Alejandro Rafael Lopez’s Answers

Alejandro Rafael Lopez

Orlando Family Law Attorney.

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  1. When a person files a claim for pain & suffering after an accident. How much can he be compensated for and how is it determined?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Alejandro Rafael Lopez
    2. Jeff Tomberg
    3. Jason M. Melton
    4. Robert Alan Zimmerman
    5. Alexander J Perkins
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    It cannot just be for pain and suffering. You must have physical injuries which can be proven as a result of the accident. Also, the at fault party must not have enough assets to cover your damages and/or not have insurance. The compensation is determined according to your amount of damages: 1. Past medical bills uncovered by your personal injury protection insurance and/or the at fault party's insurance (how much are they?), 2. Past wage loss not covered by your personal injury...

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  2. What to do if I have personal injury claim over a car accident?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Alejandro Rafael Lopez
    2. Jeffrey Alan Adelman
    3. David Irving Shiner
    4. David John Glatthorn
    5. Lars A. Lundeen
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    Your case may be what the lawyers call a "dollar one claim". If the accident was not your fault, and the car's driver has automobile insurance, you may be able to file a claim against the car driver's insurance. You may not want to do this on your own, but obtain a lawyer to do it for you. Take photographs of your injuries, keep all your medical bills, take photos of the accident scene, and keep copies of your medical records, doctors' addresses, phone numbers, etc. If you loss wages because of...

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  3. Is there a statute of limitations on when a person can file a suit for a procedure which was done in a hospital?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Alejandro Rafael Lopez
    2. John Elliott Leighton
    3. Julie S Luhrsen
    4. Christian K. Lassen II
    5. Jason Eric Neufeld
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    Yes there is. In Florida is 2 years from the date that the incident giving rise to the suit took place OR 2 years from the date the problem was discovered. BUT in no event more than 4 years. It is important that you contact a lawyer of your choice as soon as possible. These suits are very complicated and there are many legal "landmines" to clear. Alejandro R. Lopez, Esq. Law Office of Alejandro R. Lopez, P.A. 4465 Edgewater Dr., Suite A Orlando, Fla. 32804 (407) 649-1404 E-mail:...

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  4. Paying creditors of a Florida intestate estate

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Alejandro Rafael Lopez
    2. Joseph Franklin Pippen Jr.
    3. Adam Troy Rauman
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    Probate law in Florida is complex. There are different times set for different things to take place. For instance, if a probate estate is opened 2 years after the death of the person, all creditors' rights and lawsuits against the estate are barred forever. Also, there is a document called a "Notice to Creditors". This notice is also published in a newspaper. Creditors then have 90 days to file claims against the estate for the debts (called Statement of Claims form). Even if it takes a long...

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  5. Dog bite.

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Alejandro Rafael Lopez
    2. Daniel Marc Berman
    3. Timothy C Martin
    4. Bryant Edwin Esquenazi
    5. Randy William Ferguson
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    This may sound crazy...but if the dog's owner had homeowner's insurance, there may be a possibility that the owner's homeowner's insurance may have to pay for your damages, medical bills, etc. You may want to contact a lawyer of your choice to process the claim. To prevent future incidents, however, the only way is that sometimes animal control euthanizes (kills) the dog. If you decide to put a claim and the owner has homeowner's insurance, make sure you take photographs of your stitches,...

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  6. WHAT CAN I DO TO STAY IN THE U.S.

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Kyndra L. Mulder
    2. Neil Ian Fleischer
    3. Luis Alberto Guerra
    4. Daniel Warren Thomann
    5. Alejandro Rafael Lopez
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    The federal government is working on a "waiver" (o perdón) under a form number I-601, where, if you can prove hardship to you and your family, you can remain in the U.S. and not have to leave for Mexico while the government analyzes your waiver. IF the waiver is granted, though, you will have to come out, go to the U.S. consulate in Mexico, get your proper entry documents and come back to the U.S. The difference is that before you had to come out for a very long period of time and now, once...

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  7. After being separated for 17 years, does this mean that a couple can be considered legally divorce?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Alejandro Rafael Lopez
    2. Robert Ricci
    3. Todd Frederick Newman
    4. Michael Patrick O'Shea
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    Unfortunately, in Florida, separation for certain amount of time does not provide an automatic divorce. Either one (the husband or the wife) must file a petition for dissolution of marriage and process it to the end to obtain a final judgment of dissolution of marriage from the Court (the divorce). It is true what you say. His wife right now has rights as his heir and/or possible beneficiary. Under Florida law, even if your dad has a Last Will and Testament, his wife can ask for what is called...

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  8. Can immigration deny US Citizenship if someone did not apply for theselective services?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Alejandro Rafael Lopez
    2. Karen-Lee Pollak
    3. Robert West
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    All permanent residents between the age of 18 and 26 must register for the selective service. Because of the age you had when you became a legal resident it seems you will not have an issue. If you still believe that rule of 18 to 26 applies to you, you may want to wait until you are 32 years old to apply for citizenship, to allow at least 5 years to elapse since age 26 to cure the problem. Alejandro R. Lopez, Esq. Law Office of Alejandro R. Lopez, P.A. 4465 Edgewater Dr., Suite A...

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  9. How to stop a 17 year old be send back to cuba?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Alejandro Rafael Lopez
    2. Jason Todd Lorenzon
    3. Kevin Lawrence Dixler
    4. Shannon Blanchard
    5. Ekaette Patty-Anne Eddings
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    Being a Cuban myself, and having arrived to the U.S. at age 16 as a refugee, I find it disgusting that a father will do that to his son. There is no future in Cuba. It is sad to see someone trying to do that. It would be interesting to see how he will be able to force a 17 year old inside a plane. But going to the question: In Florida, the age of emancipation is 18. So, if the child is able somehow to delay his father's stupid actions until he turns 18, then his father will have no control...

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  10. How much does it cost to hire a lawyer to represent me in court?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Alejandro Rafael Lopez
    2. Juna Madray Pulayya
    3. Summer Rae Goldman
    4. Joanna Marie Mitchell
    4 lawyer answers

    Difficult situation....As you know, if your temporary injunction was granted, you should have by now a hearing date, time and place, which is 15 days from the date you received your copy of the temporary injunction. If you feel uncomfortable going to court on your own, have three consultations with three attorneys of your choice. Make sure to ask the attorneys about their experience in such cases, about the procedures, how to present evidence and what evidence to present, etc. Then, compare...

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