Talking Tort with Colorado Commissioner Doug Dean

February 9, 2004

  • March 30, 2004 at 2:19 am
    J Poprter says:
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    I’d like to know where to get help for the person whom works their fanny off and chooses not to live on welfare or raise their family on it and on their way to work ,jobs that are thankless and their are no insurance benifts offered**( THEIR VECHILE)*** their legs, gets hit by a at fault driver
    with insurance,but now the new law has no guide lines for them….Now they deserve to loose everything until the at fault insurance company can determine a $$$ amount for this and what the recovery period will be,and it was just a limb,not a car???

    I could really use the answer for this!!

    Who pays while they recover from the injury their home,electric,food,water,helps them get around,food for their pets…Did we not leave a HUGE void in those GOOD people??????

    The at fault driver can even plea down from this???

    Help me out here PLEASE!!!

  • May 17, 2004 at 5:59 am
    gail says:
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    I have two comments- one i agree wtih
    Dorothy Butcher- Insurance companies
    should not dictate to retailers what prices are to be paid. I am in the auto glass business and have issues with all networks and ins companies who tell me they will allow $39 labor
    on a mercedes or porche, and the windshield or other part is 64% off nags list price and $20 for glue. Well,
    for $39 labor you will get a rookie for that price on a $49,000 car! Also they will get the cheap glue, and the glass is riduculous since my cost to purchase is at 70% off nags- little room for profit. Plus i have to wait 45 days for payment!! Then they expect
    unlimited warranty on top of everything-
    this will put all businesses out of business!!!

  • October 25, 2004 at 8:19 am
    doc kirk says:
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    As a Chiropractor, I view the change from a no-fault to a tort system has only one purpose:

    Insurance companies and lawyers pocket more money while injured people are denied proper medical care.

    This is just another slick move by Big Business. There is NO healthcare system in this country. It is a “money-care system”.
    …doc kirk

  • September 27, 2007 at 11:35 am
    Sue Horaz says:
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    I HAVE A QUESTION. WHERE IS IT WRITTEN THAT IN THE STATE OF COLORADO, THE DRIVER OF THE VEHICLE, IS DRIVING UNDER THE INSURANCE OF THAT VEHICLE. EVEN IF HE HAS JUST BORROWED THE VEHICLE.
    OUR VEHICLE WAS LENT TO A 17 YEAR OLD DRIVER ,BY A 17 YEAR OLD DRIVER(NOT THE OWNER ,THE PARENT WAS THE OWNER)THIS DRIVER TOTALED THE VEHICLE, OUR INSURANCE (LIABILITY ONLY) COVER THE DAMAGES THIS DRIVER DID TO OTHER PROPERTY,BUT THE DRIVERS INSURANCE WILL NOT COVER THE VEHICLES DAMAGE AS THEY SAID IT IS NOT THERE PROBLEM.
    IF THE DRIVER FOLLOWS THE VEHICLE AND THE VEHICLE ONLY HAS LIABILTY,WHY ISN’T THE DRIVERS INSURANCE LIABLE FOR THE DAMAGES TO THE VEHICLE HE WRECKED . THE DRIVER ALSO RECIEVED A TICKET AND STATED IT WAS HIS FAULT. THERE IS SOMETHING VERY WRONG WITH THIS LOGIC.THE AT FAULT DRIVER GETS AWAY WITH BAD DRIVING AND AN INSURANCE COMPANY THAT LETS HIM .
    I HAVE LOOKED EVERYWHERE TRYING TO FIND WHERE THIS LAW IS WRITTEN ND HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO FIND IT.MAYBE YOU CAN HELP ME. I ALSO WOULD LIKE TO KNOW HOW WELL KNOWN THIS (LAW) IS IN THIS STATE OR DO YOU NEED TO BE IN THE AUTO INSURANCE BUSINESS TO KNOW THESE THING.
    I THINK THIS INFORMATION SHOULD BE BROUGHT TO THE ATTENTION OF THE GENERAL PUBLIC SO THAT IT DOES NOT TAKE OTHER BY SURPRISE WHEN IT HAPPENS TO THEM AND THEY HAVE THERE VEHICLE TOTALED AND THERE TRANSPORTATION GONE.
    THE INSURANCE COMPANY FOR THE DRIVER SAID THIS HAPPENS MANY MANY TIMES AND SORRY WE CAN’T HELP YOU. SO PLEASE CAN YOU DIRECT ME TO THE WEB SITE WHERE THIS LAW IS WRITTEN.
    THANKYOU



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