Colorado Wrongful Death Questions & Answers

Q: Can I get a car manufacturer to immediately repurchase a vehicle for a critical safety defect?

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Car Accidents and Wrongful Death for Colorado on
Answered on Jan 4, 2018
Peter N. Munsing's answer
Generally, no. Contact the center for auto safety to see if there have been similar complaints on that model.

Q: What can I do if my child father took him from me and is now trying to get child support. And he won't let see my son

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody, Wrongful Death and Child Support for Colorado on
Answered on Sep 5, 2017
Stephen J. Plog's answer
You need to file a custody case to get orders in place regarding custody and visitation. If there are already orders in place and he's violating them you need to file a motion with the court to enforce those orders. If there are orders in place but they are vague, you may also need to seek to modify them. You should seek out the services of a family law attorney.

Q: If thc is found in my system after a deadly force encounter, will i be held liable?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Wrongful Death for Colorado on
Answered on Apr 28, 2017
Tristan Kenyon Schultz's answer
Functionally THC is just like alcohol. If an encounter occurs and THC is found in your system it can impact whether the police proceed with criminal charges and you can potentially be sued for civil damages. If the THC level is too high (i.e. making you intoxicated or under the influence) your decision making skills are materially affected and this opens the door to a host of legal problems. I imagine that your employment contract prevents the use of drugs/alcohol (and their effects) during...

Q: My Father died from what I believe was medical negligence. I need to make sense of this.

2 Answers | Asked in Medical Malpractice and Wrongful Death for Colorado on
Answered on Jan 16, 2017
Tristan Kenyon Schultz's answer
If negligence occurred, the doctor and hospital (if the doctor was on staff) are liable. The issue of whether the treatment was negligent is something that is beyond the scope of Justia's Q&A section. You will need to contact a medical malpractice or personal injury lawyer directly. The lawyer will review your cases and will likely need to consult with a medical expert for the expert's advice. Most personal injury lawyers work on a contingent fee basis.

Q: do i have to keep the probate open if all claims have been paid but I am bringing a wrongful death lawsuit?

1 Answer | Asked in Wrongful Death for Colorado on
Answered on Jul 30, 2015
Adam Studnicki's answer
It may depend on the nature of the claims and the plaintiff's and/or statutory beneficiaries in the wrongful death action. Ask the lawyer you are using in your wrongful death case (and/or your probate lawyer).

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