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Antilock brakes help motorcycles stop more safely

Montana's roads are ideal for extended motorcycle voyages. The mountainous scenery is invigorating. And when the road conditions permit, a rider may want to run his or her motorcycle all the way up to the speed limit. But special caution should always be observed when traveling at higher speeds. It is all too easy to be in an accident caused by an unexpected road hazard.

Motorcyclists balance fun with safety to avoid accidents

In their classic ode to motorcycle riding, "Little Honda," The Beach Boys sing "It's more fun than a barrel of monkeys, that two wheel bike." The song is undeniably catchy and captures the joy of hopping on a motorcycle and taking off on a daylong excursion. This happy feeling is shared by many motorcycle riders who understand that there is no better way to travel.But in order to keep the good times going, motorcyclists must be aware of the potential dangers that can spring up suddenly when out on a ride. The fact is, those who ride motorcycles must temper their pursuit of fun with a healthy dash of caution.Road conditions are a constant concern for motorcyclists. Loose gravel, potholes and other similar impediments are not likely to be problematic for the driver of an automobile. But even minimal obstacles can become major hazards when moving at a high rate of speed on two wheels.If the worst happens and you suffer catastrophic injuries caused by a motorcycle accident, you could be facing time off from work and costly medical expenses. This is when you will need to file a claim with your insurance company for compensation. Unfortunately, sometimes insurance companies are loath to pay insured riders the full amount to which they are entitled.A Montana personal injury attorney may be able to help you get the compensation you deserve. The attorney could go over the terms of your policy to determine what you are owed. In addition, having an attorney represent your interests could possibly motivate an insurance company to be more cooperative in reaching a settlement.

Motorcyclist suffers head trauma in Montana accident

Montana's majestic scenery can be the perfect backdrop for an amazing motorcycle ride. But motorcyclists should take care when traveling the roadways. Drivers of passenger vehicles may not always use good judgment when motorcycles are nearby. It's very easy for accidents to occur if a driver does not see a motorcycle approaching.

How can I tell if a motorcycle is the right size for me?

A motorcycle is a great way to put some extra fun into getting around. However, motorcycle accidents have a potential for causing serious injury to riders. So, if you are someone who cannot resist the call to hop on a motorcycle and ride on down the road, then you must take precautions. 

Proper maintenance can help prevent motorcycle accidents

Montana motorcycle riders are privileged with an abundance of scenic routes on which to travel. But, when out and about, motorcyclists must always be on the alert for potential road hazards. Motorcycle accidents can result from many different causes. Some of these causes, such as negligent motorists or debris on the roadway, are out of the rider's control. But, accidents can also be caused by improper motorcycle maintenance.

Husband and wife severely injured in motorcycle accident

Motorcycle riders of Montana have it like no other riders in the United States. The roadway running through the big sky country sets everyone on a motorcycle ringside for some of the most spectacular scenery imaginable.

Montana motorcyclist hospitalized after crash with car

With spring in full swing and summer right around the corner, motorcycle riders are taking the opportunity to fire up their bikes and get out on the road. Montana is a beautiful state and offers plenty of wide open spaces for riders to enjoy, but it’s important for bikers to stay alert. Motorcycle accidents are common here thanks in large part to motorists who are unaware or inattentive when it comes to sharing the road.

DUI and speed suspected in automobile motorcycle collision

Two motorcyclists were recently injured and taken to the hospital following a collision with an automobile. Non-life threatening physical injuries were suffered by the male motorcycle driver, but the female motorcycle passenger is in critical condition. The automobile driver is reported to be in stable condition. Police suspect the automobile driver of speeding and of being under the influence.

Montana driver jailed and ordered to pay amputee motorcyclist

Motorcyclists are much more vulnerable to injury than occupants of other vehicles on Montana's roads. While bikers should always be alert to other vehicles, drivers of trucks and cars also have to do their part and remain bike-aware. It goes without saying that drunk driving can severely diminish such awareness.

New safety light kit may prevent motorcycle accidents

Montana motorcyclists are often hit and injured because other drivers fail to check their side and rearview mirrors, and to carefully consider blind spots. With that in mind, extra precaution is vital for motorcyclists due to the lack of protection surrounding them. Clearly, when motorcycle accidents happen, they can lead to serious injuries.