Am I liable if he shoots someone by accident? He is "mostly" blind. We have tried to take them away, but it is on his person. We took several away and had the long conversation about why it is a bad idea, but he insists he must have it for safety. My wife and I manage his care and will... Read more »
A Colorado elder law attorney could probably answer your question better than a personal injury attorney. You could reach out to one and discuss your role in the person's life. In addition to your liability which you ask about, you could discuss other serious issues here. If he is "mostly...Read more »
Things are getting bad financially. She's seen quite a few MDs and therapists. She gets some relief but in a few days is back to very bad pain. The only job she studied for and worked for 25 + years is dental hygiene amd working in that position now is impossible due to her pain. We retained... Read more »
MMI is more of a worker's comp term rather than personal injury. As stated above, it is not required. However, your wife's settlement with the third party insurance company is a lump sum payment. So typically it's best to wait until treatment is finished so that the attorney and her...Read more »
A Colorado attorney could answer best, but your question remains open for a week. What you describe is part of the "tort reform" measures applied to medical malpractice cases across the nation, with each jurisdiction applying its own particular guidelines. As a GENERAL measure across the...Read more »
This is really something that only a Colorado attorney could advise on. But your question remains open for a month. Here on Justia are some resources on Colorado law for property damage claims practices that anyone could find on the Internet -...Read more »
So my sister is 17 and we’ve been fighting a lot. I’m 20 and she tells me if I get into a physical altercation with her she’ll press charges. We live in the same house but the address on my ID is different. Can I get into trouble for physically fighting with her? I also have a daughter so if... Read more »
It could depend on the circumstances. If you consulted with a workers' comp attorney, they would be in the best position to evaluate your situation. There are certain types of injuries not covered, and a WC attorney would have better insight into this than personal injury attorneys. It's...Read more »
It depends. Before I answer that, there are some things you should do.
If you are physically attacked: First, get to a safe place. Second, call the police don't resort to "self-help" by escalating the situation or retaliating. Third, if your "boss" is not your HR...Read more »
Potentially. Criminal assault occurs when a person knowingly or recklessly causes bodily injury to another person. Bodily injury is defined as physical pain, illness, or any impairment of physical or mental condition. More likely though, this is a noise violation - either Disorderly Conduct...Read more »
Of course the matter should have been reported and recorded in the medical record. Get a copy and expect a call from Risk Management. Beware of quick settlements if there is possible long term disability and even future surgery. Settlements are final. You have 6 months to file a formal claim if a...Read more »
similar incidences precede this one with violent behavior from this student. She was also pushing my son to the ground and he was telling her not to throw ice, as he was getting up she wound her hand back to throw some more and sliced him in the face by his mouth. considering the other students... Read more »
You might have a situation where the school did not provide adequate supervision. You could contact a Colorado attorney to discuss the matter in further detail and look into the school's practices for supervising groups of children during recesses and other recreational periods. I hope your...Read more »
I’m 15 years old I haven’t been going to school for a year now and I also haven’t been living with parents for a year.i have chosen to leave my home because of some Physical abuse and negligence I am currently not going to school because my parents didn’t want to enroll because of family... Read more »
I'm sorry for the difficult position you are in. But this probably isn't something that lawyers in the Personal Injury section would be experienced in. You might have better chances of getting meaningful input if you reposted your question under Family Law, Juvenile Law, Education Law,...Read more »
I am sorry to hear about what happened to you. First, we always suggest contacting the police so that criminal charges can be pursued. From a civil liability standpoint, a lawyer would need to know more facts about how the assault happened to make any determination about a civil claim.
There is a section on this Question & Answer Board for Sexual Harassment. You could contact one of the Colorado lawyers who practice in that area (see the Find a Lawyer tab above to the left), or you could contact a lawyer you find through your own independent search to discuss the matter. You...Read more »
It sounds like you were sued and served with papers? You really need to get your insurance involved. If you received suit papers and you don't have insurance you need to make sure you don't get a default by filing an Answer and entering your appearance "pro se." Check with the...Read more »
I woke up and I hear meowing coming from somewhere, and I thought it was my cat. It was actually another person's cat that was outside my front door. I didn't know this because it had no collar and I hadn't seen it before. Over the next couple of hours the cat stayed out there. I had... Read more »
You could search for one on this site (under Find-a-Lawyer above), conduct your own independent searches, or contact the Colorado Bar Association. In terms of your urgency, the more information you are able to readily provide about the disposition of the case when you call prospective attorneys,...Read more »
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