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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Insurance Defense for Colorado on
Q: I was in a roll over accident not remembering if it was my fault or if I was driving or someone else woke up 8 hrs later

I was in the dirt the last message was at 930 they issues a ticket but was dropped but the insurance company did nothing even just liability I explained that but still nothing was 4 years ago broke my femur pelvis 2 spots 5 vertebrae collapsed my lung and split my spleen I don't remember what... View More

Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on Apr 1, 2024

There are methods to determine fault in car crash including the retention of an expert accident reconstructionist.

An experienced personal injury attorney can evaluate the information you do have to determine potential next steps.

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Insurance Defense for Colorado on
Q: if a volunteer is called and dispatched from his home and has a vehicle accident enroute whose insurance is responsible.

dispatched on medical emergency and hit 2 horses on road leaving home lives in howard,colo

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Apr 2, 2024

A Colorado attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. I hope the volunteer and the horses are okay. It could depend on the policies, in terms of what they cover and what they exclude. Good luck

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Criminal Law and Small Claims for Colorado on
Q: My vehicle was stolen, crashed and then returned the next day. Am I entitled to a rental car?

The driver is an unlicensed teen. I did not press charges which means I cannot really go through insurance without affecting my rates. I am allowing the driver to pay the repair out of pocket so as not to create a criminal record. They are agreeing to pay the repairs but refusing to pay for loss of... View More

Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on Nov 30, 2023

Yes. Loss of use is a valid damage recoverable from an at-fault driver.

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Colorado on
Q: My husband was recently rear ended where he was the lead car at a stop light and a driver under the influence rear ended

The car behind him sending that vehicle into his car. The offending vehicle is owned and insured by a company. Their insurance has admitted liability but stated to us the policy would not cover the entire accident. We are in Thornton Colorado. We were told by their insurance company we should... View More

Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on Oct 27, 2023

The offending vehicle's insurance will probably cover your property damage but there may not be enough insurance for all injuries. They should pay your deductible. If injured, get a personal injury attorney to deal with both insurance companies.

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2 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Car Accidents for Colorado on
Q: Does the police notify insurance right after a motercycle wreck
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answered on Oct 20, 2023

In Colorado, it's typically not the police's responsibility to notify insurance companies immediately after a motorcycle accident. Instead, it's up to the involved parties, particularly the motorcycle rider, to report the accident to their respective insurance providers. After... View More

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3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Criminal Law and Personal Injury for Colorado on
Q: Who is at fault? And how is parking lot accidents disputed?

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Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on Sep 6, 2023

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.

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Colorado on
Q: My 15.5 year old was in a car accident, was cited a ticket. Would need 2 Lawyer for navigate insurance and traffic ticke

My teenage son was the driver would I need to hire 2 attorneys, 1 to navigate insurance help and one for traffic ticket. The other driver did not admit to speeding or being distracted.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Sep 4, 2023

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

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Colorado on
Q: I was in valves in a accident and I have been made a offer that seems off to me they offered 3000

Offered same for daughter who did not go in ambulance

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Aug 30, 2023

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

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Colorado on
Q: Was in a accident not at fault was rear ended totaled my truck and their insurance (state farm) gave me a low estimate

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

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Aug 10, 2023

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

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Civil Litigation and Civil Rights for Colorado on
Q: What are my options. Do we have to pay this outrageous price out of pocket to repair such a small accident?

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.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jul 15, 2023

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

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Colorado on
Q: I almost hit a pedestrian, are there repercussions?

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.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Apr 30, 2023

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

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Colorado on
Q: I was in a car accident. Received a traffic violation ticket with 4 points and a mandatory court date.

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

Joseph A. Interiano
Joseph A. Interiano
answered on Apr 12, 2023

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

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Personal Injury and Employment Law for Colorado on
Q: If a new job is delayed due to an accident can I receive lost wages?

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?

Nelson Patrick Boyle
Nelson Patrick Boyle
answered on Apr 3, 2023

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

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Colorado on
Q: can i sue the spouse of the at fault driver if the accident exceeds the policy limit?

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

Nelson Patrick Boyle
Nelson Patrick Boyle
answered on Apr 3, 2023

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

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Colorado on
Q: I was rear ended on 12/18/2019 and received an unlawful lane usage and no insurance ticket when in fact

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

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Apr 2, 2023

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

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Colorado on
Q: is it legal to stop in the left lane of an interstate highway if there is no reason causing an accident {no Injury?)

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

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Mar 11, 2023

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

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI and Car Accidents for Colorado on
Q: I got rear-ended by a driver who had no insurance, injuries but no insurance. Can I get any help?

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

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Feb 21, 2023

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

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Colorado on
Q: Careless driving fine with a date to appear in court. First ever offense will there be jail time?

Hit another vehicle but no one was injured.

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Jan 26, 2023

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

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Colorado on
Q: If I hired a personal injury lawyer after an accident in which I was injured, what if my lawyer isn't doing his job?

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

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jan 23, 2023

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

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Colorado on
Q: I was partially or mostly at fault in a car accident. My insurance covers $100k but the plaintiff wants $750k. Would hir

Would hiring a defense attorney save me money and my assets?

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Jan 10, 2023

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

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