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Q: My vehicle has been repossessed and sold all while waiting for a payout from a fully insured ma who crashed into my car

What do I do next

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar 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 »

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Q: Need help with raising price offered in auto insurance claims

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 »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar 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 »

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Q: What can insurance companies exclude from y "totaled car" settlement if I was at fault.

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 »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar 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 »

1 Answer | Asked in Insurance Bad Faith, DUI / DWI, Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Colorado on
Q: I was rear ended by a drunk driver. He never gave his insurance to me or police. Is it legal for me to call/ go see him?

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.

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh 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 »

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Q: I was in a car accident with my boss. He left the scene and returned to the jobsite were we stay.

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

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar 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 »

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Q: I got insurance last month. totaled car. insurance pmt late. They're cancelling me in the middle of my claim. Can they?

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?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar 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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Q: What can happen if I was in a car accident and did not have valid registration and no insurance. But the other driver w
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 10, 2021

A Colorado attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for a week. Your question may not have been completed. Until you're able to have a meaningful consult with a local attorney, in many jurisdictions nationwide, it sometimes means that remedies for pain and suffering are... Read more »

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Q: Had a tbone accident 6 months ago. 32 years of age & just started having lower back pain. Can this be a delayed injry

Only had a ct scan on my head and neck at the time of accident. After my neck and shoulder were rehabilitated then the back pain pain kicked in out of no where.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 16, 2021

A Colorado attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. That's something requiring a medical opinion, based on the mechanics involved in the accident, earlier diagnosis and treatment, your medical history, and a current medical examination. An attorney couldn't... Read more »

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Q: A car made a Uturn at a two way stop. I avoided hitting him turned my wheel hit the curb damaged the front right side.

Police were called, but did not show up to the scene due to the fact that the other car had no damage. Police called me back and informed me just to exchange information with other party and file a claim.

Who is at fault?

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jul 7, 2021

See if the intersection had a camera or if any businesses did and ask them to keep the video and if you can have a copy.

The person pulling the U is at failt.

You have a claim, but easiest thing is if you have collision, run it through your company, let them go after the other...
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2 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy, Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Colorado on
Q: Can personal bankruptcy eliminate the debt for a $20,000 judgement for a traffic crash while driving with no insurance?
Clark Dray
Clark Dray answered on Jul 4, 2021

If you are involved in an auto accident and you don’t have insurance, your driver’s license can be suspended under Colorado’s Motor Vehicle Financial Responsibility Law. In order to have your license reinstated, you’ll need to obtain insurance and get into a payment plan for the damages... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Colorado on
Q: Is there any way I can get someone outside my family who has car insurance to help me get my victims relief payments ?
Brian Michael Bradford
Brian Michael Bradford answered on Jun 1, 2021

When determining which insurance may apply to your particular crash, it is very important to understand the circumstances of how the crash occurred. For example, were you a passenger or the driver? Was the car you were in your car or someone else's? We would be happy to discuss the facts of... Read more »

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Q: My SO was in a accident the other party was at fault he is not the registered owner but they offered a settlement

He said yes to a settlement but after they offered they then deemed my car totaled how can he accept a settlement on MY car without my consent?

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Apr 26, 2021

In order to clear up the confusion, and best protect your rights as a victim, you (and your SO) should contact an accident or injury lawyer in your area to discuss the specifics of your case.

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Q: Can i beat a careless driving ticket in court if i have a video of the accident?

I wasnt tailgating Or even speeding when i ran into the back end of another vehical, and the video shows this .

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Apr 12, 2021

You might be able to do so, however, the fact of the collision does not help your defense. My recommendation is to contact a traffic ticket/criminal defense lawyer in your area, and when you meet with them, bring the video and discuss your options at that time.

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Q: My roommate while i was asleep took my car and it ended up hitting our neighbors home. Cops came cited me i was asleep

I was confused but they cited me and now my public defender tells me if I tell the truth its going to make me look bad. Im stuck with these fines & repair to the house.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Feb 15, 2021

A Colorado attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for a month. At this point, you could reach out to an attorney who handles motor vehicle accidents to look into exactly what happened here in terms of coverage. You mention a public defender, which indicates a criminal action... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI, Real Estate Law, Car Accidents and Wrongful Death for Colorado on
Q: My wages are being garnished due to a criminal/civil lawsuit. If I buy a house, could it be taken from me?

I was convicted of vehicle homicide/DUI in 2008. My friend died and his family sued me for $20 million. My wages are garnished at 25% after taxes.

Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on Jan 19, 2021

You need to talk to a competent attorney about asset protection and exemption rights in whatever State you are going to live in. The exact Deed Grantee will be critical, and you need that lawyer to tell you what to do. Sometimes trusts are useful, but probably not here. The lawyer's... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and DUI / DWI for Colorado on
Q: Do I need a lawyer for first time DUI and Leaving the scene of accident?

I tied to qualify for public defender however, my pay would not allow it. I had my first appearance on the 29th. All the judge did was ask if I had an attorney, and since I did not he rescheduled my date to March. Why did it get rescheduled? Is he implying that I should get a lawyer?

Sean Maye
Sean Maye answered on Jan 4, 2021

You absolutely need a lawyer. DUIs, let alone those involving injury/accident, are very complicated. Call an attorney like myself for a free consultation at least.

As for your court dates, yes the Court is implying you need lawyer. Typically, if you don't have a lawyer when in Court...
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Q: I was given a summons for careless driving. There was injury to a person and myself.

Was coming to a red light and was going to push my brake pedal and my foot slipped and I pressed the gas. What should I do?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Nov 19, 2020

A Colorado attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for almost a week and you need to take action immediately, as time is of the essence in two respects. You could repost under Traffic Tickets, because an attorney who handles those could advise you on your options with traffic... Read more »

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Q: At which point when backing out of a parking space are you considered taking the lane?

I was reversing out of a parking stall and was almost entirely out of the stall when a car, perviously out of sight, and I collided. It was ruled I was at fault as he had right of way

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Nov 16, 2020

A Colorado attorney could answer best, but your question remains open for two weeks. As a GENERAL matter in virtually all jurisdictions nationwide, vehicles proceeding in the main roadway have right of way over vehicles attempting to enter the normal flow of traffic. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Colorado on
Q: An insurance company is denying a legitimate claim.

If I have to involve a lawyer, can the company be held responsible for fees?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Nov 15, 2020

A Colorado attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. Recovery for attorney fees could depend on jurisdictional rules and the type of insurance involved. As a GENERAL matter throughout the nation, if the denied claim involves bodily injury, attorney fees are typically... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Insurance Defense and Libel & Slander for Colorado on
Q: Person moved but still continue s to use old address as proof of address
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 15, 2020

A Colorado attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for a month. If it was done close to the time of moving, it could have been an oversight. At any rate, correcting it could help avoid future headaches. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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