On average, one person is killed each year while riding a bicycle in Montana. At the Law Firm of Kass & Moses, we believe this is one death too many. As avid cyclists ourselves, we have dedicated our firm to protecting the rights of cyclists. So often, cyclists are not given fair compensation after being involved in crashes. Although no amount of money can restore a life, for the victims of serious injury, compensation can pay for medical bills, reimburse for time away from work, and compensate for pain and suffering. In 2017, 18 cyclists were severely injured in Montana. These cyclists and their families faced tremendous medical bills and lost wages. We do not believe individuals hurt in crashes that were not their fault should have to pay a penny out of pocket.
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When motorists are at fault, it is clear they should be held responsible for the injuries that cyclists sustain. But what happens when the cyclist is partly at fault? Montana is a modified comparative fault state. This means that if the cyclist was 25 percent responsible for the crash, they are entitled to receive compensation, less 25 percent. As long is the cyclist is less than 51% at fault, they are still entitled to receive compensation.
It is important to contact an experienced attorney to handle your case. With over 50 years combined experience handling bicycle accident cases, the lawyers at Kass & Moses are a great choice. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you get the compensation that you deserve.
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Montana Bicycle Law
Requirements for legally riding a bicycle vary from state to state. The Kass & Moses team can confidently answer your questions about the specifics of Montana’s bicycle laws. Below are a few rules of the road that every local rider should keep in mind:
- A front white lamp and red rear light are required when riding at dawn, dusk, or during nighttime hours.
- Where permitted to ride on the sidewalk, a cyclist operating on the sidewalk should use an audible signal before overtaking a pedestrian or other cyclist.
- A bicycle must have brakes that allow it stop within 25 feet when traveling at 10 miles per hour.
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