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... Read more »
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... Read 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... Read more »
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
Hit another vehicle but no one was injured.
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... Read 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... Read more »
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... Read more »
Would hiring a defense attorney save me money and my assets?
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... Read 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... Read more »
answered on Dec 28, 2022
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... Read 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... Read more »
answered on Dec 16, 2022
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... Read more »
answered on Nov 27, 2022
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... Read 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... Read more »
answered on Nov 16, 2022
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... Read more »
I obtained the police record which states reckless driving.
but am not sure what my next steps are. I have the responsible person's information. Do I send certified letter?? I am not sure he has insurance, etc. I want the responsible party to fix the damages caused.
answered on Oct 7, 2022
While a certified letter may get the job done you may need to take legal action. I would recommend calling an attorney.
Unfortunately, if the person neither has insurance nor any money they may be judgment-proof. In other words, they may have nothing to give you which may leave you holding... Read more »
answered on Sep 22, 2022
I would think that would depend on your contract and if they can link the damage to your use of the car. If the rat was already living in the car when you took it, is it really your problem? Depending on the amount, it may be worth talking to an attorney.
Please be aware that any answer is... Read more »
The accident was not major but she is claiming injuries and lost wages. Her insurance company is also listed as a defendant. I am having a hard time finding a lawyer to help me. How do I answer this summons without admitting to such a huge settlement?
answered on Aug 23, 2022
A Colorado attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. When you say, "at fault with no insurance and left scene... ," it looks like that could be you?
If that's you (since you mention her listing her insurance company), try to arrange a... Read more »
Is it legal to hold my vehicle for evidence not tell me about it while I'm in the hospital an yes there was an accident do
answered on Jul 11, 2022
A Colorado attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. From the first part of your question, it isn't fully clear if you mean "charge" as in payment for storage, but in the second part of your question, you mention the car being held as evidence. That... Read more »
Police where busy ,told us to exchange information, unaware about insurance at the time. Don't know what to do?
answered on Jun 6, 2022
A Colorado attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for four weeks. There are a number of issues to unpack here, so it could be difficult for an attorney to outline everything important without knowing details about the accident. The short answer is that it could be difficult to... Read more »
What do I do next
answered on Apr 13, 2022
A Colorado attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. Based on the limited information in the description, an attorney would need to sort out what happened here - insurance issue, property damage adjustment issue, payment issue, liability issue in accident, etc. If... Read more »
My car was rear-ended in an accident and responsible party's insurance have accepted all the liability. However, the price offered to cover my losses are not enough based on the existing market.
Almost all the lawyers I've heard specializes in accident injury claims, can someone... Read more »
answered on Apr 9, 2022
A Colorado attorney could answer best, but your question remains open for two weeks. If this involves a repair, you could request a revisit of the property damage appraiser to the shop to review their labor and parts estimates with the collision techs. Carriers will sometimes revisit their figures... Read more »
I live in Colorado and had an accident where I was at fault. The car was towed to a repair shop, they provided insurance a quote, insurance approved the work and the repair shop completed the mechanical portion of the work. During the body portion of the work they found additional issues that... Read more »
answered on Apr 7, 2022
A Colorado attorney could advise best, since a good portion of insurance practices are governed by state regulations, but your question remains open for two weeks. In general nationwide, property damage adjustors usually offset their total loss figures by salvage value, depending on whether the... Read more »
The police report we were given has his name, phone number, address, and the information for the owner of the car (his mom.) It seems like the only way to ask him for his insurance is to call, send a letter, or go to his house. I wasn't sure if any of those options are ok to do.
answered on Mar 29, 2022
Especially if you are injured, but in general, accident/injury lawyers will provide you a free initial consultation and I recommend that you contact a few and take us up on it. You will obtain a better understanding of the process and perhaps get a better idea on how to proceed ----and perhaps... Read more »
I've told him numerous times I need to get medical attention and he ignores me or says okay but it's been almost a week. What do I do
answered on Feb 8, 2022
A Colorado attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. I'm sorry you were injured. It sounds like you may have been injured in the course of your employment. If that's the case, you could reach out to a workers' comp attorney. You could search for one on... Read more »
My payment is late. I will be able to pay on my payday (in 5 days). They said it will be cancelled on Jan 4.. Can they cancel me before finishing my claim?
answered on Jan 11, 2022
A Colorado attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for four weeks. As a general matter nationwide, the issue is generally whether the policy was in effect at the time of the accident, barring any special conditions stipulated by the carrier. Carriers can extend grace periods to... Read more »
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