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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Puerto Rico on
Q: Which is the name of the law that determines the percentage of honorary (and the %)the lawyer receive in cases of injury

Case of an injury in a commercial place

Alberto J. Castaner
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Alberto J. Castaner
answered on Jul 5, 2023

The law is Act No. 9 known as Practice of Law Act and provides:

No attorney shall charge fees of a contingent nature in actions to recover damages in an amount that exceeds, for any reason, twenty-five percent (25%) of the final proceeds of the judgment, compromise or agreement if the...
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Q: Which is the name of the law that determines the percentage of honorary (and the %)the lawyer receive in cases of injury

Case of an injury in a commercial place

T. Augustus Claus
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answered on Jul 3, 2023

It is generally referred to as a contingency fee arrangement, where the attorney's fee is contingent upon the successful resolution of the case. The specific percentage can also vary depending on factors such as the complexity of the case, the jurisdiction, and any agreements made between the... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Landlord - Tenant for Puerto Rico on
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... View More

Rafael  Pagan-Colon
Rafael Pagan-Colon
answered on May 22, 2023

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...
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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Puerto Rico on
Q: I had a neighbor that bring a federal agent to his house that utilize an infrared camera to take pictures and hearing in

My house without permission how do I could go with the law against he

Rafael  Pagan-Colon
Rafael Pagan-Colon
answered on Nov 14, 2022

First of all, I advise that you to consult an attorney admitted to the Federal Courts to determine your options. You do not state how you come to learn that an infrared camera was used to take pictures and hearing in on your house. You do not state whether said property is located in Puerto Rico.... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Small Claims for Puerto Rico on
Q: How can I file a small claims law suit in Puerto Rico? I

I was injured on a excursion tour.

Rafael  Pagan-Colon
Rafael Pagan-Colon
answered on Jul 15, 2022

Without further information, I can only counsel regarding the forum before which to present your cause. If you received your injury while on a cruise ship or ferry boat within the jurisdiction of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and depending on the severity of said injuries, you may present your... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Puerto Rico on
Q: If I fell on a restaurant premises in Puerto Rico can I sue them since I tore my foot ligament. I live in Florida
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jun 30, 2019

I'm sorry about your injury. It's possible you could, if your injury resulted from their negligence. An attorney would need to examine the circumstances of the incident in greater detail to give you a meaningful answer regarding your particular situation. Since no one picked up your... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Puerto Rico on
Q: I was injured when my neighbor's dog bit me last year. How long do I have to file a claim?
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Feb 12, 2017

You would want to speak with an attorney now, because they can advise you on medical documentation, etc.I believe the statute of limitations in Puerto Rico is only 1 year! So talk to the attorney now!

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Q: What types of steps does a personal injury lawyer take to prove negligence in a two-car accident injury case?
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Dec 22, 2016

If you have such a case, contact a member of the Trial Lawyers Association for the State (or the Island) for the county where it happened. They give free consultations.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Puerto Rico on
Q: Is there an injury considered too insignificant to receive compensation over in court?
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Dec 19, 2016

Generally, whether to give money is up to the finder of fact. There are many situations where a jury's decision to give no money has been upheld. Generally, an injury that bothers the person not at all, requires no treatment would be one--for instance if you got a bruise,it didn't bother... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Puerto Rico on
Q: My friend was involved in an accident related to weather.

He hit the car while he was driving with an expired license - the car is under his mother's name. Now the person who was hit is suing because they want more than insurance will give them -- is my friend's mother on the hook for any of this?

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Oct 30, 2016

Usually no, but her insurance will give her an attorney and he and his mom can get their questions answered by that attorney. Usually the other lawyer is not interested in suing them personally, just getting their insurance to pay the price he thinks the claim is worth. They should discuss it with... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Puerto Rico on
Q: I have finished administrative remedy, (FBOP), and filed for damages FTCA. I am seeking legal representation.
Adam Studnicki
Adam Studnicki
answered on Nov 16, 2015

You can use the find a lawyer tool, or google, to search for lawyers in your area.

Please Take Notice: I am not your lawyer unless we enter into an engagement agreement in writing. This is only general information. It is NOT legal advice, and it may not work for your specific situation....
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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Puerto Rico on
Q: When you settle a case in Puerto Rico, how long does the other part has to pay the settlement?
Terrence Rubino
Terrence Rubino
answered on Jul 11, 2011

personal injury settlements, whether puerto rico, illinois or indiana, vary on the time it takes to collect the settlement proceeds. if there is a minor involved or a wrongful death estate, there has to be court approval. if there are medical liens or medicare liens for medical bills that were paid... View More

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