Unfortunately, injuries can happen anywhere at anytime, even when traveling. Over two million people visit Puerto Rico each year to enjoy the island’s warm weather, historical charm, beautiful beaches, natural wonders, and relaxing hotel resorts.1 While no one plans on being injured during a stay in Puerto Rico, the reality is that significant injuries can and do occur.
Indiano & Williams, P.S.C. has been involved in many cases involving serious injuries suffered by visitors to Puerto Rico which were caused by the negligent acts or omissions of hotels, watersports providers, cars, trucks, buses, vans, restaurants or other entities. Often, these types of cases can be brought in the United States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico. This can be advantageous for plaintiffs, as it generally affords them the right to a civil jury trial, proceedings in English, and an orderly adjudication of the merits.
Indiano & Williams, whose two partners have more than 50 combined years of experience before the United States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico, has obtained favorable results in this area of law. These cases involve a wide range of factual scenarios and legal claims including general negligence/tort law, premises liability, maritime law, and products liability.
For instance, Indiano & Williams has represented a hotel guest from Nevada that was injured while dancing at a wedding reception on an unreasonably dangerous wood deck, hotel guests from New York that were injured at the conclusion of their catamaran excursion, a visitor from New York who was injured by a dangerous and faulty ocean hammock, hotel guests injured due to inadequate hotel security, and other litigation involving the negligent use and placement of ocean watersport devices. Indiano & Williams also represented a California man attending a convention in Puerto Rico who was injured on a funicular. The claim alleged a mechanical failure of the funicular.
Unfortunately, the cases involving injuries to visitors are not limited to area hotels. Indiano & Williams has represented Canadian visitors injured at the Luis Munoz Marin International Airport, an airline pilot from Texas injured in an automobile accident on the way to his hotel, a Nevada visitor injured following a cruise-organized horseback riding experience, and foreign visitors to a rental property. Indiano & Williams has previously handled cases involving injuries sustained by visitors at a gas station restroom, a fast food playcenter, and pedestrians crossing the busy streets of San Juan.
While the cases outlined above are factually distinct, they share the same unfortunate reality, i.e. that a visitor to Puerto Rico was injured during their stay. Fortunately, Indiano & Williams has been able to provide its legal services in such cases, seeking to obtain compensation for the serious damages suffered to its clients, each of which began as a visitor to Puerto Rico. To speak with one of Indiano & Williams’ lawyers regarding an injury sustained in Puerto Rico, please contact us today.