Every year there are hundreds of auto accidents throughout Puerto Rico. Being injured in a car, truck or motorcycle accident in can change your life forever. In a split second you may suffer severe, debilitating and life altering, injuries. These injuries may entitle you to medical benefits, damages and financial compensation according to existing Puerto Rico auto accident laws and statutes. It is a smart, and free, move to contact our team of Puerto Rico car accident lawyers. Please click here to connect with our Puerto Rico car accident lawyers. They provide accident, injury and medical negligence victims with free case reviews. All injury cases, including car accidents and workers’ comp cases are handled on a contingency fee basis meaning no fees are charged unless they recover benefits and financial compensation for you. Or, you can visit @puertoricanlawyers to arrange a free case analysis.
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Common Auto Accidents In Puerto Rico
There are literally dozens of types of auto accidents one can be injured in. Some common accident types are rear end collisions, head-on collisions, side impact (T-Bone accidents), intersection accidents, motorcycle accidents, commercial vehicle accidents, pedestrian accidents and drunk driving accidents.
Regardless of the actual type of accident you were involved in you have rights. To discuss your rights, how to protect them and how our Puerto Rico auto accident attorneys will get you the maximum benefits and financial compensation contact our Puerto Rico car accident lawyers at once.
Benefits In Puerto Rico Auto Accidents
Shortly after the accident you may be approached by the liable parties insurance company regarding a quick and easy lump sum settlement. This benefits them, not you or your family. The settlement you are offered will most likely not take into consideration the full dollar value of your claim. By retaining an experienced Puerto Rico car accident attorney you will be assured that the full and total dollar amount of your claim will be determined by including factors such as:
1) Current and future medical expenses
2) Current and future lost wage compensation
3) Diminished quality of life
4) Mental anguish and distress
5) Pain and suffering compensation (if applicable)
6) Property damage benefits
7) Survival benefits (if someone was killed in the accident)
8) Vehicle repair costs
9) Wrongful death benefits (if someone was killed in the accident)
Taking into account each of these is of the utmost importance if you are to get the full, fair and just amount of benefits and financial compensation following your accident. Our Puerto Rico car accident lawyers will stop at nothing to obtain the best possible outcome for your case.
Where Do Auto Accidents Occur In Puerto Rico
New Jersey, also known as the ‘Garden State’ has tens of thousands of miles of highways, interstates, rural roads, surface streets and turnpikes. Some of the more congested also have a higher than normal accident and fatal accident rate. There are thousands of miles of dangerous roads, highways, interstates, city streets and intersections throughout all of PR. If you, or a loved one, were injured in an auto accident on any of these San Juan, Puerto Rico roads or any other PR streets please do not hesitate to contact our San Juan car accident attorneys for a free consult.
What To Look For In Our Puerto Rico Car Accident Attorneys
The attorney you choose to handle your accident and injury claim makes a huge difference regarding the outcome of your case. When looking for a personal injury attorney there are a few attributes you should consider. The first is experience. You should retain an experienced Puerto Rico car accident attorney who focuses their entire practice on serious personal injury cases. Having a general practice lawyer who dabbles in accident claims is not a wise move. After a car accident your career, financial stability, health and quality of life can all be impacted by the outcome of your case. With this in mind so choosing the right auto accident attorney is imperative.
Another attribute is how long they have been in practice. Our team of Puerto Rico car accident lawyers have been handling motor vehicle accident cases in all of New Jersey for many years. We are an experienced Puerto Rico trial attorneys and are more than willing to take your case to trial if a fair and just settlement cannot be agreed upon.
Puerto Rico No-Fault And Personal Injury Protection Laws
Puerto Rico is a ‘No-Fault’ state in terms of non-commercial auto accidents. According to Puerto Rico Personal Injury Protection (PIP) Laws, PIP pays for an accident victims medical, rehabilitative and living expenses after suffering an injury in a non-commercial vehicle auto accident or motorcycle accident in Puerto Rico. PIP coverage comes into effect no matter who was at-fault in the accident. Puerto Rico has two unique options for how PIP operates in the state: health insurance as the primary medical coverage, and lawsuit restrictions.
Puerto Rico UMUIM Laws
Puerto Rico has underinsured motorist laws in place to compensate auto accident victims who are involved in car accidents with drivers who have inadequate insurance to pay for the resulting damage. Standard underinsured motorist coverage provides a driver with compensation for medical treatment and property repair when the following situations arise:
- 1. A driver who did not have sufficient liability insurance at the time of the accident to cover all related damages
- 2. An at-fault driver who had insurance at the time of the accident, but her insurance agency refuses to provide coverage for any damages
By contrast, Puerto Rico uninsured motorist coverage typically compensates accident victims for medical expenses and loss wages as a result of being injured in a car accident with an uninsured driver. For instance, a motorist suffering injuries due to a hit-and-run accident can file a claim against his own insurance carrier to be compensated for medical related expenses in seeking care to treat his injury. Basically, uninsured motorist coverage is the term used when a driver insures himself against someone who has no insurance coverage at all.
The Cost To Hire Our Puerto Rico Car Accident Lawyers
A very common concern after an accident is what legal fees are associated with an accident claim, how are they paid as well as who pays them. Our Puerto Rico auto accident attorneys handle all accident, injury, premises liability, workers’ compensation and wrongful death cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that there are no legal fees unless we recover for you and your family. Between that and the free consultation there is no reason not to contact us to discuss your claim immediately.
Statute Of Limitations In PR Auto Accident Lawsuits
Puerto Rico law allows up to 2 years to pass before you lose the right to file an auto accident, personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit. The 2 year window begins from the date of accident, injury or death. Do not wait nearly that long as the more time that passes the more difficult it will become to obtain the benefits and compensation you, and your family, are entitled to.
Contact Our Puerto Rico Car Accident Lawyers
Puerto Rico personal injury law allows 2 years from the date of your auto accident to file an auto accident injury lawsuit. If wrongful death was a result of the accident the time frame is also 2 years from date of death to file a lawsuit. However, it is not advisable to wait nearly that long. Contact our San Juan, Puerto Rico car accident lawyers today to discuss your case. You have rights that need to be protected. We offer free consultations and charge no fee unless we recover for you.
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