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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Colorado on

Q: ARE THERE ANY LAW FIRMS THAT OFFER FREE LEGAL HELP FOR A DISABLED VET INJURED IN A REAR END COLLISION IN LARIMER COUNTY?

Brian Michael Bradford answered on May 3, 2019

Good morning! Our law firm offers a free in-person consultation at your home or a neutral location (coffee shop, library, etc) in Fort Collins. Please feel free to reach out at 303-543-1000 or 970-389-8749 to set one up. We focus on personal injury, including rear-end collisions.

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Animal / Dog Law, Civil Rights and Federal Crimes for Colorado on

Q: Can the police illegally enter my home and take my husband's 2 service animals and sell them through the Humane Society?

They are licensed in his name and we were both illegally incarcerated when this was done. The police came in unannounced and attacked my disabled husband with complete disregard for repeated statements about his medical conditions. We were refused medical treatment on video by the officer who... Read more »

Juliet Piccone answered on Jan 29, 2019

This is not the type of question that can be answered without more information. I would highly recommend that you contact an attorney who handles these matters on a regular basis. In general, when a disabled person is incarcerated the police can impound service dogs unless the disabled person's... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Colorado on

Q: Can a county plow truck legally block my right of way access without reasonable effort to mitigate?

Archuleta County plow trucks regularly deposits snow plow tailings into driveways without even trying to mitigate the amount of tailings deposited/stored in right of way access to any property. I believe this is a life safety hazard. Aren't we protect from this action by law?

Peter N. Munsing answered on Jan 23, 2019

Seems they'd be violating their own regulations. However if you live on a country road not too sure if you want to get in a tussle with the folk you want to plough your road.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Small Claims for Colorado on

Q: Truck pulling from stop sign throws up a rock and chips the window of car behind. is first car liable for $$?

I say they were too close to the truck that threw the rock up, when accelerating from a stop sign. The road is a rough highway with gravel everywhere along the sides of the road. Thank you!

Peter N. Munsing answered on Jan 23, 2019

I'm with the car owner, but they have to show you were careless in how you pulled away or didn't have mudflaps etc.

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation, Criminal Law, Gov & Administrative Law and Personal Injury for Colorado on

Q: Can a person be banned from a public space by an informal administrative order?

I have been "banned" from a public library for violating "policies" until I meet certain conditions.

This was decided by a hearing in absentia conducted by the library administration not a hearing officer.

I have been threatened with arrest for trespassing if I set foot in the... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing answered on Jan 23, 2019

Assuming the library owns its building they can decide who to admit. You can contact the Colorado Civil Liberties Union but I don't see that they couldn't, especially if you appeared to violate their rules for conduct or use of materials.

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Car Accidents, Estate Planning and Family Law for Colorado on

Q: Can a relative be given Power of Attorney, to help another relative in a different state.

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?

Robert D. Kreisman answered on Jan 3, 2019

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 »

2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Criminal Law, Personal Injury and Tax Law for Colorado on

Q: How would I go about having a lawyer ready to use in case i every needed one.

D. Mathew Blackburn answered on Nov 24, 2018

It's always better if you can build a professional relationship before the disaster strikes.

My suggestions would be to call them up and talk to them. Sign an agreement. Put down a retainer of an agreed upon amount. If anything happens you have a lawyer retained and they know they'll get...
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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Colorado on

Q: What documents do I need to apply for a fiance visa ?

I'm on a turist visa . I'm from Costa Rica and my boyfriend from USA .is it inappropriate?

Peter N. Munsing answered on Oct 28, 2018

There is no such thing as a fiance visa other than one for those who intend to marry within 90 days. there are a number of other requirements . These days it is very, very difficult.

Here's what the government says:...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Domestic Violence and Federal Crimes for Colorado on

Q: Is it unlawful to tell somebody in by way of publication, I will sqeeze it out of you...

In a online smear campaign this guy says I owe him money and he will sqeeze it out of me and he knows where I live and he will get me. Is this criminal harrassment or criminal threat?

John Kenneth Joyner answered on Oct 27, 2018

If you feel you are being threatened you can contact local law enforcement and let them decide if there is probable cause to charge the person with a crime.

You can also make a copy of the threats and take them down to the courthouse to request a temporary protection order. You can then...
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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Agricultural Law and Car Accidents for Colorado on

Q: I hit a cow on hwy281north at nighttime my car was totalled what is the animals owners liability?

