Rear-End Motorcycle Accident

What To Do After A Rear-End Collision

rear end motorcycle collision

As a motorcycle rider, you trust that people driving in vehicles around you are paying attention to their surroundings and exercising caution. However, that is not always the case, which is why rear-end motorcycle collisions can be especially terrifying and devastating to a rider.

If you or a loved one have been involved in a rear-end motorcycle collision, speak with a motorcycle accident lawyer in Utah today. The attorneys at Lance Andrew Law will start working immediately to protect you from large insurance companies and the at-fault driver.  We will fight to recover the necessary damages you and your loved ones need to recover fully from the accident.

 Call Today For A Free Consultation

Consequences Of A Rear-End Motorcycle Accident

A typical rear-end collision is considered to be the least devastating accident since the majority occur at lower speeds and during traffic. However, the severity of the situation is completely different when a motorcycle is rear-ended. The consequences and injuries can be very severe, even fatal. Such accidents are significantly riskier for motorcycle riders since they are exposed to the elements and not protected by a seatbelt or an airbag.

When a motorcycle is rear-ended, there is no seatbelt or airbag to stop the rider from flying off their motorcycle. There is also the risk of being injured by debris and the car in front of the motorist if they are ejected off the motorcycle. If you or a loved one have survived a rear-end motorcycle collision, the financial toll can be a burden. From hospital stays and physical therapy to ongoing doctors visits and time spent away from work, the bills can quickly add up.

Lance Andrew Law Travels To You

It is crucial that you seek legal assistance from a motorcycle accident lawyer in Utah immediately following your rear-end collision. All too often people are taken advantage of and coerced into settling for an amount that is significantly less than they deserve. The attorneys at Lance Andrew Law will travel to your home or hospital anywhere in Utah to protect you and your loved ones from the insurance companies and the at-fault driver. We will dedicate the time and resources to fight on your behalf to recover the full damages.

Call Today For A Free Consultation

Ways To Avoid A Rear-End Motorcycle Accident

While there is only so much you can do as a rider to avoid a rear-end motorcycle collision, here are some helpful tips to consider when riding:

  • Keep enough distance between you and the car in front of you - this can help reduce the risk of hitting the car in front of you if your motorcycle is rear-ended.
  • If the vehicle behind is you is driving too close, switch lanes and let them pass you.
  • Ensure that your brake lights are working properly. Sometimes a rear-end collision can be caused by broken brake lights and the driver behind you misjudging the distance.
  • Drive in the center of the lane and avoid driving too closely to the lines - this can help reduce the risk of being rear-ended or sideswiped.