Insurance has taken statements from both drivers, has police report and witness statements. Other driver cited for illegal left turn / failing to yield (daughter going straight thru intersection). Insurance has twice stated that other driver at fault/liable. Yet 4 weeks after accident they... Read more »
In most states the law says car damage has to be settled promptly and fairly. Most give 30 days. At 30, file a complaint with the insurance commissioner. If your daughter was hurt she should get treatment and see a member of the Colorado Assn for Justice--they give free consults.
My attorney sent a demand and the insurance company responded with a counter off totaling less than my medical. My lawyer advises that if they don’t comply with my demand to file a suit. My lawyer isn’t sure why they’re not honoring this demand as I had lost wages as well. Should I be... Read more »
I wouldn't be alarmed. But this is something you should really discuss further with your attorney because the basis for you and the carrier reaching a common ground depends on the specific damages and liabilities in your case. Rather than applying formulas based on multiplying medical expenses by a...Read more »
you should get a lawyer, report the claim to your insurance or take care of it. You can't argue about the other person's estimate as you did it. However the leaving the scene charge can be very important, so you need to talk to an attorney about that.
not sure what you want to know about that ticket. If it's weather, you have a duty to drive according to the weather conditions. You can drive at 25 in a 50 zone and still be driving too fast for conditions if there's a whiteout and you rearend someone, or you skid out whenyou would not have if...Read more »
There was ice and snow she slid instead of stopping, I was almost through the intersection when she hit me am I still 70% responsible because of sec 701 CO law. I feel we did not approach “approximately” at the same time.
Tell your company you expect them to stick up for you. That's why you have insurance. But if they want to say it's your fault, you may have to go with their finding because at the end of the day, your goal is to avoid being sued and if you are to have the insurance cover it. You can always...Read more »
Our daughter's boyfriend wrecked and totaled our car. He did not have permission from us but was given permission to drive it by our daughter who although is not an owner is on the insurance policy. Our insurance company has given us a fair valuation of the vehicle, but I feel like the boyfriend... Read more »
This is because of a car-pedestrian accident. The injured party needs to hire a PI lawyer, and he isn't well versed in claims and because of the injury, a family member needs to be able to be the contact to assist the lawyer and make medical decisions. Is the dual state a problem?
The first issue is whether the injured party is of sound mind and memory and/or has the capacity to sign a POA. If the injured person hires an attorney, then that attorney would be empowered by the attorney-client contract in most instances to handle most of the issues you raise excepting the...Read more »
There appeared to be no vehicles coming from behind me in either of the two lanes.
The Pueblo City van immediately hit the driver's door AS I was opening it. It was like he came out of nowhere. No injuries, but I was cited for section 1207 of Colorado State law and fined. The driver of the... Read more »
If there's an intersection or other video that shows it maybe. As things stand no--because the fact it happened almost instantaneously means that in all liklihood you didn't take that last look in the mirror--otherwise you would have seen the car. It's one of those "objects in the mirror are closer...Read more »
I've been successful in getting compensation from the owner's insurance. If you have collision let your company handle it and go after the owner. If you were injured, then contact a member of the Colo. Assn for Justice. They give free consults.
I've been told that your home and retirement savings are protected in the event you lose a civil lawsuit. Is that correct? We have $500,000 per accident coverage in auto insurance and $300,000 coverage in homeowners insurance. I realize that medical bills can be far greater than that in serious... Read more »
First, talk to your agent. Generally, in a wreck, only the driver can be sued. In some states jointly held property can't be gotten if someone were to win. Unless the person is totaled, the plaintiff will settle for less than $500,000 unless they are a 30 year old skilled laborer and have multiple...Read more »
The situation is, we arrived at the job, there was no room for more then one truck to pull onto the property, the house is right on the highway, it's a 2 lane road with NO shoulder, do we park in the lane or do we unsafely pull sideways on a large grade, trucks weigh 58,000 lbs, would that be... Read more »
Find a nearby area where you can pulloff and wait. It'd be ok to wait with flashers on if you were going to offload in a couple of minutes--if you are sitting there longer the law would say, couldn't you sit somewhere else?
I was at fault there was more damage to my car than the other persons. I had no insurance at the time of the accident. This is my first accident, and this will be the first no insurance ticket I will receive. What most likely will happen during court? How long does a driving with no insurance... Read more »
Plead not guilty if you haven't done that. Get pictures of your car if relevant. Get a copy of the police report. figure out where you entered, approximately when you were sidesiped, how far you traveled once you were in the lane (when you say center do you mean it was 3 travel lanes? If not, you...Read more »
I was driving 15 mph in a 35 limit. Very icy roads. Once I started sliding I could not stop and slid off the road, 30 feet downhill into trees. Got a tow and the state patrol helped direct traffic. Afterwords he presented me with a $113.50 ticket for “drove vehicle improperly on mountain... Read more »
The police officer who arrived filled out an accident report where he cited the other driver for careless driving, but no summons was issued. Since no summons was issued was the other driver given an actual citation for careless driving, and if so, what penalty would have that driver suffered?... Read more »
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