The Dangers of Rear-End Accidents for Motorcyclists

The Dangers of Rear-End Accidents for Motorcyclists

When riding a motorcycle, it’s important to understand the dangers of rear-end accidents for motorcyclists. The term “rear-ender” is frequently used when one vehicle rear-ends another. And whether a vehicle is moving at a slow or fast speed, rear-end crashes are one of the most dangerous and frequently catastrophic incidents for motorcyclists. In this article, we will be sharing some insight into the dangers of rear-end accidents for motorcyclists.

Common Injuries Resulting from Motorcycle Rear-End Collisions

Devastating injuries may occur whether a biker is in the front or back of a rear-end collision. The back of the motorcycle is frequently sent upward when a motorcyclist is struck from behind, pushing the rider forward off the bike and toward the ground. Even if the biker is wearing a helmet, this can still result in catastrophic damage to the head, face, jaw, and teeth. The motorcyclist risks breaking or shattering bones if they react by reaching their arms out.

If the cyclist rear-ends another vehicle, the fast velocity loss could force a rider to tumble off the bike and onto the car. Many people may bounce off the automobile and crash on the ground, creating multiple impact points and countless traumatic injuries. Some of these injuries can include broken bones, spinal cord injuries, and neck and back injuries.

Rear-End Collision Common Causes

The injuries in a rear-end motorbike accident can be so severe and may require expensive care. This is why it’s important to recognize when someone else is to blame for the accident. Here are a few common causes of rear-end collisions:

  • Distracted driving
  • Drunk driving
  • Aggressive driving
  • Fatigued driving
  • Sudden braking for no reason
  • Illegal lane changes
  • Brake lights that do not work


Motorcycle riding brings a sense of freedom for many. However, there are inherent risks that come with riding a motorbike. If you want to know more about this topic, read our recent blog on Motorcycle Safety On Tennessee Roads.

If you or a family member has been involved in a motorcycle accident, contact our Nashville-based office at 615-244-2111 for a free and confidential consultation. Our law firm works on a contingency basis. Unless we reach a settlement or jury verdict award on your behalf, there is no fee.

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