WAS YOUR BIKE STRUCK FROM BEHIND?
As a motorcycle rider, you already know that nothing quite compares to the speed, agility, and exhilaration of riding a motorcycle. Unfortunately, in a day and age when distracted driving has reached unprecedented levels, motorcycle riders are at more risk than ever before.
Even when you wear a DOT approved helmet, and top-of-the-line safety gear, sometimes no amount of defensive driving can prevent you from being rear-ended by a negligent driver who claims that they “didn’t see you,” or that you “came out of nowhere.” If your motorcycle was rear-ended, contact me, Mark A. Epstein, Attorney at Law.
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ABOUT REAR-END ACCIDENTS
A rear-end collision occurs when the front end of a vehicle collides with the rear of another vehicle. Rear-end accidents, whether they involve two motor vehicles, or an automobile and a motorcycle are usually caused by: panic stops, tailgating, distracted driving, aggressive driving, fatigued driving, and drunk driving.
For insurance purposes, the driver in the rear is almost always considered to be at-fault because he or she failed to leave a long enough stopping distance. While a rear-end collision at low speeds may only result in minor whiplash injuries when two automobiles are involved, everything changes when it’s a motorcycle being rear-ended.
Due to the sheer forces involved, when a motorcycle is struck from behind, it can send the motorcyclist flying through the air, only to tumble on the hard pavement or strike a tree or vehicle before coming to rest on the ground. In such cases, the motorcyclist can suffer from serious, life-threatening injuries, including but not limited to:
MARYLAND AND VIRGINIA MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT ATTORNEY
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), data shows that motorcyclists are 27 times more likely to die in a traffic accident than occupants of cars and trucks, and they are 6 times more likely to be injured, thus, if you were injured in a rear-end accident, you need to have the best legal representation you can find.
As a Maryland and Virginia personal injury lawyer, I can handle the claims process for you. This allows you to reduce your stress and have peace of mind knowing that I am pursuing maximum compensation on your behalf.