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Westminster Personal Injury Attorney

Westminster Personal Injury Attorney

A personal injury can derail your life, from putting you in the hospital and forcing you to miss work to leaving you with permanent scars or even a disability.

At Ciancio Ciancio Brown, P.C., our Westminster personal injury attorney is dedicated to helping their clients take back their lives.

We can represent you during a personal injury claim in Westminster, Colorado to seek justice, accountability and fair compensation while you focus on healing. Learn more about your right to file a personal injury lawsuit during a free consultation. We are your lawyers for life.

Why Choose Ciancio Ciancio Brown, P.C. For Your Personal Injury Claim?

  • Experience. Together, the team at Ciancio Ciancio Brown, P.C. has over 100 years of combined legal experience. Founder & Managing shareholder, Loren Brown, has over 20 years of experience specifically handling personal injury cases, ranging from car accidents to wrongful death.
  • Commitment. Your case is personal to us and we will fight for you. At our firm, when we take on your personal injury case, we are committed to getting the maximum compensation that you deserve.
  • Results. Our Westminster injury lawyers use personalized services and hire a variety of experts to strengthen your case and to achieve the best possible results for you. The personal injury team at Ciancio Ciancio Brown, P.C. has settled many cases ranging from $275,000 to $1,500,000.
  • Communication. When you call us or fill out a form, you’ll speak to an attorney – not a staff member – within 24 hours. We will thoroughly examine the facts and circumstances of your case, and determine whether we’re a good fit for each other or not.
  • Reputation. We have a positive reputation among the Westminster community, bar associations and professional organizations. All of our attorneys have received accolades in the community such as Colorado Super Lawyers, AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated, and Colorado Rising Stars.

Awards & Accolades
Expertise Award
SuperLawyers Logo
Martindale-Hubbell AV Award
U.S. News Best Lawyers Award
American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Badge
The best Lawyers in America Award
Avvo 10 Top Family Attorney Award


Here’s what some of our clients have to say about working with us.


“Selecting legal representation is never an easy decision. After many hours of research and consultations I was undecided and anxious.

My consultation with Loren Brown made the decision easy. His knowledge, professionalism, and responsiveness replaced my anxiety with confidence.

I was well informed at every juncture and Loren was quick to answer any questions. He explained the strategy and options available to me in a simple and transparent fashion.

If you are need of legal representation reach out to this awesome team.”

– Dave Hernandez

There are not enough stars for me to rate my experiences with Ciancio Ciancio Brown! They are not only amazing attorneys but also amazing good hearted people. That is not something you can say about most attorneys offices but they actually care. I highly recommend them!!! I was recommended to them by a family friend and it was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made!


Amber Davis


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What to Expect From Our Firm

Ciancio Ciancio Brown, P.C. is a true full-service law firm. We have all of the tools and resources necessary for a successful personal injury case, even if it goes to trial.

Our Westminster injury lawyers can aggressively pursue the results that you deserve using proven legal strategies. With a wide range of experience within the firm, we can tackle any challenge.

Our attorneys have honed their expertise in the practice area of personal injury for an average of 20 years apiece.

We are passionate about the practice of personal injury, offering personal representation and honest communication throughout the entire process.

At our law firm, we have an extensive network of attorneys, legal personnel, staff members and connections to external experts to strengthen each case. For personal injury claims, we also offer free consultations and can meet you where you’re most comfortable – including your home or hospital.

Why You Should Contact A Lawyer

Representing yourself during a personal injury claim can put you at risk, as insurance companies prioritize their profits over their people. The insurance adjusters will do everything they can to call you repeatedly, take your words out of context, and do everything to minimize the severity of your injuries.

This means you may face difficulties trying to collect the compensation that you deserve from an insurer – especially if you have serious or catastrophic injuries that will require future medical care.

With a Westminster personal injury attorney representing you, an insurance company won’t take advantage of you and instead, we’ll push back and bring the right strategies to level the playing field.

Your lawyer will be your advocate during the claims process to give you the best chance of obtaining maximum financial compensation.

In addition, you can count on your lawyer to take care of the legal legwork of your case, such as investigating your accident, gathering evidence, hiring qualified experts and filing the required paperwork for you – giving you the opportunity to focus on your healing.

More importantly, we’re proud to work on what’s called a contingency fee basis. What this means is that you don’t pay us unless we win for you. Instead, we take a percentage of the total settlement. So if we don’t win, you don’t pay.

How Long Do You Have to File A Lawsuit in Colorado?

According to Colorado Revised Statutes Section 13-80-102(1)(a), you have a time limit of two years from the date of the accident or the date that you discover your injuries to file a lawsuit. However, you have three years if you were injured as a result of a motor vehicle accident.

