been injured in a truck accident in Montana, or if you've lost a family member
in an accident with a commercial vehicle, add Michael to your team of legal
professionals for the most comprehensive representation. In Montana, highways
such as Interstate 15 and Interstate 94 and population centers such as Butte,
Helena and Great Falls attract dense commercial vehicle traffic every day. That
traffic leads to hundreds of truck-related accidents on Montana highways every
year, and victims should take every measure to make sure their rights are
protected. Consult with Michael to see how he can provide your team of local
attorneys with an experienced litigator who has a track record of earning
higher settlement amounts for victims of truck accidents.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (Title 49, Parts 350-399) govern all vehicles engaged in interstate traffic.
There are some situations where a tractor-trailer or other commercial motor vehicle is involved in only intrastate travel. For example, an appliance store in Billings may own a truck that only makes in-state deliveries.
The Montana Department of Public Safety has adopted Title 49, Parts 382, 383, 384, 390, 391, 392, 393, 394, 395, 396, 397, 398, and 399 of the federal regulations.
For an overview of laws that affect trucks operating only in Montana, visit our Montana Trucking Laws page.
Your truck accident case may be larger than you think. My experience often enables me to maximize awards, well beyond what the co-counsel originally expected. My book Litigating Truck Accident Cases, published by West Publishing, is considered the definitive work on handling truck accident cases. Contact me if you are seeking co-counsel on your case.
Fatal Truck Accidents: 29 per year
Non-Fatal Truck Accidents: 585 per year
Accident Locales: 97%(Rural), 3%(Urban)
Carrier Fact: 38% of Montana's truck accidents involve carriers whose principle place of business is not Montana.
In 86% of Montana's truck accidents, weather conditions were NOT a factor.
Interstate 15: Entering Montana at its border with Idaho, I-15 travels through 400 miles of Big Sky Country passing through the cities of Butte, Helena and Great Falls before heading to its northern terminus at the Canadian border.
Interstate 90: I-90 travels nearly the entire east-west girth of Montana. Its 552 miles span the distance between Idaho and Wyoming.
Interstate 94: The rather circuitous route of I-94 includes traveling from its beginning in Billings toward Wyoming, then northeastward towards Miles City before heading eastward to North Dakota.