Birmingham Rear-End Motorcycle Accident Attorney
Motorcycle Rear-Ended by a Car
Along with the freedom of the open road, for motorcycle riders comes a high risk of severe injuries or death in a crash. Motorcyclists do not have the benefit of seatbelts, airbags, or the protection of an enclosed vehicle that passenger vehicle occupants enjoy. This lack of protection leaves riders extremely vulnerable to serious injuries.
The Insurance Information Institute (III) reports that 4,586 people were killed in motorcycle crashes in 2014, and 92,000 more were injured. In the previous year, statistics showed that motorcycle riders were 26 times more likely to die in a crash and 5 times more likely to be injured than passenger vehicle occupants per vehicle mile traveled.
Serious and Fatal Motorcycle Accidents
Any type of motorcycle accident can leave a rider seriously or fatally injured, but one of the deadliest is a rear-end collision with a car. Although low-impact rear-end accidents between two passenger vehicles may be considered minor "fender benders," when a 3,000 lb. automobile rear-ends a motorcycle, the outcome is often catastrophic.
If you have been injured on a motorcycle that was rear-ended by a car, it is crucial that you speak with a knowledgeable motorcycle accident attorney without delay. Serious injuries sustained in this type of accident often require extensive, ongoing medical treatment, as well as a long period in which it is impossible to work, and a range of other personal and financial losses. In cases of negligent driving behavior, you have grounds to pursue compensation from the driver who rear-ended your bike and caused your injuries.
Our Birmingham motorcycle accident attorneys at Guster Law Firm, LLC have been helping injured motorcycle accident victims recover compensation for their injuries for more than a decade. We are committed to helping our clients pursue the settlements they need to heal and move on with their lives.
What Happens When a Car Rear-Ends a Motorcycle?
While a low-speed rear-end collision between two passenger vehicles may result in no damage to the vehicles and no injury to the occupants, a motorcycle rear-ended by a car is an entirely different situation. In fact, it is well-established that a rear-end accident is one of the most serious types of collisions for motorcycle riders.
When a car hits the back of a motorcycle, it can lift the back wheel of the bike off the ground and flip the bike and motorcyclist onto the pavement. At higher speeds, the driver who hits the motorcycle may be unable to stop in time to avoid then running over the motorcyclist.
Common Injuries When a Motorcycle Is Rear-Ended by a Car
Rear-end collisions when a car hits a motorcycle can cause severe and catastrophic injuries for the motorcyclist. Common injuries in this type of accident include:
- Traumatic brain injury
- Spinal cord injury
- Fractured, shattered, and crushed limbs
- Broken teeth
- Fractured bones in the face and jaw
- Severe abrasions
- Contusions and lacerations
Call (205) 581-9777 for a Free, Initial Consultation with Guster Law Firm, LLC
Our Birmingham rear-end motorcycle accident lawyers at Guster Law Firm, LLC, LLC have the skills, knowledge, and dedication to aggressively pursue the compensation that serious injuries warrant. Contact us for a consultation. You can trust our firm to provide you with personal attention, and outstanding legal representation in your motorcycle accident claim. Contact Guster Law Firm, LLC today at (205) 581-9777.