Rear-End Motorcycle Accidents
A rear-end crash between a car and a motorcycle can be a lot more severe than one consisting of two cars. Rear-end accidents with two cars are usually at low speeds and only minor damage occurs. The main difference between car rear-end accidents and a car hitting a motorcycle from behind, has to do with the bikers bearing little to no protection.
Forceful collisions from the rear give the bikers no opportunity to make ready or prevent the crash. Rear-end motorcycle accidents are one of the deadliest types, because they can result in the rider being thrown from his or her bike.
Most Common Causes of Rear-End Motorcycle Crashes
Studies done by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration demonstrate that approximately 25% of motorcycle crashes result from rear-end accidents that occur while a biker is stuck in traffic.
Rear-end motorcycle crashes result when another vehicle collides into the back of the motorcycle. There are many different reasons that the driver of the vehicles might be unable to stop on time. Generally, the most frequent reasons for rear-end motorcycle accidents include:
1) Pursuing the biker way too closely;
2) Road rage;
3) Reckless driving;
4) Driving while tired;
5) Driving while distracted, which typically involves cell phone usage;
6) Failing to stop at a traffic light;
7) Not reacting fast enough stopping;
8) Driving after doing drugs or alcohol;
9) Road rage;
10) Reckless driving;
11) Driving too fast; and
12) Disregarding traffic laws.
Most Frequently Occurring Injuries from Rear-End Motorcycle Crashes
Very little force is needed to throw the biker off his or her motorcycle onto the street. Even worse, the biker could get thrown into oncoming traffic and get hit by a car. Or else, the motorcyclists could land on the ground and have his or her bike slam onto them after.
In any crashes involving a motorcycle and another vehicle, the biker typically suffers the worst injuries. Frequently occurring rear-end accident injuries include:
- Fractured skulls;
- Spinal cord injuries;
- Herniated discs;
- Road rash;
- Broken bones; and
- Traumatic brain injury.
Many of the associated injuries can be disastrous and place the biker in a state of life-long disfigurement or totally disabled. All the above injuries require hospitalization. The more serious injuries may require numerous surgeries and extensive periods for recovery.
Do you Require the Assistance of a Tenacious and Zealous Motorcycle Accident Lawyer?
Being severely injured in a rear-end motorcycle accident, especially when it was not your fault, can place you in a difficult situation. Accident victims often suffer from extreme emotional and monetary difficulties while trying to cope with their physical injuries. You may be unable to leave the hospital to work, while hospital bills continue to pile up.
For you or a loved one filing a personal injury lawsuit against the negligent driver may be the only way to get peace of mind, and achieve a positive rear-end accident settlement. We at the Glover Law Firm are aware of the dreadful impact that horrifying injuries endured by motorcycle accident victims can have. We recommend hiring a well-informed personal injury lawyer to uncompromisingly fight to get the compensation that you deserve.
Ocala motorcycle accident lawyer Gordon J. Glover has obtained millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for victims and their families who were seriously injured or killed in motorcycle crashes. Please contact us online or call us at our Ocala office 352-484-0775 or The Villages 352-205-4495 office, for a free case evaluation.