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Richard John Dehncke

Denver Car / Auto Accident Lawyer.

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  1. My son was sitting at a computer when a boy came up behind him and shot him point blank in the head with an air rifle.

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Richard John Dehncke
    2. Grant David Van Der Jagt
    3. Antoinette Ruth Appel
    4. Nathaniel C Fick Jr
    5. Matthew A. Dolman
    6. ···
    7 lawyer answers

    I am so sorry to hear about this injury. Let me offer some thoughts for your consideration. First of all, you will need an attorney licensed in Colorado whose practice focuses on serious personal injury and brain injuries. There are unusual considerations which apply under Colorado law to such an injury, time limits within which to bring a claim, and serious issues of insurance coverages. The District Attorney has the exclusive jurisdiction to proceed with criminal charges, but you need...

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  2. Auot accident defendant

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Stephen Clark Harkess
    2. Richard John Dehncke
    3. Andrew Daniel Myers
    3 lawyer answers

    You are quite right to be concerned with you potential exposure to punitive damages, which will most likely not be covered by your liability insurance. You should consult an attorney unrelated to your insurer who can review the entire situation with you and provide you independant advice. You also have some significant exposure on the criminal charges, and I certainly hope you have retained qualified counsel to assist you on that matter.

  3. I was a passenger in a car owned by my mother and was hurt when she hit a rut in the the road. and hit a guard rail.

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Richard John Dehncke
    2. Boris Zinovjevic Gorbis
    2 lawyer answers

    Your question doesn't really ask for specific advice, but I suspect you are wondering if you have a claim for some benefits under your Mother's policy. If you are a resident relative of your Mother's home, and she has a normal Colorado policy including Medical Payments coverage, you would be entitled to benefits for medical treatment related to this accident up to the limit of her coverage. I would suggest that you or she contact her agent and verify that she has medical payment coverage on...

  4. What is the penalty for careless driving resulting in death and 2 counts of careless driving resulting in injuries?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Richard John Dehncke
    2. Christian K. Lassen II
    2 lawyer answers

    What happens in the Criminal Case will be ultimately up to the District Attorney in deciding what charges to bring against the at fault driver, and then sentencing will be up to the Judge if the driver is convicted or pleads to the charges. The family of the victims will be consulted throughout the process by the Victim's Assistence people at the DA's office. The victims's families have the right to bring Civil Actions against the at fault driver for damages arising from injuries and wrongful...

  5. Does the owner of a vehicle have any liability if an unlicensed and uninsured driver has an accident while driving their car?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Stephen Clark Harkess
    2. Richard John Dehncke
    3. Grant David Van Der Jagt
    4. Nima Taradji
    4 lawyer answers

    If the vehicle owner has insurance on the vehicle it may very well cover the damages arising from the accident. Policies differ on this coverage, but if the damages are significant you may want to contact a qualified attorney.

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