For Montana residents, it is not uncommon to share the road with motorcyclists. With summer in full swing, it is likely that motorists will encounter motorcyclists traveling alone or in large groups. Therefore, motorcycle awareness is imperative. Drivers should double check, ensuring that a motorcycle is not traveling in their blind spot, before changing lanes or making a turn. When a motorist is distracted or reckless, this could result in a serious or fatal motorcycle crash.

The aftermath of a motorcycle collision can be tragic, drastically changing the life of a victim. At Heenan & Cook, PLLC, our legal team is devoted to helping motorcycle crash victims, ensuring their rights and interests are protected. When bikers are involved in a collision with another vehicle, the likelihood of suffering serious injuries is high.

While a helmet and protective clothing and gear could protect against some injuries, motorcyclists commonly suffer severe injuries in a crash. This is especially true if he or she is thrown off of their bike, collide head-on with another vehicle or are traveling at a high rate of speed during the crash.

A victim is likely to suffer broken bones, road rash, lacerations, bruises and even a traumatic brain injury. Such injuries require much medical attention and treatment. Additionally, this could require the victim to undergo a lengthy and challenging recovery and treatment plan.

Motorcycle accident victims could suffer temporary and permanent disabilities, making it impossible for him or her to work. This could become financially problematic for the victim as medical bills pile up. Our attorneys understand the financial strain a serious accident could cause a motorcyclist.

With over 30 years of experience, our skilled attorneys have helped past clients hold negligent parties liable for the harm they caused. Additionally, we use our knowledge and resources to collect the necessary information to prove fault and obtain financial awards owed to accident victims.

To learn more, check out our law firm’s motorcycle accident website. While these are smaller than other automobiles on the roadways, the injuries and damages caused in a motorcycle crash are anything but small. Therefore, victims should understand their rights and options available to them.