Riding a motorcycle always comes with inherent dangers. Any type of collision can cause serious injuries to a motorcyclist since there is no metal frame, seat belts, or airbags to protect them from the impact like in a passenger vehicle. Rear-end collisions1 can be especially dangerous for individuals riding motorcycles.
A rear-end accident happens when one vehicle runs into the back of another. This type of accident is considered to be relatively minor when it involves two cars or SUVs. However, for motorcyclists, this is one of the most severe types of collisions. If a car runs into the back of a motorcycle, it often lifts the back wheel of the bike off of the ground and flips the motorcyclist and the bike forward, directly onto the pavement. In high-speed collisions, this can even result in the car then running over the motorcyclist if it cannot stop in time. On the other hand, if a motorcyclist runs into the back of a car that suddenly stops, the bike may stop but the motorcyclist himself may still have forward velocity, which usually throws the biker forward. The motorcyclist may then roll over the top of the car and land on the ground in front of the car. This can result in many different points of impact and multiple injuries.
Injuries commonly suffered by motorcyclists in rear-end collisions
The following are only some examples of injuries that a motorcyclist may face in the event of a rear-end accident:
- Spinal cord injury (SCI)2
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Broken bones in the face and jaw
- Broken teeth
- Broken, shattered, or crushed limbs
- Burns from road rash
- Severe lacerations and contusions
Contact a skilled motorcycle accident lawyer in Atlanta for a free consultation today
Motorcyclists involved in rear-end collisions often sustain devastating losses due to medical expenses, lost income and benefits, pain and suffering, and much more. If you have been injured, you need an experienced motorcycle accident attorney to help make sure you receive full compensation from any negligent parties. Call the Atlanta office of Boling Rice, LLC at 770-744-0890 to schedule your free consultation as soon as possible.