If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a motorcycle in Montana, Billings Injury Lawyer is here to help you through the process, and will fight for you so that you can secure the financial recovery you deserve. Schedule a free, no-obligation consultation today.
Unfortunately, there is a bias against motorcycle riders when handling motorcycle accidents cases. The general public assumes that the motorcycle rider was the one at fault by speeding, weaving through traffic, or doing some other dangerous thing that put the rider and others in harm’s way.
However, at Billings Injury Lawyer we know that most motorcycle riders follow the rules of the road and are most of the time even more cautious than the regular automobile driver due to the increased risk of injury. The biggest risk that most riders face are negligent drivers. At Billings Injury Lawyer, we understand this and are committed to helping injured motorcycle riders fight to win the compensation that they deserve.
Billings Injury Lawyer is based in Billings, but provides representation throughout Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, North Dakota, and Kansas. Our main focus is helping accident victims and their loved ones obtain financial compensation through insurance settlement negotiations and aggressive representation at trial. Our personal injury attorney is licensed in Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota, and Kansas, and has built a strong reputation as an effective advocate for his clients. Since separating from the U.S. Air Force to pursue a career in the law, Joe Frick has earned recognition as a Top Ten Personal Injury Attorney from the National Association of Personal Injury Attorneys, and he was named to The National Trial Lawyers’ list of Top 40 Under 40.
We provide experienced legal representation for all types of motorcycle claims throughout the Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Kansas, and North Dakota. In a majority of the cases that we handle, the cause of the accident can be attributed to the negligence of other drivers. However, there are an infinite number of factors that can contribute to a motorcycle rider’s injuries. As a result, at Billings Injury Lawyer, we investigate and pursue all parties that may be liable for your injurie
As discussed above, negligent drivers are among the leading cause of motorcycle accidents. This may be due in some part to the failure to accurately judge a motorcycle rider’s speed. However, every driver on the road is under a duty to act reasonably, and that includes driving safely, being aware of their surroundings, and being aware of motorcycle riders. Negligent drivers that cause motorcycle riders injuries breach their duty and are liable for the damages that they cause to the rider and their family.
A motorcycle accident may be cause by defective vehicles or poorly maintained vehicles. For example, if a vehicle is unable to stop because its owner has failed to service the vehicle’s brakes, the owner, the dealership, or the service shop may be financially liable for a motorcycle accident victim’s injuries.
As with any accident, liability must be established. To that end, an investigation must be performed as soon as possible after the accident. At Billings Injury Lawyer, we consult with and retain experts to investigate any and all contributing factors to your accident. Those factors include skid marks on the road, damage to your bike, damage to the vehicle that hit you, and other forms of evidence such as witness statements and law enforcement reports. This evidence needs to be collected soon after the accident or it could be lost. A major cause of motorcycle accidents include drivers being distracted by talking on the phone or texting while driving. As part of our investigation, we will obtain the other driver’s phone records to determine if that is a cause or factor in the accident
Determining fault in an accident requires a thorough legal analysis that takes into consideration all of the facts and circumstances involved. As a result, the only way to truly know whether you were at fault is to speak with a qualified attorney. But, even if you were partially at fault, you may still be entitled to a partial financial recovery.
We are your attorney. We are here to provide guidance and legal representation. The decisions to settle will always be yours. Our goal in every case is always to settle for maximum value as quickly as possible. You get to choose whether to accept a settlement offer or take your case to trial. We will give you the information you need to make an informed decision. If you are not satisfied with the insurance company’s best offer, we will fight aggressively to enforce your rights at trial.
Each case is unique, and determining how much you can recover requires a careful assessment of the extent of your physical and psychological injuries, as well as the consequences your injuries are likely to have in the future. How much are your outstanding medical bills? What type(s) of ongoing treatment will you need? How long will you be out of work? What other ways have your injuries impacted your life? These are all critical questions that need to be answered when assessing your claim for financial compensation.
The time it takes to resolve a case varies greatly. It could take anywhere from as litts as a few months to as long as a few years. This all depends on the circumstances of your accident, the extent of your injuries, and whether you are satisfied with initial offers. If we can negotiate a fair settlement, your case could be over relatively quickly. If we need to go to trial, it will take a while longer.
To get started with your claim, contact Billings Injury Lawyer to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation. Once you choose to work with us, we will take quick and decisive action to begin fighting for the compensation you deserve.