If you are in a motorcycle accident, one of the most common reasons for being in one is because of a rear-end kind of accident. Unfortunately, these kinds of accidents are very common because many drivers on the road are not paying close enough attention to what is in front of them. The most common reasons for rear-end accidents involving motorcycles are:
- Not paying close enough attention
- Driving too fast
- Not properly maintaining the brakes or air pressure on the car
- Driving while texting or talking on the phone
- Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Driving too fast for conditions
It is a sad but unavoidable reality that many people drive while talking, texting, and browsing the Internet on their cellphones. This is the reason that many people while on motorcycles are rear-ended by cars, trucks, and SUVs. These larger vehicles often just do not have enough time between looking up from their cellphone and braking to avoid striking the person on the motorcycle in front of them. Other reasons include drivers not taking care of their car brakes so they can brake in time. And of course, living in Texas, there are always instances when the wet weather and wet roads contribute to cars who can’t stop in time for a rear-end accident.
COMMON REAR END MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT INJURIES
If you or a loved one has been rear-ended in a motorcycle accident, you may have suffered significant injuries that may or may not just heal on their own. Sometimes these injuries can be life-ending, and life-altering at the very least. The most common injuries are:
- Broken bones
- Road burn, including first, second, and third degree burns
- Knee, shoulder, and back injuries
After enduring a significant injury from being rear-ended on a motorcycle, you need to make sure you are getting the medical care you need to get better. The most common form of medical help you can get is of course a doctor, but even within this, there are subspecialties such as osteopaths, physiatrists, and other such specialists who can treat you. In addition, there are chiropractors, physical therapists, and massage therapists who can also treat you.
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HOW TO HELP YOUR REAR END MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT CASE
After being in a motorcycle accident, you might be wondering what you can do, if anything, to help your case. There are a few things you can do to help your case. Among them are making sure you get the necessary information from the driver who hit you. This would include things like the name and phone number, their insurance information, their address, make and model of car.
In regards to insurance information, what you need is their policy number and the name of the insurance company. It is also important to note when the policy went into effect and when it expires. Once we have the insurance information, we can find this out for you. Obviously, if you are so injured you are unable to do this, or if you are hospitalized, having a family, friend, or spouse who can do this can also be helpful. Finally, taking pictures of the scene, your motorcycle, the car or SUV that hit you, and your injuries can also be very helpful.