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Motorcycle Accidents Involving Sudden Stops

By Jackson Reed on April 29, 2018

Motorcycle accidentMany people are drawn to motorcycles because of the feeling of freedom they provide. There is something about riding down the road and feeling the sun and wind all around. Unfortunately, the freedom that motorcycles provide is the same thing that makes the risk of injury or death so high in the event of a motorcycle accident. 

Motorcycle accidents can lead to catastrophic injuries or wrongful death because they typically cause the rider to be thrown from the bike. The risk of ejection is particularly high in a motorcycle accident involving sudden stops. 

Motorcycle accidents and sudden stops have affected our clients in the Katy, TX, Richmond, TX, and Sugarland, TX areas, causing physical, emotional, and financial damages. When an accident is caused by another driver on the road, that person should be held accountable for losses. The experienced motorcycle accident attorneys at Reed & Terry Law Firm will fight for victims of motorcycle accidents to ensure they are compensated for all losses related to an accident.

Injuries in a Sudden Stop Motorcycle Accident

Sudden stops are the leading cause of rear-end automobile accidents. When a rear-end accident involves two equally sized vehicles, property damage and injuries can certainly still occur, but they are unlikely to be as grave as the injuries in a sudden stop motorcycle accident. 

In a sudden stop motorcycle accident, it is highly likely that the motorcycle will cartwheel, or turn end-over-end. This can occur whether a motorcycle runs into another vehicle from behind, or if the motorcycle is the vehicle that is struck from behind. When a motorcycle flips, the rider will be thrown from the bike. Statistics show that the risk of fatalities, permanent injuries, or disfigurement is extremely high in this type of accident. 

Common injuries in a sudden stop motorcycle accident include:

  • Head injuries
  • Brain trauma
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Paralysis
  • Facial disfigurement
  • Broken bones

Determining Liability

In most cases, liability in a sudden stop motorcycle accident is assigned to the driver at the rear end of the collision. However, there are cases in which there are exceptions to this rule. 

Whether you are a motorcyclist who has been struck from behind, or a rider who struck another vehicle from behind due to another driver’s sudden and unexpected stop, it is extremely important to seek the counsel of an experienced motorcycle accident attorney. 

The attorneys at Reed & Terry Law Firm can gather the evidence that is necessary to prove liability in your accident. Further, our experienced attorneys fight to obtain maximum compensation for any damages they may be due, including medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. 

Contact Us

If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a motorcycle accident, the experienced attorneys at Reed & Terry Law Firm are here to help. Our lawyers will fight to ensure you get the compensation you are due for any related damages. To discuss the details of your case and learn more about your legal rights, contact us at your earliest convenience.

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