Ciancio Ciancio Brown, P.C. is a team of lawyers committed to personalized service for every case. When insurance companies prioritize profits over your protection, you need a skilled, experienced Westminster motorcycle accident attorney on your side. Call or contact our Westminster office today for a free consultation so we can get started on a plan for compensation for the damages you’ve suffered.
Why Do I Need a Westminster Motorcycle Accident Attorney?
Motorcycle accidents can have catastrophic consequences for physical and financial well-being. If you’ve had an accident, you might have significant property damage, physical injuries, financial losses, and lost wages from missed work days. Don’t try to take on powerful insurance companies on your own.
You need a Westminster motorcycle accident attorney like those at Ciancio Ciancio Brown, P.C. Our attorneys have a passionate desire to help motorcycle accident victims take back their lives by gaining the maximum financial compensation for their injuries. Our team can help in the following ways:
Explain your rights and keep you informed through every step of the legal process
Determining the monetary value of your injuries and property damage
Develop a winning strategy to secure full financial compensation for your injury
Conduct an exhaustive investigation of your accident to determine liability
Ensure all paperwork is diligently executed and filed in a timely manner
Draft a compelling demand letter to the insurance company of the at-fault party
Aggressively defend your interests during negotiations for a settlement
Defend your rights in court if necessary to secure the maximum award for your damages
Our dedicated personal injury attorneys have over 100 years of combined experience in litigating for our clients, including motorcycle injury victims. Let us do the work on your behalf while you focus on recovering from your injuries.
What Damages Can I Recover in a Westminster Motorcycle Accident Claim?
Even if you wore your helmet and rigidly adhered to all traffic laws, the open design of a motorcycle can lead to significant harm in the event of an accident. After a motorcycle accident, you may find medical bills piling up when you’re busy focusing on getting well. When someone else was at-fault for the accident, you shouldn’t be responsible for dealing with the immense physical and financial repercussions alone. A successful accident claim can gain you the following in compensation for your economic damages:
Medical expenses and future medical expenses
Lost wages and future lost earnings for any ongoing medical treatment
While other damages may be less tangible and easy to calculate, physical and emotional harm from a motorcycle accident also causes significant damage that deserves recompense. While a monetary settlement or award can’t undo the harm, it can help alleviate financial concerns so you can focus on your recovery. Non-economic damages compensations include:
Pain and suffering
Loss of quality of life in the event of a severe disability or impairment
How Long Do I Have to File a Claim?
Colorado’s statute of limitations for filing an accident claim is 3 years from the date of the accident. The sooner you file your claim the easier it is to collect evidence and witness statements while they’re fresh and reliable.
Proving Liability in a Motorcycle Accident Case
Bikers aren’t perfect, but the majority of motorcycle accidents occur because a driver didn’t take reasonable measures to prevent harm. In some cases, the at-fault party could be a defective equipment manufacturer or a road maintenance agency, but negligent drivers make up the majority of motorcycle accident cases.
According to Colorado’s liability laws, the accident victim has the responsibility to prove liability on the part of the party at fault by demonstrating the following points:
The party at fault had a duty of care to keep others safe on the road, including motorcyclists, by following traffic laws and avoiding distractions, or by maintaining safe roads and functioning traffic signals
That they breached this duty through an act of negligence or recklessness
That the breach directly caused your accident and injuries
That you’ve suffered real damages due to the injuries you sustained in the accident
The Westminster motorcycle accident lawyers at Ciancio Ciancio Brown, P.C. have resources and decades of investigative skills to determine and prove liability in a motorcycle accident. Once we’ve identified the at-fault party, our goal becomes showing that the liable person or entity caused the injury by breaching the duty of care they had to others on the road, including the injured person, that the breach of duty was negligence or wrongdoing that directly led to the accident, and that the accident caused injuries and significant financial damages.
Common Injuries After a Motorcycle Accident in Westminster
While a motorcycle helmet can protect riders against some types of head injuries, the force of a serious accident can leave an exposed motorcycle rider at risk of grave injuries including the following:
Traumatic brain injuries (TBI). Even with a helmet, the strong jolt of an accident can cause a rider’s brain to bump against the inside of the skull
Back and neck injuries
Spinal cord damage
Fractures, including to limbs, hips, ribs, and pelvis
Disfiguring road rash injuries
The serious injuries that often result from motorcycle accidents in Colorado may require many corrective procedures and physical therapy. They also involve lengthy recovery times. In the worst cases, motorcycle injuries can leave the accident victim with significant disabilities. A Westminster motorcycle accident lawyer isn’t afraid to take on powerful insurance companies who may attempt to deny or lowball your claim. If you’ve sustained significant damages from a preventable motorcycle accident, the party at fault must be held accountable for your damages.
Motorcycle Accident Statistics
With scenic highways along 7 mountain ranges loaded with breathtaking scenery in full panoramic views, Colorado is a motorcyclist’s dream destination. It also ranks at number 14 on the list of most motorcycle owners per state by population, with thousands of Colorado residents commonly using their motorcycles for daily transportation during mild weather seasons. Unfortunately, the large number of bikes on the road, including the state’s own daily riders and visitors unused to Colorado’s roadways, resulted in a record-breaking year for motorcycle accidents in 2020 with 72 fatalities.
Contact a Westminster Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Today
The experienced motorcycle accident attorneys at Ciancio, Ciancio, Brown, P.C. of Westminster will strongly represent your best interests throughout the process of investigating your accident, proving liability, calculating your damages, and negotiating with the appropriate insurance company for an out-of-court settlement. We are also more than prepared for courtroom litigation if it becomes necessary to secure the maximum compensation.
The open structure of a motorcycle provides the exhilaration that motorcycle riders love. Unfortunately, it also results in very serious injuries in the event of an accident. When a motorcycle accident occurs due to the negligence or reckless behavior of another party, that party is at-fault in the accident. If you or a loved one experienced harm in a motorcycle accident, you deserve compensation for all of your economic and non-economic damages. Contact us today for a free consultation on your motorcycle accident case so we can begin a strong strategy to maximize your compensation.