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Q: Can I sue a person for causing an auto collision, that lives in Puerto Rico from the states?

I was in a car collision and the other driver was at fault. I got a police report but he never shared his insurance info. I thought I had rental car insurance through my own insurance but it turns out that I do not and now I am liable with the car rental company unless I can make a claim with the... View More

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Q: I was being chased in San Juan while waiting for a car repair. When they got out of the car I hid and use it to get out.

I'm being charged with stealing the car and hitting another as I tried to escape for fear of my life. All this occured right by mechanic. I asked for video recording but only shows me leaving. Nothing occuring in residence cul de sac where this all occured. Anything you can advise on would be... View More

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Nov 18, 2022

The 22nd is Tuesday, and we're at the start of a weekend. You may want to repost this and add "Puerto Rico" as a heading (you hadn't selected a geographic heading, and that could result in delays with someone seeing your question) See the text, "Show More States." Nov.... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Puerto Rico on
Q: If a person bumped into the back of me while I was reversing in puerto rico what is my legal obligation?

The person driving the other vehicle is not the owner

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Aug 6, 2022

An attorney who practices in Puerto Rico could advise best here, as the accident took place there. But your question remains open for three weeks. If you reached out to attorneys, they would likely have some questions about the circumstances of the accident. It sounds like it could possibly involve... View More

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Q: My elderly mother hit another vehicle, causing bodily injury to both parties. will she need to surender her license?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Nov 4, 2021

An attorney practicing in Puerto Rico could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. Until you are able to consult with an attorney who is knowledgeable in local laws, regulations, and license renewal protocols, as a general U.S. rule, people do not usually lose their license as a... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Insurance Bad Faith for Puerto Rico on
Q: on October 23rd at 2am I was hit on my drivers side by a Toyota highlander .I had the right away the light was green.

my Toyota siena has in damages 4,000 in parts alone.if i keep my van they will pay 1,5oo if i turn in my van they will pay 2,900 dollars.they ignored the police report that states he ran the red light,there are two witness.what can i do to get what i deserve?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Nov 26, 2018

Based on your facts, it appears that the other driver was at fault. You could consult with an attorney in Puerto Rico to discuss what your next step would be in light of the other side’s refusal to acknowledge the police report and testimony from two witnesses. Try to find out if there were any... View More

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Q: on October 23 at 2.00am I was struck by a Toyota outlander on the drivers side.he he ran a read light is he libal

the insurance company says if he wount admit he was the cause they would pay less of the insurance the police report states he ran a red light the lady who attened me ignored the police report there were two witness.

Naomi Jusino
Naomi Jusino
answered on Nov 13, 2018

Dear Reader,

Yes, he is liable. You have one year after the accident to file your complaint in Puerto Rico.

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Q: I got involve in a car accident in Puerto Rico but I was not at-fault and also didn’t have car insurance.

The car rental lawyer mail me to my house in Los Angeles requesting me to pay the rest of the damage because the at-fault driver insurance couldn’t cover everything. Why would I have to pay something that it was not my fault. And if I don’t pay then would I get In trouble ?

William John Light
William John Light
answered on Mar 21, 2018

Typically, the renter is responsible for all damage to the vehicle during the term of the rental, even if they are not at fault. Your own insurance policy may apply to pay for the damage. Also, the credit card you used to pay for the rental may have supplemental insurance for damage to the car.... View More

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Q: Who is at fault if two cars hit each other a a four way stop - we both went at the same time.
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Jan 8, 2017

Yield right of way to driver who was a) there first or b) to your right normally. I suggest you contact a member of the American Assn for Justice in P.R.--they give free consultations.

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