You cannot tell who caused the crash by the extent of the property damage. And you cannot tell fault by what you describe. The question is who should have seen the other. It may have been your fault. Your insurance company will sort it out.
A Colorado attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. I'm sorry about your son's accident. I hope everyone is okay. It looks like you are seeking an attorney. In addition to your own searches, you could use the "Find a Lawyer" tab above or the...View More
A Colorado attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. I'm sorry about your accident. I hope you're both okay. It's difficult for any attorney to offer input without knowing more details about the accident in terms of liability and injuries. If you feel the...View More
I did not accept it my insurance (gieco) will not step in because i had liability on my truck and now since sending the estimate they are taking away my rental car which helps me get to work so how do i go forward with better estimate amd resolving this so im not the one getting punished for the... View More
A Colorado attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for four weeks. Rental allowances generally run for very short periods of time. One option is to see if the property damage adjuster will consider any additional information from the collision techs that support a higher figure....View More
Delivered a rolloff and backed into a commercial fence. My insurance won't pay for it. The quote they gave is outrageous. The quotes we received are responsible. We feel like they are taking advantage of the situation. What would be the best route to go, knowing our insurance will not cover this.
A Colorado attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. If your insurance won't pay for the damage because of a difference in opinion as to the cost of repairs, ask them to consider the lower quotes you obtained (you may have already done that at this point). If...View More
I was at a stop sign, there was snow so I was leaning forward to see any cars. As I went to go, I saw a pedestrian crossing. I immediately hit the brakes and she put her hands forward on the truck to stop herself. She walked off and I drove back around to see if she was ok but she was gone.
A Colorado attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. It sounds like the truck was the vehicle you were driving. It does not seem like there were any injuries, only sticking hands out to brace oneself. It would have been better to ask the person if they were okay, but...View More
I stopped at a stop sign. Looked both ways and drive through an intersection with the right of way. When I started going through the intersection, there were no cars. As I proceeded through the intersection 90% through the first lane I was hit by a car I presume to be speeding or distracted. A... View More
Your first court date is typically just an arraignment date in which you enter a plea of not guilty, no contest or guilty. They will then give you a court date for your trial. If you would like to go forward with your trial, I would suggest you request that the court issue a subpoena for the...View More
I was in a car accident just before I was scheduled to start a new job. The insurance adjuster for the at-fault party is saying they do not owe lost wages due to it not resulting in job loss. Is this accurate?
It depends. Yes, those are often recoverable damages. The goal of personal injury law is to make the injured party "whole." In many if not most situations, that includes lost wages. But the particular facts of each case or claim require attention. You may want to call an attorney to...View More
the insurance company has offered and said the only amount they can agree to is the policy limit. my pain and suffering, income loss, and medical bills exceed this amount. I know that the at-fault has his spouse on his car insurance so i am wondering if i can go after her policy or if its not... View More
The answer is probably no. But you should consult with a lawyer about this. Lawyers who represent people who are hurt in car crashes should try to locate all available insurance. And, depending on the unique facts of your case, there's a possibility that you have a chance to recover from a...View More
I was rear ended on 12/18/2019 and received an unlawful lane usage and no insurance ticket when in fact I used my signal before I changed lanes and the other driver wasn’t paying attention because he hit me way long after I put my signal on and switched lanes and had to have my vehicle towed home... View More
A Colorado attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. I'm sorry about your accident. I hope you and your children are okay. That's a considerable amount of time that elapsed. Only a local attorney could advise about statute of limitations issues, which are...View More
Vehicle A braked hard and swerved to miss skis laying in the lane (Vehicle B is behind V-A, sees the ski also and begins braking with sufficient time to stop). V-A clears the skis and starts to continue on the comes to a complete stop in lane. No Emergency flashers or other form of signaling. (V-B... View More
A Colorado attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. The vehicle in the rear is primarily seen as being liable in rear-end settings. However, there a number of factors here that could warrant a closer examination. Try to arrange a free, initial consult with a local...View More
Was at a stop light and the car behind me was rear-ended causing them to hit me. The driver who caused the accident got a dui, had no insurance and the owner of the vehicle's insurance had some ammendment excluding her from liability because he wasn't supposed to drive the vehicle. A... View More
A Colorado attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. One option is to check with your insurance carrier to review the scope of your policy's underinsured/uninsured motorist coverage. Good luck
More information is needed, however if it's a garden variety careless operation citation, you should not be facing any jail time. That said, any moving traffic citation (which careless operation is), can impact your insurance rates and thus, your pocket book monthly, for a few years so I...View More
I was in the right of way and the other party was determined at-fault and ticketed by the police. I was injured and accrued hospital bills $$$ and my car was totaled. The other party's insurance co. insists that they are only 80% liable and hold that I should be liable for 20% of the damages... View More
A Colorado attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. As a general rule nationwide, clients can dismiss an attorney (and vice versa, for the most part.) It's possible (subject to a state's rules) that an outgoing attorney could assert a lien on the case for...View More
If sued, your insurance company has an obligation to defend you and will hire a lawyer to represent you. That said, your posts discuss a situation of insufficient insurance available thereby leaving you open to an excess judgment. As such---if this is truly a concern of yours, then I recommend...View More
Hi my name is Mary and I am a resource navigator I have a client who needs a lawyer but I am unsure what kind of lawyer to help her find. She is 19 and used to drive an ambulance, while driving she was in an accident she just was served stating she and the ambulance company is being sued. What... View More
A Colorado attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. It sounds like your friend needs an insurance defense attorney. Occupants of the other vehicle are apparently making a claim for bodily injury or property damage, or both. She should make a copy of the papers she...View More
Recently my lawyer got a settlement offer from the other insurance. 1/3 goes to him as we agreed on. And he also said that he will have to pay on my behalf 1/3 in medical bills for all of the visits I went with his network of providers. I thought that the amount was very high and asked him to... View More
A Colorado attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. You could look into how the fees were computed. Nationwide, when medical providers bill for treatment, they could apply certain fee schedules, whether no-fault, workers' comp, health insurance company's...View More
A Colorado attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. I'm sorry about your accident. Your options could depend on the provisions of your insurance policy. You could check with your carrier or your insurance broker about the scope of coverage under your UM...View More
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... View More
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...View More
Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.
The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.
Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.