Montana Bicycle Accident Lawyer
Bicycle accidents occur in Montana more frequently than people realize. And sometimes these incidents result in serious injuries and even death. Folks in Whitefish, Kalispell, Columbia Falls, and the Flathead area love their bikes, which leads to accidents.
After a bike accident, the individual riding the bicycle or that person’s loved ones can be entitled to monetary compensation.
That’s why it’s critical to speak with an experienced attorney like Philip McGrady so you can explore all of your available options. You can learn about important insurance issues, the pros and cons of your case, your chances of settling out of court, and more.
Book a free consultation now to get more information. And keep in mind that clients of the firm pay nothing unless they collect.
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Popularity of Bicycling in Montana
In bigger towns and cities across Montana, it’s common to see people riding bikes. In places like Missoula, Bozeman, and Whitefish, residents are well-known for their love of riding. And in cities like Billings, Helena, and Great Falls, there are many avid cyclists and clubs too.
Outside of urban areas, it’s common to see cyclists out on the open roads and highways . You’ll also see them in and around state parks and national parks like Glacier National Park, Yellowstone National Park, and other popular recreational areas.
It’s not just Montanans who you’ll encounter. There are many tourists who like to ride here, as well as other people who are passing through the state on a long-distance trek.
Serious and Deadly Bicycle Accidents
As enjoyable as riding can be, it also comes with serious risks. Bicyclists sometimes suffer accidents or are wrongfully killed due to negligent drivers or other reasons.
This can occur on highways where vehicles travel fast. Or it can happen in city limits where speed limits are low.
Besides getting hit by cars, riders can also get struck by tractor trailers, farming equipment, construction equipment, or crash due to road or weather conditions.
Lawsuits and Claims
Most people who contact the firm want to know if there might be compensation available for the bicycle accident. The answer depends. An important factor is whether someone else was at fault for the incident.
The goal is to prove that the other party was negligent. For example, maybe you can demonstrate that a motorist was driving too fast for conditions, ran a red light, illegally crossed into the bike lane, or any number of things that meant they were negligent.
If you can establish negligence, then the person riding the bike (or the person’s estate) could be entitled to compensation for what.
There might be car insurance or other types of insurance available to cover some or all of these amounts.
Why Consider Getting a Personal Injury Lawyer?
Even if the bicycle accident case appears straightforward (like an automobile hitting a bicyclist), there can be many complex issues behind the scenes.
For example, dealing with insurance issues alone can be complicated. There might be more than one type of insurance available that you could make claims under.
Don’t just take the adjuster’s word for it. Get an opinion from someone who does this for a living. Otherwise, you could be leaving money on the table.
Contact the Firm Today
Don’t wait to speak with an attorney. If you wait too long, you might lose your ability to sue or make a claim. And there could be important evidence that you need to preserve in order to win or get the highest settlement.