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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... Read more »

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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.

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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... Read more »

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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... Read more »

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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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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... Read more »

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