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Q: I was tboned while making a left turn. The car sped through a red light and hit me, I was given the citation. What to do

The report says the light was yellow although when he sped through it was red all other cars were at a complete stop when he went flying as I was turning left/west he was going south. His passenger was joking that he is always speeding, this was his new Corvette and probably showing off how fast he... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Nov 16, 2022

A Colorado attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. And if there is evidence of a fleeting nature, such as camera footage, it would need to be gathered without further delay. Does the police report list any witnesses whose statements could corroborate your position? If... Read more »

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Q: Someone recklessly drove into my rental home, barging through the fence, damaged the property.

I obtained the police record which states reckless driving.

but am not sure what my next steps are. I have the responsible person's information. Do I send certified letter?? I am not sure he has insurance, etc. I want the responsible party to fix the damages caused.

Michael Joseph Larranaga
Michael Joseph Larranaga PRO label
answered on Oct 7, 2022

While a certified letter may get the job done you may need to take legal action. I would recommend calling an attorney.

Unfortunately, if the person neither has insurance nor any money they may be judgment-proof. In other words, they may have nothing to give you which may leave you holding...
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Q: Rented a car in Colorado rodent chewed wires and they want to charge me for it. can they do that?
Michael Joseph Larranaga
Michael Joseph Larranaga PRO label
answered on Sep 22, 2022

I would think that would depend on your contract and if they can link the damage to your use of the car. If the rat was already living in the car when you took it, is it really your problem? Depending on the amount, it may be worth talking to an attorney.

Please be aware that any answer is...
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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Colorado on
Q: At fault with no insurance and left the scene of the accident. Almost 3 years later she is suing me for over $100,000.

The accident was not major but she is claiming injuries and lost wages. Her insurance company is also listed as a defendant. I am having a hard time finding a lawyer to help me. How do I answer this summons without admitting to such a huge settlement?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Aug 23, 2022

A Colorado attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. When you say, "at fault with no insurance and left scene... ," it looks like that could be you?

If that's you (since you mention her listing her insurance company), try to arrange a...
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Q: Is it legal to charge me for my car if I was in the hospital yes accident was involved I was never tickets

Is it legal to hold my vehicle for evidence not tell me about it while I'm in the hospital an yes there was an accident do

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jul 11, 2022

A Colorado attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. From the first part of your question, it isn't fully clear if you mean "charge" as in payment for storage, but in the second part of your question, you mention the car being held as evidence. That... Read more »

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Q: Had car accident, exchanged information, both believed the the other was wrong, my insurance had lapsed. What do I do?

Police where busy ,told us to exchange information, unaware about insurance at the time. Don't know what to do?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jun 6, 2022

A Colorado attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for four weeks. There are a number of issues to unpack here, so it could be difficult for an attorney to outline everything important without knowing details about the accident. The short answer is that it could be difficult to... Read more »

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Q: My vehicle has been repossessed and sold all while waiting for a payout from a fully insured ma who crashed into my car

What do I do next

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Apr 13, 2022

A Colorado attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. Based on the limited information in the description, an attorney would need to sort out what happened here - insurance issue, property damage adjustment issue, payment issue, liability issue in accident, etc. If... Read more »

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Q: Need help with raising price offered in auto insurance claims

My car was rear-ended in an accident and responsible party's insurance have accepted all the liability. However, the price offered to cover my losses are not enough based on the existing market.

Almost all the lawyers I've heard specializes in accident injury claims, can someone... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Apr 9, 2022

A Colorado attorney could answer best, but your question remains open for two weeks. If this involves a repair, you could request a revisit of the property damage appraiser to the shop to review their labor and parts estimates with the collision techs. Carriers will sometimes revisit their figures... Read more »

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Q: What can insurance companies exclude from y "totaled car" settlement if I was at fault.

I live in Colorado and had an accident where I was at fault. The car was towed to a repair shop, they provided insurance a quote, insurance approved the work and the repair shop completed the mechanical portion of the work. During the body portion of the work they found additional issues that... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Apr 7, 2022

A Colorado attorney could advise best, since a good portion of insurance practices are governed by state regulations, but your question remains open for two weeks. In general nationwide, property damage adjustors usually offset their total loss figures by salvage value, depending on whether the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Insurance Bad Faith, DUI / DWI, Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Colorado on
Q: I was rear ended by a drunk driver. He never gave his insurance to me or police. Is it legal for me to call/ go see him?

The police report we were given has his name, phone number, address, and the information for the owner of the car (his mom.) It seems like the only way to ask him for his insurance is to call, send a letter, or go to his house. I wasn't sure if any of those options are ok to do.

