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Motorcycle accidents can cause hidden injuries

Montana motorcyclists are likely ready to enthusiastically greet the coming spring and summer months. Good weather means great riding on the state's scenic roadways. The view can be spectacular when driving with the wide-open mountain ranges on the horizon. And the sites one can see when traveling up and down a mountain are equally amazing.

But it is important that motorcycle riders not let the hypnotic scenery steal too much of their focus while they are in motion. Objects in the road and aggressive or distracted drivers are especially hazardous to those on two wheels. Even the most experienced riders can be placed in jeopardy if they do not have time to react to a hazard that appears suddenly.

Injuries suffered from motorcycle crashes can be especially serious. Traumatic brain injuries are always at threat, even when a helmet is worn. Impact with the hard pavement or with another vehicle can result in broken bones and severe lacerations. Additionally, some injuries are not always readily apparent after an accident.

This is why if you are ever injured in a motorcycle accident, it is a good idea to get a very thorough physical examination. The examination will not only allow you to receive treatment for the injuries that you are aware of, but may uncover hidden complications as well. With a full accounting of your injuries, you will be able to better assess the full extent of your medical expenses and future needs.

The law firm of Towe, Ball, Mackey, Sommerfeld & Turner is familiar with legal needs of motorcyclists who have been in accidents. If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident and are looking to receive fair compensation from an insurance company, you may be interested in our motorcycle accident page, which describes our approach and services.

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