With 20 years of experience to guide him, Miami injury lawyer Julio C. Acosta is committed to asserting the rights of accident victims. He advocates vigorously in settlement negotiations and litigation for the compensation that they deserve.
Mr. Acosta is proud to be a long-term member of the South Florida community, having received his B.B.A. from Florida International University and his J.D. from Nova Southeastern University. In college, he showed his dedication to helping others by serving as the Chapter Chair of the Florida Public Interest Research Group as well as participating in the Student Honors Mentor Program. Mr. Acosta also has served as a member of the Dade County Bar Association since 1996, the Civil Litigation Committee since 1997-98, the Council on Litigation Management since 2011, and the Florida Defense Lawyers Association. He is a Martindale-Hubbell AV rated and A.M. Best Company Recommended attorney. Mr. Acosta is admitted to practice in Florida state courts as well as the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.
Mr. Acosta is passionate about helping injured individuals hold accountable the people or entities who have harmed them. If you have been hurt in an accident, you may be dealing with substantial medical expenses as well as the physical and emotional trauma that often arises from these events. Pursuing a personal injury claim can help alleviate the financial burden on you during the healing process. If you are successful, you may be able to receive a broad range of damages, such as hospital and medical bills, the costs of future treatment, lost income, and reduction in earning capacity. Compensation for more subjective types of harm also may be available, such as the pain and suffering that you experienced as well as any reduction in your ability to enjoy life and pursue your normal activities.
To assert your right to these damages, you likely would need to establish the elements of a negligence claim. These may be summarized as duty, breach, causation, and damages. An injured individual usually tries to show that the defendant failed to use the degree of care that would be appropriate in a certain situation and that this lapse resulted in the accident from which the victim's injuries arose. Standards of care may vary depending on the context. When operating a car or truck, for example, drivers are expected to obey all traffic rules and refrain from any conduct that would pose a foreseeable risk of harm to others. Property owners are expected to maintain their premises in a reasonably safe condition so that business customers or social guests do not suffer injuries because of hazards there.
You should not delay in bringing a claim after an accident. A prompt investigation is critical in gathering evidence and ensuring that all procedural deadlines are met. Miami injury attorney Julio C. Acosta is ready to assist you with exploring your options. He can represent victims throughout South Florida, including in Fort Lauderdale, Coral Gables, Pembroke Pines, Hialeah, West Palm Beach, Kendall, Homestead, Key West, Doral, and Key Largo, as well as other cities across Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, and Monroe Counties. If you need a car accident lawyer, a slip and fall attorney, or guidance and representation in any other type of personal injury claim, you can call us at 305-858-8880 or contact us online to set up a free consultation. Se habla Espa?ol.
J.D., Nova Southeastern University, 1996 B.B.A, Florida International University, 1993 Student Honors Mentor Program Chapter Chair of the Florida Public Interest Research Group
U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida, 1998 U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 1999 U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, 1999
Admitted to Practice
Professional & Bar Association Memberships
Florida Defense Lawyers Association Dade County Bar Association Member Since: 1996 Civil Litigation Committee Member Since: 1997/1998 Council on Litigation Management Member Since: 2011
Legal Specialties and Certifications
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