Have You or a Loved One Been Rear-ended While on a Motorcycle?
Motorcycle rear-end collisions can be some of the most tragic of accidents. A motorcycle rider can be very cautious and skilled and take all the necessary precautions, but there is almost nothing any rider can do to prevent a rear-end collision. And, given the lack of protection for motorcycle riders, it’s not surprising that approximately 80% percent of motorcycle accidents end in death or injury while only 20% percent of car accidents are anywhere near as serious.
Most rear-end collisions with motorcycles occur at intersections. This typically occurs when a motorcycle is stopped at a red light or stop sign and the automobile driver is pulling up behind. The car driver may not be paying enough attention or, because of the motorcycle’s smaller size, the car driver may simply fail to notice the motorcycle at all. In many cases, the driver of the car fails to judge the speed and distance when coming up behind the motorcycle and does not allow enough stopping time. If the car is going too fast, it will hit the motorcycle from behind.
In this scenario, the rider is likely to be thrown from the motorcycle and, if the speed was great enough, the motorcycle can be pushed forward into oncoming traffic. After this sort of impact, the biker often suffers serious injuries and may die.
If you or a loved one were rear-ended by a negligent driver who failed to stop in time at a red light, you need an experienced attorney to protect your rights. During this difficult time, it is important to have a knowledgeable lawyer on your side to conduct an investigation and deal with the insurance companies
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Since 1989, Goldberg & Osborne has been providing its clients experienced legal representation in a wide variety of personal injury cases, including motorcycle accidents.
Your no obligation initial consultation is free and in most instances, your case can be started over the phone and through email. In addition, we will take your case on a contingency basis, which means you pay nothing up front. You only pay if we win.
Our team of experienced motorcycle accident lawyers is prepared to assess your claim and can be reached 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at (800) 863-3074 or SUBMIT A SHORT AND SIMPLE CASE FORM HERE. To preserve your legal rights to compensation, call now.