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...View More
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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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....View More
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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