Cedaredge, CO asked in Criminal Law and Personal Injury for Colorado

Q: my stepfather sold me a car that he knew would expose me to ethylene glycol vapor and he lied and hid it from me

he knew it would be dangerous and lied to me about the car only for me to be poisoned and im the one paying the price with my life. he was aware of the potential dangers and lied and hid them using deception to sell the car to me is this somerthing i should be taking legal action with he knew what could happen and did that exactly he avoids all interaction or involvement

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Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Little Neck, NY

A: A Colorado attorney could answer best, but your question remains open for three weeks. The cost of investigating the matter in terms of an expert examining the vehicle, conducting depositions or other fact-finding, etc. could exceed the cost of repairing the vehicle. If you consulted with a Colorado attorney, they might be able to help you make a decision. One option is to have a mechanic diagnose the source of the ethylene glycol vapors - it's possible there could any number of reasons for the condition - ordinary wear and tear, failure of a hose, etc. It's an individual decision. Good luck

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