If you miss your statute of limitations, you will lose the ability to recover financial compensation, as the courts generally do not give exceptions to the rule. This is why it’s important to speak to a personal injury attorney in Westminster as soon as possible after an accident.

Are There Ever Exceptions to the Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury Lawsuits in Colorado?

Those new to personal injury claims sometimes ask, “Isn’t two years plenty of time to file a claim? Why would anyone wait any longer to file a claim for compensation?” This is a common misconception in personal injury law. The state allows only two years to file a lawsuit. A “claim” is typically filed much sooner.

After an injury caused by someone else’s negligence, the injury victim files a claim against the at-fault party’s insurance; for instance, against a property owner’s liability insurance after a slip-and-fall accident in a grocery store.

This usually occurs within weeks of the accident. If the insurance company of the party at fault doesn’t offer an acceptable settlement after negotiating with the injury victim’s attorney or wrongfully denies the claim, they have the option to file a lawsuit and take the matter to court for a jury to decide. They must file the lawsuit petition within two years of the date of the accident except under very limited circumstances.

The court may delay or “toll” the two-year statute of limitations for personal injury lawsuits for rare exceptions. In Colorado, the court may extend the two-year time limit under the following circumstances:

  • If the injury victim was a minor when the injury occurred, they have up to two years from the day they turn 18 to file a claim
  • If the injury victim doesn’t discover the injury until some time later—for instance, if a doctor diagnoses a nagging backache as a ruptured disc due to a fall—the statute of limitations begins on the date of delayed discovery
  • The court might extend the statute of limitations if the liable party commits fraud to cover up their actions or if they are not identified or apprehended until some time after the injury occurred
  • If the injury victim is unconscious, comatose, or incapacitated after their injury, the time limit begins on the day they regain cognitive ability

Your Westminster personal injury lawyer can answer your questions about how Colorado’s statute of limitations applies to your case.

What is a Personal Injury Case?

A personal injury case is a civil lawsuit brought by an injured accident victim (the plaintiff) against one or more parties accused of causing the injury (the defendant) in pursuit of financial compensation to make the victim whole again.

Most personal injury cases are based on the legal theory of negligence. Someone is negligent if he or she does not use the appropriate or required amount of care, resulting in injury to others.

Negligence is a tort, or wrongful act, that can result in civil liability for related damages, such as physical injuries or property damage.

The Most Common Personal Injury Claims

When an injury was preventable if only another person or business had taken reasonable care, the victim should not be left with the undue burden of expenses. A successful Colorado personal injury claim relieves financial burdens so the victim can focus on recovering.

Common types of personal injury claims in our Westminster injury cases include the following:

  • Car accidents
  • Commercial truck accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Slip-and-fall cases
  • Workplace injuries
  • Defective product injuries
  • Dog bites
  • Catastrophic injury
  • Medical malpractice
  • Acts of intentional violence

If a personal injury caused by negligence results in a loved one’s death, close family members may file a wrongful death claim to recover damages, including funeral expenses and lost income and benefits for the number of years the deceased family member would have continued working had they not died from their injury.

Injuries That Qualify for a Personal Injury Claim

Whenever an injury was caused by someone else’s carelessness, recklessness, or wrongdoing, and the injury victim suffers physical and economic consequences, they may file a personal injury claim to recover compensation.

The consequences of a personal injury are known as the victim’s “damages.” Some of the most common personal injury claims are for injuries that require expensive medical treatment and cause victims to lose income during recovery.

Common injuries claimed in personal injury cases include the following:

  • Back injuries
  • Neck injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Knee injuries
  • Soft tissue injuries (sprains and torn ligaments)
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal cord damage
  • Burns
  • Disfigurement/scarring
  • Traumatic limb loss

Serious injuries quickly become expensive, when medical bills come in at the same time the victim is unable to return to work. Some injuries are catastrophic and life-altering, causing disability that may make it difficult to earn a living.

Even less serious injuries can quickly cause financial hardship with a single missed paycheck and an expensive medical bill. A successful personal injury claim can help victims recover compensation and a sense of justice and accountability.

The Grounds For A Personal Injury Case In Colorado

You might have grounds for a personal injury case in Colorado if you were injured in an accident that could have been prevented with a normal degree of care.

In general, you or your Westminster personal injury lawyer will need to prove using clear and convincing evidence of the following four elements:

  1. The defendant owed you a duty of care.
  2. The defendant breached (violated) this duty of care.
  3. The defendant caused your accident.
  4. You suffered damages as a result.

In other words, your injuries would not have occurred were it not for the negligence of the defendant. The burden of proof is a preponderance of the evidence, or evidence that the defendant more likely than not caused your injury.

