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  • I have been followed around in walmart store and store managers checking me out with my purchhases. I don't steal and have

    spent hundreds of dollars in store. I am scared of what they think i am guillty of. I have not broken any law I want to confront the store is that wise to do?

    Nelson’s Answer

    I changed your legal practice area on this question to civil rights, because you are asking a question about your right to free speech. You are free to speak up for yourself. But not to do so in a way that violates the rights of others. Also, you will be on private property, so they do have the right to ask you to leave.
    If you have done nothing wrong and want to confront them, ask for a manager. Be forthright, but not mad. You have a right to ask questions, but not to be abusive. (I'm not saying you would be, but these types of conversations can often lead to yelling matches and they will be trained how to handle it, while you may not have had that type of training.) But you could consider shopping elsewhere, if they do not respect you.
    (Please note that this is very general advice since we have no lawyer-client relationship, we have not spoken, and I don't know all of the facts.)

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  • Discrimination question

    So I know u can get fired for any kind of bs reason. I just got fired for needing to goto a funeral. My question is my boss was always calling me fuzz nuts or duffes ect when I was employed there. The bosses son works there to as a foremen at 22 ...

    Nelson’s Answer

    These issues are very fact-intensive and require careful analysis. You should ask an experienced employment law attorney to review your case. Diane Smith, a shareholder at Burg Simpson with more than 20 years of employment law experience would be an excellent choice.

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  • Is insurance company required to pay medical payments coverage from two auto policies?

    I have separate policies for my motorcycle and car and have medical payments coverage on both. I was involved in an accident. Is the insurance company required to pay the $5,000 from both policies?

    Nelson’s Answer

    Without reading the policy and seeing the premium billing, it's impossible to give a definite answer. The answer will depend on whether you've paid two premiums and what your policy says. If you have a personal injury lawyer, they will be able to help. If not, and you were not at fault, you might consider calling a personal injury lawyer for a free consultation.

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  • What if I agree to the terms of the TPO except the distance stated included library, stores, post office, restaurants etc. ?

    How is that reasonable in a rural area? can the judge decrease the distance? and can we negotioate with representation that 1st hearing on minor things so it ends there? why cant I just accept this and not have it on my record? I already been doi...

    Nelson’s Answer

    First, you should consider hiring a lawyer who represents clients in criminal defense and cases involving TROs. The Colorado Criminal Defense Bar www.ccdb.org can point you in the right direction. Local bar associations often have resources, too.

    Second, from what you stated, you may be able to explain the hardship to the judge and get the TRO altered to allow access to basic services, like stores, post office, and library. Depending on what the TRO says, you will still have to be mindful that if the protected person is at the store, post office, etc., you probably will have to leave and return later. The judge should answer your questions on this, but a local lawyer who can represent you in court will be worth the investment.

    Third, of course, when you address the Court, say "your honor," never say, "look, judge," and use respectful language like please and thank you. Genuine courteousness can go a long way in every interpersonal situation.

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  • I was in an rear end accident in April. Progressive is offering a settlement. Is it reasonable?

    The other driver was on the phone and hit me from behind on I-25. The police officer estimated she was doing 50mph, I was doing 5 or 10. Both cars totaled. She was cited for the accident. I blacked out, broke the seat and headrest. Went to emerge...

    Nelson’s Answer

    You should call a lawyer. Most personl injury lawyers, like our team at Burg Simpson, will give you a free consultation. From your description of the crash, It sounds like some potentially serious injuries. They often offer small settlements for a full release in order to aviod paying much more down the road. The fact that you reached out to this forum indicates you already know you should talk to a lawyer. But it's not possible to give complete advice without having much more information.

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  • House burnt down in 2012 High Park fire, Colorado. Dwelling paid out right away 2012 with the knowledge that we were relocating.

    Forest fire was June 2012. They paid us dwelling $ in Nov 2012 and said personally property was different. So we started working on that. We bought a house in Feb of 2013. Our final date to turn in personal property was June 25th of 2014. In Feb ...

    Nelson’s Answer

    You should definitely speak to a lawyer. Thomas Henderson, a shareholder at Burg Simpson, represents forest fire victims in disputes against insurance companies. He should be able to help you sort through this issue and litigate if necessary.

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  • If the rating on Avvo for the two attorney I'm looking are ranked 6.5 , how do I determine which is the best lawyer?

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    Nelson’s Answer

    Ratings are not always reliable. Meet an attorney and talk about your legal problems.
    Have you ever stayed at a hotel that had four stars and thought it was over-rated? What about one with 3 stars, under-rated? The fact is, a rating is a tool like any other to help you out, but you cannot trust something so arbitrary when you have specific needs. Say you need a divorce lawyer, a personal injury lawyer with a 10 rating probably would not be able to help. On top of that, the ratings favor lawyers who respond to questions and who fill out their bio on a ratings web page. In the end, you are better off finding some lawyers to call, and telling them your story, while asking them how they can help and whether they have handled similar legal problems for other clients. If so, what results?
    Ask lots of questions. Good luck. And happy Independence Day!

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  • If my eight year old daughter was hurt in a car accident and I get her settlement money can creditors go after that money?

    I was in an abusive relationship three years ago that really messed up my credit, and now I am being hounded by the creditors that want their money, and rightfully so. However, I am unemployed at this time and can not pay them. There is a court or...

    Nelson’s Answer

    You need to work with your lawyer to protect this money. A lawyer in an injury case should know how to handle these issues and will help you maximize the value of the claim. Without more information, it's impossible to provide a detailed answer. If you are unrepresented, and you have not tried to contact any lawyers, you should. Most personal injury lawyers will provide a free consultation and answer some questions and explain what they can do to help you out.

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  • Is a person responsible for a contract if they were not told they were signing one?

    I am a booth renter at a salon here in Colorado springs we just switched credit card machine companies. our salon owner talked to a sales agent was told that it would be the same set up that we currently have but lower costs all around. She opted ...

    Nelson’s Answer

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    To get to the bottom of this, you may need to talk to an attorney face-to-face. Find a local small-office lawyer who will assist you. It might cost a few dollars to resolve, but before these $100 charges continue to add up, spending some money to resolve the problem probably makes some sense.

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  • How do I go about getting ssi?

    About 2years ago I was hit by a car now I can hardly walk and have chronic pain. I can't stand or walk to long or even sitting hurts how can I prove I'm going through all of this. My doc did xrays and found nothing I've even tryed physical therapy...

    Nelson’s Answer

    You will likely need an attorney for this. From what I've been told, it can be difficult and time-consuming. Having a lawyer to help you and guide you through the process may make the difference between success and failure, although nobody can guarantee success.
    Attorney Steven Earl in our office represents people in SSI claims. If you have not already retained a lawyer, you should give him a call.

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