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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Colorado on
Q: My daughter had a slip and fall accident in Colorado but lives in Florida. Can she retain an attorney in Florida ?
Michael Joseph Larranaga
Michael Joseph Larranaga PRO label
answered on Feb 1, 2023

It depends. Determining where a case must be brought, can be brought, and who can practice in front of those courts is a question of law. Therefore, you need to talk to an attorney, maybe in both states.

That being said, here are a few comments to aid in your search for an attorney....
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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Colorado on
Q: If I hired a personal injury lawyer after an accident in which I was injured, what if my lawyer isn't doing his job?

I was in the right of way and the other party was determined at-fault and ticketed by the police. I was injured and accrued hospital bills $$$ and my car was totaled. The other party's insurance co. insists that they are only 80% liable and hold that I should be liable for 20% of the damages... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jan 23, 2023

A Colorado attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. As a general rule nationwide, clients can dismiss an attorney (and vice versa, for the most part.) It's possible (subject to a state's rules) that an outgoing attorney could assert a lien on the case for... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Colorado on
Q: Medical Bills LIEN Question after car accident.

Recently my lawyer got a settlement offer from the other insurance. 1/3 goes to him as we agreed on. And he also said that he will have to pay on my behalf 1/3 in medical bills for all of the visits I went with his network of providers. I thought that the amount was very high and asked him to... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Dec 16, 2022

A Colorado attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. You could look into how the fees were computed. Nationwide, when medical providers bill for treatment, they could apply certain fee schedules, whether no-fault, workers' comp, health insurance company's... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Elder Law, Estate Planning and Personal Injury for Colorado on
Q: I have a serious case of elder abuse, robbery, theft, financial exploitation. Plus inheritance stolen...??.... Contingen

What do I do? No one seems to want to help me. Will was redone misspelling my father's name. This was done 3 months before he died at 82 with a brain tumor 3 other forms of cancer with radiation treatments. Found out there was a reverse mortgage put on the house for $1,140,600. On October 20,... Read more »

Nelson Patrick Boyle
Nelson Patrick Boyle
answered on Dec 1, 2022

You need to call an attorney to protect your rights. Attorneys in Burg Simpson’s commercial litigation department may be able to help. Additionally, attorneys who litigate probate cases involving estate planning/wills/trusts may be able to help. Bottom line: you should call an attorney.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation for Colorado on
Q: I have accident I fold down from roof and I don't have any insurance with me so my question is if I can make claim

So I want to know if I can make claim at the insurance of the house

Nelson Patrick Boyle
Nelson Patrick Boyle
answered on Dec 1, 2022

If you were working for someone else or on someone else’s property, you may have a claim. If you were injured on the job, you should probably call a worker’s compensation lawyer. If you not working when you were injured, for instance, if you were helping a friend with their roof, you should... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Personal Injury and Municipal Law for Colorado on
Q: Yellow water, has a bad smell and when taking a shower causes stinging. Is this normal for colorado springs water?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Oct 20, 2022

A Colorado attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. It doesn't sound normal. Shower water isn't supposed to sting. There are law firms that handle toxic tort matters (these are cases that deal with exposure to toxic or hazardous substances). But the first... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Colorado on
Q: At fault with no insurance and left the scene of the accident. Almost 3 years later she is suing me for over $100,000.

The accident was not major but she is claiming injuries and lost wages. Her insurance company is also listed as a defendant. I am having a hard time finding a lawyer to help me. How do I answer this summons without admitting to such a huge settlement?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Aug 23, 2022

A Colorado attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. When you say, "at fault with no insurance and left scene... ," it looks like that could be you?

If that's you (since you mention her listing her insurance company), try to arrange a...
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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Colorado on
Q: I was injured in an accident.. apparently my fault. No other party involved. I swerved to miss an oncoming vehicle.

This is not. DUI case. Do you take this kind of case

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jul 2, 2022

A Colorado attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. From the description, it isn't clear if you are contemplating a UM (uninsured motorist) claim, based on the unavailability of the other vehicle. One option is to reach out to local attorneys. This is only a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Litigation and Landlord - Tenant for Colorado on
Q: I was illegally kicked out of my apartment and would like to sue for being made homeless. What kind of attorney do I nee

I was initially evicted, but worked with another lawyer to get the eviction removed. I still had to leave my apartment with only a days notice and have since been homeless. I would like to sue them, but I am having difficulty finding what type of lawyer I need to find to help me.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on May 19, 2022

A Colorado attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. I'm sorry this happened to you. You ask what type of lawyer you need. Out of the categories you chose, landlord-tenant is probably the best place to start. Personal injury attorneys aren't likely to have... 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 »

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

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law and Personal Injury for Colorado on
Q: Can u sue a company for prohibiting medical care for a work place injury?

My son was involved in an accident at work where he gashed his forehead that required internal stitches and 10 more on outside to close. His company told him he could not get medical treatment until he signed some paper,not sure what was on it,and it took them over an hour to get him to... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Dec 21, 2021

A Colorado attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for a week. I'm very sorry for your son's injury and the ordeal it caused your family. As a starting point, you could reach out to attorneys to look into what justified that type of delay. In terms of applicable law -... Read more »

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

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Colorado on
Q: My dad passed away in 2006. He did not have any money. There was no estate. Can I sue on his behalf for a tort?

The statute of limitations has not expired for a personal injury lawsuit against another party. I would like to file a lawsuit on his behalf. How do I represent him. Do I go to probate court to become the executor of his estate?

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

I'm not a Colorado attorney but the statute of limitations for any claim of his would appear to be long gone. Even a contract claim has a six year statute of limitations.

Check with a Colorado attorney as to the statute of limitations for whatever claim you have in mind, but before...
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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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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Insurance Defense for Colorado on
Q: I need medical insurance advice

Hurt my back working out at the gym. I have insurance through my job. I got some testing done which includes imaging. I got a preauthorization and met my deductible, payed all bills. Two years later.. I get medical bills that hit my credit, then bills equating to $13,000 which my far surpasses my... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jun 4, 2021

A Colorado attorney should advise, since the matter could involve state-specific laws, but your post remains open for five weeks. If you reached out to attorneys to discuss, they may want to review the file in its entirety, including authorizations, bills, denials, etc. and trying to identify where... Read more »

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
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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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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Colorado on
Q: My water heater in my appartment was leaking and created a lot of bad mold, got me sick. Do I have grounds for sueing?

The flood unit is coming by tomorrow to assess. I asked if it was safe, they said no, not ideal. No offers to put me up in a hotel or another apartment. I've been sick for well over a month with extensive lung and throat damage. No idea on how long it has been leaking but there was no water... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Mar 24, 2021

A Colorado attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. As a general matter nationwide, mold cases can be difficult and some law firms do not like to handle them. The injuries and damages tend to be less clear cut than in other forms of injury cases. In terms of your... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Colorado on
Q: Can the statute of limitations be extended in a situation where you are not aware that the drug caused your illness

Until a later date?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Mar 3, 2021

A Colorado attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. As a GENERAL matter nationwide, what you are describing is known as the "Discovery Rule." In jurisdictions where it is applied, the statute of limitations could sometimes be extended where the patient did... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Education Law and Personal Injury for Colorado on
Q: would a public school be responsibility if teacher and staff knew a student was being bullied and the victim got hurt

school was aware of a group of students that have harassed , and physically the grandmother pepper sprayed my daughter as well as my self .

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Mar 1, 2021

A Colorado attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. As a general premise, you could be confronted with the argument that no one has control over what individuals do off school property if that is where it happened. Anti-bullying polices have evolved in recent... Read more »

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