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Evan Singer Lipstein

Evan Lipstein’s Answers

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  • Do I need a business lawyer?

    I'm a small construction sub contractor. A month ago my crews did the siding for a general contractor on a new home. The first 2 payments went well. But he is now giving me the run around and is avoiding my calls. I have the invoice and all the te...

    Evan’s Answer

    Filing a mechanics lien is a good way to start protecting your rights. Don't delay contacting an attorney as there are very short time limits for filing a lien. If the GC was paid for your work, then you may also be able to claim three times what you're owed, plus legal fees. But you really need to contact a lawyer right away!

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  • I am curious if I can sue my former employer for unpaid vacation I had accrued?

    My situation is this. I worked for my former employer for several years and had accrued over three hundred hours of vacation. The employer then implemented a change to the vacation policy that stated they would no longer be required to pay out a...

    Evan’s Answer

    Under Colorado law, vacation pay is treated as wages, and the employer must pay you for all of your wages upon the termination of employment. I believe you are entitled to the vacation pay that accrued before the policy change. You may also be entitled to penalties and attorney fees. Don't delay contacting a lawyer about your claim as there are time limits that may apply and reduce your claim.

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  • I have been receiving unemployment since January 2014, filed for disability in January also, would ssa find out

    When approved, unemployment will be stopped, so I will not be collecting both

    Evan’s Answer

    If you applied for both at the same time, you were lying on one or both of the applications. You told unemployment you were able and available to work. You told Social Security you were unable to work at any job. You could lose both benefits for being dishonest.

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  • Looking for guidance on fair settlement amount and timeframe

    My husband and I were rear ended by a semi while stopped at a red light. Our car was pushed about 500 feet. Car is totaled with over $40k damage. We have multiple witnesses who have gven statements confirming what happened and that the semi driver...

    Evan’s Answer

    Having handled a number of commercial trucking accident cases, I can agree with the others: your cases have substantial value, but it is impossible to put a value on them at this time. You need to get in touch with a lawyer with experience in this field. Once you and your husband have reached what we call "maximum medical recovery," then it will be time to try to settle. Don't be in a hurry, because that will only diminish your claims. And don't try to settle your claims without a lawyer. That, too, will be to your disadvantage.

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  • What is the statute of limitations in Colorado for filing a personal injury claim from a car accident?

    I've read both two years and three years so I'm confused. The other driver was at fault so I'm filing a claim against their insurance company to reimburse me for medical expenses and pain and suffering. Thank you.

    Evan’s Answer

    The time period is 3 years in almost cases, as the other attorneys have stated here. BUT, you must file suit within that time. Filing a claim with an insurance company is NOT sufficient.

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  • Should I get an lawyer to help settle my dispute

    I recently got into a hit and run car accident. A person hit my car going 35 while I was dead stopped at the light. My car was seriously damaged and his car was in fire. I felt hurt and was taken to the hospital in the ambulance. He tried to run ...

    Evan’s Answer

    There is no doubt that you need a lawyer in the state where this occurred. The other driver's insurance company is the enemy and will try to pay as little as possible. Your insurance company doesn't really care whether or not you get a good settlement. You should contact a lawyer as soon as possible. Feel free to call me at 303 232-5151 for a free consultation.

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  • Do I have a legal claim against a former employer who is withholding over $55,000 in commissions?

    I was released for violating an ethics policy that did not exist by giving a customer who needed a realtor to sell their existing home my wife's (a realtor of over 20 years) name and number. I in fact disclosed to my employer during my initial int...

    Evan’s Answer

    The answer depends largely on the commission payment policy of the employer. Many such policies make the entitlement to a commission dependent upon whether the commission-producing transaction had closed at the time employment was terminated.

    It also seems that your termination could be wrongful, depending upon where and when you made the referral.

    You need to consult with an attorney experienced in wage and termination matters. Feel free to call me at 303.232.5151.

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  • If I sue this club and it's bouncers would I have a case?

    I was at a club when the bouncers were dragging on of my friends by the neck choking them. Me and a friend asked them to let him stand up and walk him out they refused when we got to the door they then started choking his wife so I stepped in to p...

    Evan’s Answer

    There can be little doubt that you have a claim against the bar and the employees involved. The time limit for a case like yours is short, so you should contact an attorney soon.

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  • I was rear ended on my girlfriends motorcycle while waiting to make a left turn. I was ticketed with driving under revocation.

    Am I at fault even though the driver hit me and totaled the bike. I was taken to the er and there were several witnesses and the driver of the other car admitted " I hit him, I didn't see him" to eye witnesses and the police. I was treated at the ...

    Evan’s Answer

    There is no doubt that the fact that you were driving under revocation has nothing to do with the matter. You definitely have the option of pursuing a claim for personal injury compensation. You should definitely hire an attorney to help you with this. You also should seek medical help as soon as possible. If your pain has gotten worse, you need to go to a doctor. Right now!

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  • Client broke several contracts with us. Is it worth arbitration (stated in contract) or will the arbitrator rule against us?

    Client was sent bill for breaking contracts (contract for each area of service performed) and services preformed outside of scope (100/hr as stated in contract). We were paid a monthly fee and had just informed client that fee needed to be doubled...

    Evan’s Answer

    Any lawyer would need to review the contract. I would need to determine first if the fee for breach of contract is legal and then would need to review the arbitration clause. The arbitrator would be as fair as a judge, if that's your concern. Feel free to call me at 303 232-5151.

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