This is a lesser burden than in a criminal case (proof beyond a reasonable doubt) but can still be difficult to meet without the help of an attorney.

What Types of Compensation are Available?

If your personal injury claim succeeds, you can be awarded financial compensation for a variety of damages associated with the defendant’s negligence.

The purpose of a financial settlement or judgment award is to reimburse you for your losses and restore you to the economic state that you would have been in had the accident not occurred. You could recover compensation for several economic and noneconomic losses, including:

  • Medical costs
  • Property damage repairs
  • Pain and suffering
  • Losses of income
  • Lost future capacity to earn
  • Out-of-pocket costs
  • Punitive damages

Every personal injury claim is unique. There is not one single settlement value that’s assigned to every case. Instead, the value of a case is based on individual factors, such as the extent and severity of the injuries, the cost of the medical bills, the victim’s age and income level at the time of the accident, and the insurance coverage available.

Do I Have to Go to Court For a Personal Injury Claim?

About 94 percent of personal injury cases in Colorado settle out of court through a skilled attorney’s negotiations with the insurance company. After investigating, your attorney sends an evidence-backed demand package to the appropriate insurer and begins negotiating for a settlement. In some cases, they attend mediation sessions with you, the defendant, the insurance adjuster, and their attorney. Only in a small number of cases do the negotiations fail to result in an acceptable settlement to cover damages. In this case, you and your attorney may choose to take the matter to court and file a lawsuit within the state’s two-year statute of limitations.

Although court cases take longer to resolve, jury awards for injury victims are often substantially higher than a settlement amount.

Common Tactics Insurance Companies Use to Delay, Deny, or Undervalue Claims

An experienced attorney helps protect their clients against the common tactics insurance companies use to protect their profits at the victim’s expense. It’s important to be wary of the common strategies insurers use against injury victims including the following:

  • Offering a fast settlement before you know the extent of the damages you’re facing—this requires signing away your right to a lawsuit. Fast settlement offers are almost always far lower than the amount available to you
  • Getting your permission to talk on a recorded line and using your words out of context against you later
  • Obtaining an authorization to view your medical report and then using the authorization to scour your medical history to find a previous injury or condition they can claim is the cause of your symptoms
  • Assigning you an undue portion of the blame for your injury so they can lower the amount of their payout by the percentage of your supposed fault in the accident per the state’s comparison negligence insurance laws
  • Claiming your doctor’s recommended treatment isn’t necessary for your injury and refusing to reimburse that expense

It’s always best to hire an experienced personal injury lawyer and then refer all communication with the insurance company to your attorney.

What to Do After Suffering A Personal Injury

It can be difficult to keep a clear head after suffering a painful injury, especially when it’s traumatic, like injuries sustained in a car accident or from an act of violence.

Even a startling slip-and-fall accident can cause pain and embarrassment that makes it difficult to take the next steps to take to protect yourself.

By remaining calm and taking some specific steps after an injury, you can safeguard yourself physically and financially.

A cell phone is a useful tool for documenting evidence after a personal injury in Colorado. If you are too injured to move safely, you can also hand your phone to a companion or helpful bystander and ask them to help by doing the following:

  • First, call 911 to request an ambulance or make arrangements for transportation to a hospital. If the injury occurred in a traffic-related accident or through criminal violence, ask for the police.
  • Then, use your phone’s camera to take photos of anything relevant to the accident, like the damaged vehicles and accident scene in a car accident, or a wet floor in a slip-and-fall accident
  • Take photos of any visible injuries to you or others if applicable.
  • Obtain the contact information of any eyewitnesses or anyone who saw the accident or injury, such as a store owner or another driver.

If the injury occurred in a business, ask the owner to fill out an accident or incident report. Always go to a hospital immediately after a serious injury.

This not only provides the critical care you need, but also proves that your injuries occurred in the accident, fall, defective product accident, or other negligence-caused incident.

At the hospital, ask for a complete medical examination as well as treatment for obvious injuries. This could help the doctor identify other injuries with symptoms that might not show up until later.

Obtain a copy of a detailed medical report listing your injuries, treatment recommendations, and prognosis.

Before you speak to any insurance representative, gather your evidence and call a Westminster personal injury attorney at Ciancio Ciancio Brown, PC..

Contact Our Westminster Personal Injury Attorneys for a Free Consultation

If you’ve been injured in an accident, the Westminster personal injury lawyers at Ciancio Ciancio Brown, P.C. can help you protect your rights, seek justice and pursue fair financial compensation from the responsible party.

We will be your representatives and guides throughout the legal process, speaking up for your best interests from start to finish. Find out more about how we can help you today by calling us at (303)-451-0300.

Contact us online to request your free consultation with a Westminster injury attorney. We take clients in Westminster, Denver, Westminster and the surrounding areas.