Motorcyclists who have been rear-ended deserve to be treated fairly. They deserve to be compensated—just as any other motorist would—for the negligence of the drivers who hit them from behind and who fail to stop in time to prevent serious collisions.

But Motorcycle Rear-End Crashes Are Different From Rear-End Car Crashes

Motorcycle rear-end accidents may occur for similar reasons as rear end crashes that involve other vehicles. Those reasons include distracted drivers, drowsy drivers, drunk drivers, and other negligent drivers. However, the injuries that result when a rider is rear ended are often more significant than when another motorist is rear ended. riders who are hit from behind may suffer injuries such as:

  • Traumatic brain injuries.
  • Spinal cord injuries.
  • Broken bones.
  • Internal injuries.
  • Facial and dental injuries.
  • Road rash.
  • Amputations.
  • Other injuries requiring hospitalization, surgery, or extensive recovery times.

And each rider deserves to be compensated for all of the losses associated with this type of accident. Those losses may include past, current and future:

  • Medical expenses.
  • Lost income.
  • Out-of-pocket costs.
  • Physical pain and emotional suffering.

It may also include any other losses that were caused by the rear-end accident.

The Time to Take Action Is Now

You couldn’t have anticipated the significant injuries that you would suffer as you slowed down for traffic or stopped at a red light. You couldn’t have known that another driver would hit you from behind and rear-end you while you were riding your motorcycle.

But you can control what happens next.

Just because you were rear-ended does not mean that you can expect a fair recovery to be handed over to you. Instead, it is important to protect your recovery by:

  • Getting the medical care that you need and follow your doctor’s orders.
  • Being careful what you say to insurance adjusters and others about your accident.
  • Fighting for the recovery that you deserve.

Do not delay. Instead, start a live chat with us now and find out how to protect your future.

Jason F. Abraham
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Helping car accident and personal injury victims throughout Wisconsin, Illinois and Iowa since 1993.