Portuguese immigrants, opened Ventura Law's World Trade Center office in 1989, expanding the firm's personal injury practice to include complex litigation in federal courts across the United States.

In addition to litigating personal injury claims in Connecticut courts, Ventura Law is involved in numerous high-profile legal proceedings: against British Petroleum, perpetrator of the world's worst environmental oil disaster; against General Motors, the automaker that manufactured then covered up a defective ignition switch that caused the death of drivers and injured many more; and against pharmaceutical companies for injuries caused by harmful medications.

Today, Ventura Law has 12 attorneys working in four offices in Connecticut and New York, its growth made possible by the simple but powerful values established by its founder 60 years ago.

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