Why are Rear-End Collisions with Motorcycles so Common?

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Why are Rear-End Collisions with Motorcycles so Common?

The most common type of vehicle accident is a “fender bender.” While this type of accident between two cars is usually considered minor, a fender bender can kill a motorcyclist. If a motorcyclist is rear-ended, he may be thrown from the bike into other traffic lanes or crushed between two cars. The following factors make motorcyclists more vulnerable to rear-end collisions.


Distracted Driving

While tailgating or driving too fast can be to blame, often, the driver at fault was distracted by a phone call or text.


Motorist primarily scan for other cars and trucks. It can be difficult to pick out a motorcycle in a crowd when you are not specifically looking for one. This often exposes bikers to serious rear-end accidents.

Braking power

The braking power of a motorcycle is substantially greater than a larger vehicle. A car takes about ten car lengths to stop, however, a motorcycle can stop in a fraction of that time due to its light weight. If a motorcycle stops short, a car or truck will have a very difficult time braking in time, even while following at a safe distance.


Regardless of the reason, rear-end collisions involving motorcycles are extremely dangerous, and they often result in serious injuries. If you have been injured in a rear-end motorcycle collision in North Carolina or South Carolina, Karney Law can help you get the compensation that you deserve for your injuries. Set up a free consultation today by calling our office at 877-376-7982 or filling out our easy online contact form.

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