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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Criminal Law for Colorado on
Q: I was assaulted by 2 individuals in a retail store in Greeley CO. What are my rights?

I would rather talk to a lawyer about the details.

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Brian Michael Bradford answered on Feb 12, 2020

I am sorry to hear about what happened to you. First, we always suggest contacting the police so that criminal charges can be pursued. From a civil liability standpoint, a lawyer would need to know more facts about how the assault happened to make any determination about a civil claim.

2 Answers | Asked in Insurance Bad Faith for Colorado on
Q: Does a hospital have a legitimate lien if their claim was rejected by my health insurance because they waited too long?

I was treated in an emergency room for injuries from an accident that was the fault of the other driver. I provided my health insurance card at the time of my treatment. 3 months after treatment, the hospital made a claim against my auto insurance medpay, but after ~$2K of payment to the hospital... Read more »

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Brian Michael Bradford answered on Dec 17, 2019

This is a common problem we see with hospitals in Colorado. Hospitals prefer billing Med Pay because they receive more than if only health insurance was used. A problem arises, as in your case, where there is a remaining balance after Med Pay has been received. Fortunately, Colorado recently has... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Colorado on
Q: Can I go to the er before an actual claim is filed?

I fell on the job due to negligence of a third party. I informed my boss immediately. He is asking me to wait until Monday to do anything about us. My tailbone and hips are excruciating. I can’t walk very well and going from standing to sitting and vice versa hurts so bad that I don’t want to.... Read more »

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Brian Michael Bradford answered on Nov 4, 2019

As a matter of practice, we always think that our clients should prioritize their medical treatment. Sometimes this means going against the wishes of a boss, or even a spouse, but at the end of the day, your health is paramount. Moreover, getting medical treatment sooner rather than later can... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Colorado on
Q: I am reading CO Rev Statute 10-4-609 (UM/UIM) as my Insurance Co cannot "offset" what the at vault party's Insurance Co.

has paid in settlement. Am I correct? ie, At fault drivers insurance policy paid full amount of coverage $100,000.00. My future medical cost will be greater than that.

Thank you both for quick responses. So here is my scenario.

At fault party's insurance has paid policy max of... Read more »

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Brian Michael Bradford answered on Sep 3, 2019

You are correct in that Colorado law does not permit a UM/UIM insurer to offset what it owes to its insured by what has been paid by the liability carrier. I encourage you to visit our website page on UM/UIM coverage here: https://www.cookinjurylaw.com/uninsured-underinsured-motorist.html for some... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Colorado on
Q: Injury in Jail

My son was injured in jail resulting in the loss of his eye due to the negligence of the staff there , his pd, and the hospital. Who is the lawyer in the state of Colorado who will take this case. I was told there is only 1 lawyer and he is out of Denver. Can anyone help us in filing a case. Noone... Read more »

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Brian Michael Bradford answered on Aug 3, 2019

Depending on the facts of your case, there may be an exception to the Colorado Governmental Immunity Act that applies and would you allow to successfully bring a claim. There are also many lawyers who may take your case if they believe there is a chance of success based on the law and the facts.... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Colorado on
Q: ARE THERE ANY LAW FIRMS THAT OFFER FREE LEGAL HELP FOR A DISABLED VET INJURED IN A REAR END COLLISION IN LARIMER COUNTY?
Brian Michael Bradford
Brian Michael Bradford answered on May 3, 2019

Good morning! Our law firm offers a free in-person consultation at your home or a neutral location (coffee shop, library, etc) in Fort Collins. Please feel free to reach out at 303-543-1000 or 970-389-8749 to set one up. We focus on personal injury, including rear-end collisions.

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Criminal Law for Colorado on
Q: I was in an accident in CO in 2018 from hitting a patch of ice. The officer gave me a ticket for careless driving.

I called several times to find out how much the ticket would cost and was told there wasn't a record on file under my name. I not only totaled my truck but also broke my neck. Moving back to CO, I received a ticket for speeding and was arrested for 1) not paying my ticket and 2) failing to appear... Read more »

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Brian Michael Bradford answered on Apr 10, 2019

Whether you should pay a ticket/fine or fight it, is a matter of personal preference taking into account factors like risk, cost, time, etc. Whether you have a case worth fighting depends on the facts of your situation, and the pros/cons and strengths/weaknesses of your options cannot be... Read more »

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