As you may be aware, the amazing Evel Knievel hailed from the state of Montana. Is it a coincidence that the man who may be the most famous motorcyclist of all time should come from Big Sky Country? Well, not if you consider just how great Montana is for riding.
With plenty of open spaces on which to practice, Montana motorcyclists have ample opportunity to hone their riding skills. While Evel Knievel may have been as skilled as any rider ever, trying to emulate his stunts is not the best idea if you wish to avoid injury.
Most Montana motorcyclists are aware of the necessity of employing safe riding tactics. This is especially true when sharing the road with other, larger motor vehicles. By staying alert, trying to be visible and riding defensively, motorcyclists greatly improve their chances of arriving at their destinations safely.
Unfortunately, in spite of their best efforts, motorcyclists can be involved in accidents. These accidents could be caused by road hazards, such as potholes or debris. Accidents can also occur when inattentive or impaired drivers do not respect a motorcyclist's right to be on the road.
If a motorcyclist is struck by another vehicle or takes a spill because a driver fails to yield the right of way, then he or she could suffer catastrophic injuries. It is not unusual for riders to suffer broken bones or brain injuries that could cause the need for long-term care. A prolonged convalescence can be very expensive as the victim may be unable to work until healed.
At Towe, Ball, Mackey, Sommerfeld & Turner we understand the challenges faced by those injured in motorcycle accidents. We have experience working with insurance companies and helping our clients pursue maximum compensation. You can read more about our services on our motorcycle accidents page.