Peter N. Munsing answered on Oct 11, 2018

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.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Personal Injury and Small Claims for Colorado on

Q: If I sell my granddaughter My vehicle on payments. And the title remains in my name.

If she causes a serious accident. Can I be sued ?

Peter N. Munsing answered on Sep 4, 2018

possibly. You'd want insurance because if she lets it drop, has a wreck, as the owner of an uninsured vehicle you can be on the hook for all the damages she causes.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation and Medical Malpractice for Colorado on

Q: If voice recording a doctors visit, does the doctor need to be notified in the state of Colorado to use it in court?

I would like to record my doctor visit, However I fear that if I tell the doctor I am recording he will change his tone and not show how he has been truly treating and talking to me. If I record the visit without notifying the doctor can I use it in court or do I have to notify the dr? My state is... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing answered on Jul 25, 2018

Why not discuss this with your attorney. It does mean that many doctors may shy away from treating you so you'd really need to consider if there are other ways to get the same information.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Colorado on

Q: In Colorado, can someone who loses a civil lawsuit related to a car crash lose their home and retirement savings?

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 »

Peter N. Munsing answered on Jul 25, 2018

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 »

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Personal Injury and Child Custody for Colorado on

Q: If my ex cohabitation has custody of son but third time found guilt of DV assault goes to jail sign custody to new fema

Ive filed motions to modify already, ive been alienated went 18 days not seeing talking to my son after we were all living daily life together my name wasn't on the lease so I had to leave, he brings a new female in home can abuser sign custody to her? Also do I file a divorce or in civil in... Read more »

Stephen J. Plog answered on Apr 26, 2018

He shouldn't be able to just sign custody over to another person. More information is needed and you should consult with a family law attorney to assess if married, your rights, options, etc. If not married any property issues would be civil.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Colorado on

Q: I am disabled, how to apply for pro bono attorney with free of charge?

Applies of SOL 3 years or CRS 13 81 103?

Peter N. Munsing answered on Mar 21, 2018

If you were hurt in a wreck contact a member of the Colorado Justice Assn--they give free consults, will represent you on the basis they only get paid when they get money for you.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Products Liability for Colorado on

Q: Can a company that sells a facial product be held liable for a chemical burn to the eye even if there is a warning?

Warning label state's to keep out of eye and to rinse with water but the product ran into eye and flushing with water did not help which resulted in a severe chemical burn to cornea and injunctive sac.

Peter N. Munsing answered on Mar 8, 2018

Talk to a member of the Colorado Assn for Justice--they give free consults. Argue that it was not of a consistency that you can avoid having it run into your eyes. Check with the FDA and CPSC to see if other complaints.

Above all save the tube/bottle, packaging, receipt. Get follow up...
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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Colorado on

Q: If I have to drive my personal car for a work purpose and I get in an accident is my employer liable for the damages?

I was told by my employer to drive my car to pick up an item from another office due to a wrong item delivered to mine. On my way to pick up the item, I hit a patch of black ice and slid into another car. My work is saying they are not liable for the damage since they don't carry insurance on me.... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing answered on Jan 12, 2018

They are correct, though morally as you were using your car they should at least pay for the deductible. If you were hurt it is a workers compensation injury.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Colorado on

Q: Does CRS 24-4.1-101 Crime Victim Compensation Act apply to a victim who was hit by a vehicle while riding their bicycle.

The vehicle left the scene. Victim hit in Fort Collins, CO. Victim called 911 themselves & taken to ER. Victim has significant injuries and out of work. Police report filed. Thank you.

Peter N. Munsing answered on Dec 4, 2017

Generally yes. Contact a member of the Colo Assn for Justice in the county where the run-down happened. They give free consults.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Colorado on

Q: Can I file a claim against an insurance company after a case is settled in arbritration?

They initially denied liability but I still have outstanding expenses from a car accident. The person who hit me was found 90% negligent after the case went to arbritration. My insurance company declared that I was 0% at fault. I maxed out my medical with my insurance company.

Peter N. Munsing answered on Nov 3, 2017

You either had an attorney or it was inter company arbitration. If you don't have an attorney contact a member of the Colo Assn for Justice--they give free consultations.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Domestic Violence for Colorado on

Q: My wife was convicted of dv against me. I want to sue her. How do I go about This?

She bit me, burned me, beat me, and destroyed 1k in property.

Peter N. Munsing answered on Oct 31, 2017

Contact a divorce/familly law attorney. You want to get out of the entire deal and this is relevant. You have a claim for your injuries and property damage.

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