When a careless individual or business causes a serious injury, victims face more than physical harm. Medical bills can mount quickly, and the threat is even greater if you’re unable to work and keep up with your regular expenses. In times like these, an experienced personal injury attorney can assess the situation promptly and press for appropriate compensation from defendants and their insurers. Winegar Law, P.A. in West Palm Beach delivers exceptional representation and service to victims of negligence throughout South Florida. Whether you’ve been hurt in a car accident, because of a defective product or in a fall on an unsafe surface, attorney Joshua Winegar will assert your rights during settlement negotiations and in court, if that’s what is needed to bring you justice.
Busy roads in Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties increase the likelihood of harmful auto accidents. We advocate for clients who have been hurt in all types of collisions and have the experience to take on accident claims involving:
Under Florida’s no-fault auto insurance system, most people who are hurt in traffic accidents seek relief from their own carrier. However, when a serious injury occurs, a victim is entitled to pursue relief against the at-fault driver and their insurance company. In a free consultation, we’ll outline your options.
Proving a negligence claim requires the plaintiff to show that the defendant violated their duty of care and that breach resulted in damages. Our firm handles a wide range of personal injury negligence actions, including those relating to:
In most cases, if you’ve been hurt due to someone else’s negligence, you have four years from the date of the incident to file a claim. Even if the statute of limitations still has a long time to run, acting quickly bolsters your case because key witnesses and evidence can be tracked down more easily.
A defendant who is held liable for injuries can be responsible for various types of economic damages, including medical costs, lost income, rehabilitation and treatment expenses and any decrease in earning ability. Noneconomic damages are also compensable, such as pain and suffering the victim endured and the loss of enjoyment of life caused by the incident. State law permits victims to recover damages in a trial even if they are partly liable for their injury. Under this pure comparative negligence standard, the verdict is reduced by the percentage of fault assigned to the plaintiff. Except for punitive damages, which are rarely awarded, Florida no longer caps any damage awards.
Winegar Law, P.A. represents Florida clients in the full range of personal injury matters, including cases arising from auto accidents and traumatic brain injuries. To schedule a free initial consultation at our West Palm Beach office, please call 833-660-7822 or contact us online.