St. Louis Rear End Motorcycle Accident Lawyers
When a motorcyclist is involved in a rear-end collision, the results are often catastrophic, even fatal.
Being involved in a motorcycle accident is often a very traumatic and life-changing experience. Rear end motorcycle collisions can be some of the most severe accidents a motorcyclist can be involved in. Not only can it be difficult to deal with physically, but it can also create a financial burden.
Motorcycle accidents happen for a number of reasons. They are often due to poor road and weather conditions, inattentive drivers, and other types of reckless or negligent driving.
When a cyclist is involved in a rear-end collision, the results are often catastrophic, even fatal. Those that survive, usually require long-term recovery. If you or a loved one have been the victim of a rear-end motorcycle accident, it is important to be well informed regarding your legal options.
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How Rear End Motorcycle Accidents Occur
A rear-end collision occurs when a driver of an automobile hits the back end of the motorcycle in front of him. There are a number of situations that may cause this type of accident. Most often it is because the automobile driver is driving too closely to, or is tailgating, the motorcycle. If the motorcyclists slows down or stops suddenly, the automobile driver cannot stop quickly enough. Also, if the vehicle driver is texting, talking on a cell phone or is distracted in some other way, they may hit the rear end of the motorcycle because they weren’t paying attention.
Victims of this type of motorcycle accident will often need to take time off from work to recover. They may have many medical expenses to pay. These situations are unexpected and can be overwhelming. This can place a great burden upon the victim and his or her family.
Types of Injuries
In a crash between a car and motorcycle, it is the motorcycle rider who typically suffers the worst injuries. In a rear end accident, the motorcyclist is often thrown to the ground, or ejected off of their motorcycle. They could potentially land in the pathway of another vehicle. Head trauma, spinal cord injuries, broken bones and other types of neck and back injuries are common. Any one of these situations could be fatal.
Motorcycle Accident Lawsuits
The amount of compensation that may be obtained through a lawsuit varies. The final award will depend on the severity of the victim’s injuries, the amount of lost wages, the medical bills that have been incurred and how responsibility for the motorcycle accident is calculated.
Under both Missouri and Illinois law, motorcycle accident injury victims may seek compensation for:
- Past and future medical bills and healthcare expenses
- The costs of long-term nursing care
- Wages lost as a result of another’s negligence
- The pain and suffering caused by the intentional or negligent act of a careless person
St. Louis Rear End Motorcycle Accidents
If you feel that you or someone you love has a motorcycle accident case, contact the St. Louis motorcycle accident lawyers at the Zevan and Davidson Law Firm today. We have represented motorcycle accident victims in St. Louis, Missouri and Illinois since 1991. We have recovered millions of dollars on behalf of our clients.
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