Q: I a 68 y/o lady suffering from the sequela of an assault at an Égida. Can I sue the landlord for damages? Thank you
I have lived at the privately owned/ government subsidized Égida for moderate income seniors for 5 yrs. and had complained to the mgmt./ landlord , for months, about my 4 attackers for harrassment and the lack of security cameras.The physical assault , per se, occurred Nov/24/2022 @ 7:16 pm and I have since been suffering from the sequelae from the brutal injuries and under medical tx and therapy. My assailants were never even reprimanded and are still living at the housing project ,however, in retaliation for complaining of the negligence and injustice done to me, I have been threatened with eviction!!! Have not been able to find legal representation anywhere due to my limited resources. Please help, I only have 6 more months in which to sue. Thank you much⚖️
You can sue on or before November 24, 2023. The statute of limitation for this cause of action is one year after the events. I advise that you retain an attorney, who may extend the term by notifying the landlord by way of an extrajudicial letter.
You may procure legal representation through Pro Bono Inc., which is an affiliate of the Puerto Rico Bar College (Colegio de Abogados y Abogadas de Puerto Rico). They'll interview you to determine that you qualify based upon financial need, and will assign an attorney to help you with you case. I cannot provide the Colegio de Abogado's phone # through this platform, but you may obtain the number through the internet.
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