Motorcycle Accident Attorney
The consequences of a motorcycle accident can be a catastrophe for both the rider and their loved ones.
If you are facing the effects of a crash in Montana, a motorcycle accident attorney can help you collect the compensation you need to rebuild your life.
The legal firm of Tipp Coburn Lockwood, P.C., in Missoula, can fight for you during this difficult time.
Collecting Compensation After A Motorcycle Accident
Because motorcycles lack the protective barriers offered by cars, motorcycle accidents often result in serious injuries and significant medical bills. The legal firm of Tipp Coburn Lockwood has served the community of Missoula or over 60 years. We understand how difficult the aftermath of this type of incident can be and can assemble a strong case for you as you navigate the complexities of a motor vehicle accident lawsuit. If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident, contact our office online or call us at 406-389-4215 today to begin building your case.
Because they are more exposed to their environment than other motor vehicle operators, motorcyclists face unique risks on the road. The most common danger is the inattention of fellow drivers. As smaller visual targets, motorcyclists are easily obscured from view by other vehicles or road and weather conditions. Because they do not have a metal framework to protect them, a collision is often significantly more dangerous to motorcyclists than other drivers.
Furthermore, road hazards that are minor for a car can become life-threatening for a motorcycle rider. Possible obstacles include:
- Oil slicks
- Ruts or uneven pavement
- Railroad tracks
While speed “wobble” accidents are also fairly common at high-speeds, they are usually the result of manufacturer error and are thus bettered suited as product liability lawsuits. Whichever specific realm your case falls into, however, our team can help you build a strong case for compensation.
Effects Of Motorcycle Accidents
Due to the nature of the vehicle, motorcycle accidents can produce devastating effects. In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimated that in 2015, the number of motorcycle deaths was nearly 29 times the number for cars per mile traveled. An untimely death can have a devastating emotional and financial impact on the victim’s family for years to come. Catastrophic injuries, such as head trauma or spinal cord injury, can also leave motorcyclists with long-term disability and lasting medical expenses.
Seeking Compensation In Montana
Whether your accident was caused by another individual’s negligence or product defects, you may be entitled to compensation. The team at Tipp Coburn Lockwood, P.C., can help you collect damages for:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Future loss of earning potential
- Reduced quality of life
- Property damage
In some cases, victims of motorcycle accidents can also pursue compensatory awards for the pain and suffering experienced as a result of the incident.
However, the state of Montana is governed by comparative fault laws. These laws dictate that those people seeking compensation must prove they were less than 50% at fault for the accident or they cannot recover any damages. The court will determine what percentage of fault you hold, which affects the monetary compensation you receive.
Reach Out To Us Tipp Coburn Lockwood
The law firm of Tipp Coburn Lockwood, P.C., in Missoula, has represented more than 7,500 clients in Montana since 1959. Our legal team is affiliated with a number of professional organizations including:
- National Trial Lawyers
- National Association of Personal Injury Lawyers