Premises Liability Attorney 2018-03-22T20:49:46+00:00

If You Have Been Injured on Someone’s Property,
Let Winegar Law Pursue Action for You

Joshua S. Winegar, your premier Florida premises liability attorney, is here to help you get satisfaction when you or a loved one is injured while visiting property belonging to someone else. Winegar Law will help you:

1)   Evaluate the damages you’ve suffered and estimate the value of your claim;
2)   Collect evidence to prove that the property owner is responsible for the condition that led to your accident; and
3)   Represent you in settlement negotiations.

We are prepared to go to trial, if that’s what it takes to see that you get the compensation you deserve. Our service to you begins with a free consultation to discuss your accident as well as the process we undertake on your behalf. You can start today by contacting premises liability attorney Joshua S. Winegar.

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Know Your Rights

Holding the Property Owner Liable

Premises Liability AttorneyFlorida property owners are required to keep their premises free of hazards. If the property owner cannot readily remedy a dangerous condition, the owner has an obligation to warn visitors of the presence of the condition. If a visitor suffers an injury because the premises was not safe and secure, the owner may be responsible. A property owner who knew or should have known about a hazard but did not repair or provide a warning to visitors is considered negligent.

The Property Owner’s Level of Care

Property owners owe visitors to their premises a duty of care, but the level of care required depends on the type of guest.

Invitees: When a business enterprise invites customers onto the property for commercial benefit, the customer is called an invitee. A customer to a mall or a gas station would be considered an invitee because the proprietor actively invites the public for monetary gain. To these invitees, the property owner owes the highest level care. An owner who fails to conduct regular inspections and warn of any hazards can be held liable if an invitee suffers an injury.

Licensees: Licensees are social guests, like friends and family members. Licensees can be invited to enter the property for both commercial and non-commercial purposes. Property owners must fix and maintain any hazards on their property that they know about. Unlike invitees to a commercial establishment, property owners are not liable to licensees for dangers that they should have known about.

Trespassers: A property owner does not owe a trespasser a duty to repair or warn of a hazard. However, the owner cannot intentionally set up a hazard to cause injury to the trespasser.


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Common Premises Liability Injury Claims

As a premises liability attorney, Joshua S. Winegar has extensive experience working with clients who have suffered an injury due the negligence of a property owner. Some of the claims we handle include:

Slip and Fall: When uneven pavement, icy surfaces, wet floors, or slippery spots can cause visitors to slip and fall, the property owner can be held liable for failure to warn of the danger.

Swimming Pools: Property owners are required to properly secure a pool with a fence or barrier. When a visitor suffers an injury because an owner failed to protect a pool, the property owner can be held liable.

Negligent Security: Property owners must provide adequate security in any area that harbors dangerous criminal activity. The owner can be held liable if a visitor is attacked on a property that lacks adequate security.

Elevator and Escalator: Visitors injured by an elevator or escalator malfunction may be entitled to compensation from the owner and from the manufacturer.

Amusement Parks: The potential for serious injury at amusement parks and theme parks is high. These properties often claim that by purchasing a ticket and voluntarily entering the premises, an invitee waives the right to hold the property owner liable for accidents. These broad waivers are designed to deter injured visitors from seeking remedies and compensation. If you or a loved one is hurt at an amusement park, contact us. A qualified premises liability attorney can help you understand your rights and determine if a waiver is effective.

Premises Liability Remedies and Recoveries

It may become necessary for you to file a lawsuit against a property owner. A premises liability attorney may be able to help you recover compensation for:

  • Medical Bills: You may be able to recover the cost of medical treatment like visits to the doctor, hospital stays, surgery, medication, physical therapy, and future needs.
  • Lost Wages: You can recover lost pay for the time you are off work. In addition, you may also be able to collect if your future earning capacity is decreased.
  • Pain and Suffering: If you experience continued pain and emotional trauma as a result of your injury, you may be entitled to compensation.
  • Wrongful Death: If someone dies as a result of the negligence of a property owner, the victim’s family may be entitled to compensation for damages including loss of the victim’s income. The surviving loved ones may also be entitled to compensation in their own right for pain and suffering.

Contact a Florida Product Liability Attorney Today for a Free Initial Consultation and Case Evaluation

If you’ve suffered an injury caused by the negligence of a property owner, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact premises liability attorney Joshua S. Winegar for a free evaluation at (561) 717-0447. Joshua Winegar works with you one-on-one to give you the highest quality legal advice and representation that you deserve.

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If you or your loved one have been injured on someone else’s property and would like to know about compensation you may be entitled to, reach out to our firm to request a free consultation.

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