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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Colorado on
Q: Who's fault is it if a bicyclist is hit going against traffic on the sidewalk at high speeds crossing a enrtyway?

I just hit (bumped) a bicyclist who was crossing the entry way going against traffic downhill at high speeds. He popped out in front of my car before I even knew he was there. He was fine, a scraped knee, no bike damage and was just about to head home after I checked on him, until a busy body... Read more »

Samuel Ventola
Samuel Ventola answered on Sep 14, 2017

I sympathize with you because you wouldn't normally be looking for somebody coming against traffic and at a high rate of speed on the sidewalk. I'd say the bicyclist was at least part at fault, but that doesn't mean somebody couldn't conclude you were also at fault. I'm not expert on traffic... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Banking, Contracts and Estate Planning for Colorado on
Q: My aunt died back in January and left me a substantial amount of money in her estate. How do I get the money?

My aunt left me the money specifically for college but I don't want to go. My mother is her head of estate and I am 18 but she doesn't agree with my choice of not pursuing college so it causes conflict. My mom won't tell me much and she threatens that if I don't go to college then she will split my... Read more »

Samuel Ventola
Samuel Ventola answered on Sep 14, 2017

It all depends on the language of your aunt's will. You should probably have an attorney review it and if you have rights to write a letter for you or submit a claim if necessary.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Juvenile Law for Colorado on
Q: Can I leave home at 16 without parents permission? I have a steady job and a child and aswell as a car.

Moving into apartment

Samuel Ventola
Samuel Ventola answered on Sep 14, 2017

No, not unless you become emancipated.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Libel & Slander, Sexual Harassment and Contracts for Colorado on
Q: If a sugar daddy begins only agreeing to pay if sexual acts are administered, can you sue?
Samuel Ventola
Samuel Ventola answered on Aug 16, 2016

This is actually a civil law issue, rather than criminal. You can only sue a "sugar daddy" for "payment" if you have an enforceable contract. The contract need not necessarily be in writing, but it might be difficult to prove that there was an oral contract like this. The contract also cannot be... Read more »

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