August 30, 2020

Injuries from Rear End Motorcycle Accidents in California

As careful as you may be as a motorcyclist, when you are hit from behind there is little you can do to protect yourself. Rear end collisions with a larger vehicle are dangerous and can leave you with multiple injuries and can even result in a fatality. Even at a low speed, a motorcyclist could be launched head-first into the hard pavement when rear ended.  If you are rear ended while on a motorcycle in California, call our experienced Los Angeles rear end motorcycle accident lawyer at the Amicus Legal Group to learn how to protect your rights to compensation.

Data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reveals of the 5,286 fatal motorcycle accidents in the last year of analyzed data, seven percent were accidents where the motorcyclist was hit from the rear. Even when a rider has survived a rear end crash, he or she may be left with costly and life-altering injuries.

When a rider is hit and injured in a rear end collision, in most cases the driver from behind failed to adjust their speed for a stop, failed to see the rider, or was distracted or impaired. Unfortunately, without the large protection of a car structure around them, motorcyclists are significantly more vulnerable to rear end accident injuries from a car. These accidents can result in the following:

  • Back injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Brain injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Nerve injuries
  • Paralysis
  • Orthopedic injuries
  • Internal organ damage
  • Amputation
  • Loss of eyesight or hearing
  • Chest and shoulder injuries
  • Burns
  • Road rash
  • Wrongful death, and
  • Many other serious personal injuries.

If you have been injured in a rear end motorcycle accident in California, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and damages. By calling an experienced Los Angeles rear end motorcycle accident lawyer, you can get the financial compensation you deserve by holding the other driver accountable. For more information and a FREE case review, contact us today at (888) 588-1777.  We are ready and willing to help.