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Mar 29, 2022

Especially if you are injured, but in general, accident/injury lawyers will provide you a free initial consultation and I recommend that you contact a few and take us up on it. You will obtain a better understanding of the process and perhaps get a better idea on how to proceed ----and perhaps... Read more »

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Q: I was in a car accident with my boss. He left the scene and returned to the jobsite were we stay.

I've told him numerous times I need to get medical attention and he ignores me or says okay but it's been almost a week. What do I do

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Feb 8, 2022

A Colorado attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. I'm sorry you were injured. It sounds like you may have been injured in the course of your employment. If that's the case, you could reach out to a workers' comp attorney. You could search for one on... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Car Accidents and Insurance Defense for Colorado on
Q: I got insurance last month. totaled car. insurance pmt late. They're cancelling me in the middle of my claim. Can they?

My payment is late. I will be able to pay on my payday (in 5 days). They said it will be cancelled on Jan 4.. Can they cancel me before finishing my claim?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jan 11, 2022

A Colorado attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for four weeks. As a general matter nationwide, the issue is generally whether the policy was in effect at the time of the accident, barring any special conditions stipulated by the carrier. Carriers can extend grace periods to... Read more »

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Q: What can happen if I was in a car accident and did not have valid registration and no insurance. But the other driver w
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Oct 10, 2021

A Colorado attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for a week. Your question may not have been completed. Until you're able to have a meaningful consult with a local attorney, in many jurisdictions nationwide, it sometimes means that remedies for pain and suffering are... Read more »

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Q: Had a tbone accident 6 months ago. 32 years of age & just started having lower back pain. Can this be a delayed injry

Only had a ct scan on my head and neck at the time of accident. After my neck and shoulder were rehabilitated then the back pain pain kicked in out of no where.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Sep 16, 2021

A Colorado attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. That's something requiring a medical opinion, based on the mechanics involved in the accident, earlier diagnosis and treatment, your medical history, and a current medical examination. An attorney couldn't... Read more »

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Q: A car made a Uturn at a two way stop. I avoided hitting him turned my wheel hit the curb damaged the front right side.

Police were called, but did not show up to the scene due to the fact that the other car had no damage. Police called me back and informed me just to exchange information with other party and file a claim.

Who is at fault?

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Jul 7, 2021

See if the intersection had a camera or if any businesses did and ask them to keep the video and if you can have a copy.

The person pulling the U is at failt.

You have a claim, but easiest thing is if you have collision, run it through your company, let them go after the other...
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2 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy, Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Colorado on
Q: Can personal bankruptcy eliminate the debt for a $20,000 judgement for a traffic crash while driving with no insurance?
Clark Dray
Clark Dray
answered on Jul 4, 2021

If you are involved in an auto accident and you don’t have insurance, your driver’s license can be suspended under Colorado’s Motor Vehicle Financial Responsibility Law. In order to have your license reinstated, you’ll need to obtain insurance and get into a payment plan for the damages... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Colorado on
Q: Is there any way I can get someone outside my family who has car insurance to help me get my victims relief payments ?
Brian Michael Bradford
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Brian Michael Bradford
answered on Jun 1, 2021

When determining which insurance may apply to your particular crash, it is very important to understand the circumstances of how the crash occurred. For example, were you a passenger or the driver? Was the car you were in your car or someone else's? We would be happy to discuss the facts of... Read more »

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Q: My SO was in a accident the other party was at fault he is not the registered owner but they offered a settlement

He said yes to a settlement but after they offered they then deemed my car totaled how can he accept a settlement on MY car without my consent?

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Apr 26, 2021

In order to clear up the confusion, and best protect your rights as a victim, you (and your SO) should contact an accident or injury lawyer in your area to discuss the specifics of your case.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Colorado on
Q: Can i beat a careless driving ticket in court if i have a video of the accident?

I wasnt tailgating Or even speeding when i ran into the back end of another vehical, and the video shows this .

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Apr 12, 2021

You might be able to do so, however, the fact of the collision does not help your defense. My recommendation is to contact a traffic ticket/criminal defense lawyer in your area, and when you meet with them, bring the video and discuss your options at that time.

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Q: My roommate while i was asleep took my car and it ended up hitting our neighbors home. Cops came cited me i was asleep

I was confused but they cited me and now my public defender tells me if I tell the truth its going to make me look bad. Im stuck with these fines & repair to the house.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Feb 15, 2021

A Colorado attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for a month. At this point, you could reach out to an attorney who handles motor vehicle accidents to look into exactly what happened here in terms of coverage. You mention a public defender, which indicates a criminal action... Read more »

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