Injury Attorneys Serving Residents of the Miami Area
At the Acosta Law Firm, we help many people throughout South Florida bring about a lawsuit after an accident. We know an injury caused by someone’s carelessness can significantly affect you on different levels and Julio C. Acosta is here to help. As our lead attorney, Mr. Acosta spent 20 years representing insurance companies and knows how they work. With Julio’s knowledge and our team of dedicated and experienced injury lawyers, we are dedicated to assert the rights of those who are seeking compensation. We are committed to maximize the settlement or trial verdict value of your case so you can receive the compensation you deserve.
Establishing Liability in a Car Accident Case
As one of the largest states in the nation, Florida is home to nearly 20 million residents. Unfortunately, there may be a time you find yourself the victim of another driver’s carelessness. Those hurt in a car accident may have the right to file a negligence claim against the responsible party. If successful, they may receive economic and non-economic compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
In a vehicle collision incident, you must prove the other driver owed you and breached a duty of care through some careless action. Also, you must prove your injuries are a direct result of the other driver’s lack of due care. Finally, you must provide evidence of the damages suffered.
In some instances, the defendant may argue the victim was partly responsible for causing the accident. Even if true, Florida’s rule of pure comparative negligence allows injured persons to recover damages proportionate to the defendant’s degree of fault.
Bringing a Premises Liability Claim
Public businesses are responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of their premises. They must inspect, repair, and warn visitors of potentially dangerous areas in the property. However, unexpected accidents may occur because business owners fail to meet this standard of care.
A premises liability claim may arise when a person is hurt on property owned by someone else. The plaintiff must establish the elements of duty, breach, causation, and damages, similar to a motor vehicle collision claim. Even when a business is not aware of a potential hazard, if it could have been avoided, it may be held accountable. In some situations, a defendant may argue that a dangerous condition was open and obvious, so the victim was careless in failing to notice it. These disputes are highly fact-specific, so security videotapes and eyewitness testimony may play a key role in establishing liability. In order to forestall the potential decay or disappearance of evidence, it is essential to explore your legal options as soon as possible after a slip and fall.
Consult a Miami Lawyer to Seek Compensation after an Accident
If you have been hurt as the result of someone’s carelessness, you may have legal rights to assert. At the Acosta Law Firm, our Miami attorneys can guide people involved in car accidents and slip and falls across South Florida. We offer a free consultation to help you understand your options. Call us at 305-858-8880 or contact us online to set up an appointment. The Acosta Law Firm represents accident victims in cities such as Pembroke Pines, Fort Lauderdale, Coral Gables, West Palm Beach, and Key West, as well as other areas of Broward, Miami-Dade, Palm Beach, and Monroe Counties.