Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcyclists have every right to be on the road. Unfortunately, they still struggle with drivers of passenger vehicles who fail to check blind spots, stop abruptly or otherwise put them at risk on the road. The recreational nature of motorcycles has given motorcyclists a reputation for recklessness, but in reality, many of them must be far more defensive on Montana roads and highways than the average driver.

The burden of a motorcycle accident injury — particularly one caused by another's negligence — should not be yours to carry alone. At Hartelius, Durocher & Winter, PC, we offer experienced personal injury representation that can help to hold at-fault parties accountable for the physical and financial consequences of your accident. Contact us to arrange a free initial consultation today.

Insurance Companies And Fault In Montana Motorcycle Accidents

To you, the cause of your motorcycle accident may be clear. A driver may have cut you off when changing lanes, forcing you to lay your bike down. Maybe he or she stopped abruptly when road conditions were wet or icy. These kinds of situations are easier for drivers of passenger vehicles to respond to. When you're on a motorcycle, however, you need more time to react safely to hazards on the road.

Sometimes motorcycle injury victims have the blame put on them. At-fault parties will try to say that injuries would not have been as severe if you were driving a normal car. Do not let this deter you from fighting for the compensation you deserve. Drivers are responsible for their own safety and the safety of others, whether those are other vehicles, pedestrians, bicyclists or motorcyclists.

Remember that insurance companies are looking out for themselves first and foremost. Adjusters are instructed to minimize motor vehicle accident claim payments whenever possible in an effort to save the company money.

Before you make statements about the accident or your recovery to insurance adjusters, speak with a motorcycle accident attorney at our office in Great Falls. We can make sure the compensation you receive reflects both the short-term and long-term consequences of your injury.

We can be reached online or by telephone at 406-727-4020, 800-INJURED (800-465-8733) (Montana) or 800-777-7042 (nationwide) to discuss your case. We are here to help you.