Puerto Rico Personal Injury Lawyers
Marginal Kennedy, 771 Cll 1, Ste 204
San Juan, PR 00920
Tulane University School of Law and Interamerican University of Puerto Rico School of Law
Mr. Bower earned his B.A. in Criminology from the University of Florida and his law degree from Nova Southeastern University. While pursuing his law degree, Mr. Bower was inducted into The Order of Barristers, which is an honor given only to the top individuals who have excelled in oral advocacy and writing skills.
Prior to becoming an attorney, Mr. Bower worked at the Broward State Attorney's Office, where he further advanced his advocacy and litigation skills. However it...
Madrid Bldg., Suite 301
San Juan, PR 00911
The George Washington University Law School and Interamerican University of Puerto Rico School of Law
Injured in an accident?
When a person is injured, tort law will govern whether that person may be compensated for the injury, the amount of compensation that may be recovered, as well as which parties will be liable for the injury. Tort law, also known as injury law, comes from federal and state codes, as well as judicial opinions from prior cases. The amount of damages a plaintiff to a personal injury action may receive can be determined by statute, or by a judge or jury. Typical recoveries may include compensatory damages (e.g., lost wages, medical bills, etc.) and in particularly egregious situations, punitive damages. In some cases, a plaintiff may recover certain non-economic damages such as pain and suffering, loss of consortium, or loss of enjoyment of life.
Personal injury lawyers help injured people seek compensation from those who have harmed them. Some injury attorneys focus on a specific type of case, such as truck accidents, car accidents, slip-and-fall injuries, medical malpractice or products liability cases. If a person is injured as a result of criminal behavior, it may be appropriate to pursue a personal injury lawsuit in addition to the state's criminal investigation or prosecution.
Many personal injury attorneys offer a free consultation to evaluate your claim.
Negligence: Failure to use care which a reasonable and prudent person would use under similar circumstances.
Joint and several liability: A legal doctrine that makes each of the parties who are responsible for an injury, liable for all the damages awarded in a lawsuit if the other parties responsible cannot pay.
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