If you or a loved one has suffered an injury in a slip and fall accident. Before considering a lawsuit for damages in Puerto Rico, the injured party must prove the following elements as part of the cause of action:
The existence of a dangerous condition inside the business which cause the fall. For example, liquid, unevenness in the floor, darkness in place, etc.
The owner of the employee were aware of the dangerous condition.
The existence was reasonably foreseeable to impute knowledge to the owner or the employee.
What is the evidence that can be used to establish negligence?
Photos- Take photographs of the scene of the accident, your clothing and shoes and any bruising, cuts, scrapes or required stitches to document your injury.
Witnesses– If someone witnesses your fall, try to get their name, address and telephone number.
Accident Report- If … Read More »
The Obama administration’s decision this week to ease visa requirements for immediate relatives of US citizens who entered the country without permission become its latest move to reshape immigration through executive action. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced a new regulation, which will become effective on March 4, 2013.
Currently, immigration law provides that any person who arrives to the U.S. without an immigration status for more than one hundred eighty (180) days and leaves the country, receives a penalty of a three (3) year bar to re-enter the country. If the person stays more than one (1) year, then he/she receives a bar of ten (10) years.
Under past practice, an individual applied for the waiver after having been found inadmissible by a consular official and then had to apply to US Citizenship and … Read More »
If you have suffered wrongdoing and are contemplating whether you want to pursue a lawsuit, you must consider the following:
What do you want to achieve?
Do you want to be compensated for someone else’s wrongdoing?
Are you wondering if you have any rights to prevent someone from treating you in a particular way?
Some people might hesitate to even call a lawyer due to uncertainty regarding whether they have a valid claim. This could be your biggest mistake. If you feel that you have been treated unfairly. Don’t hesitate to call an attorney and engage in that initial consultation. You must keep in mind that there are strict statutes of limitations, which you must file a claim in order to protect your rights. Do not hesitate and contact an attorney today to discuss the wrong you have suffered, and whether you may be … Read More »
Immigration lawyers in Puerto Rico have welcomed the Administration’s recent announcement that younger immigrants may be eligible for “Deferred Action” and work authorization. The policy will grant qualified immigrants the opportunity to live free from fear of deportation and allow them to work legally. This new development brings hope to immigrants and their families. It is not, however, a permanent fix and does not grant permanent legal status to anyone. To qualify, an individual must:
have arrived in the U.S. when they were under the age of sixteen;
have continuously resided in the U.S. for at least five years prior to June 15, 2012 and have been present in the U.S. on June 15, 2012;
currently be in school, have graduated from high school, have a GED, or be an honorably discharged veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard or the U.S. Armed … Read More »