Jackson, MS Rear-End Motorcycle Accidents
Injury Lawyers Advocating for Motor Vehicle Wreck Victims in Jackson
All motorcycle collisions are capable of injuring the motorcyclist involved, including crashes in which a motorcyclist is rear-ended by another vehicle. When the crash is a rear-end motorcycle collision, the rear-ended motorcyclist can be thrown off his or her bike and sustain serious injuries, including road rash, skull fractures, biker’s arm, spinal cord injuries, broken bones, head trauma, and more. If you have suffered injuries from a rear-end motorcycle accident in Hinds County, you may be able to bring a lawsuit against the responsible driver with the assistance of one of the Jackson motorcycle accident attorneys at Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz. As a large regional personal injury law firm of 30+ lawyers and 120+ support staff members, we not only pride ourselves on utilizing ample resources for our clients’ benefit and the ability to provide our clients with one-on-one attention, but also the 25+ years of experience we bring to the table with every case.
Hazards of Rear-End Motorcycle Accidents
When it comes to rear-end motorcycle crashes, the drivers who have rear-ended a motorcyclist tend to stop after the initial impact, but the already bad situation can often be exacerbated if the motorcyclist is driving drunk. For example, let us say that there is a motorcyclist traveling on Interstate 20 near the Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport, located at 100 International Drive, Jackson, Mississippi 39208. Behind him is a drunk driver who is speeding. Before the motorcyclist can react, the drunk driver rear-ends him at a high rate of speed, thus throwing him off of his motorcycle.
While not all rear-end collisions involving motorcycles end with the motorcyclist getting run over, most of them end with the motorcyclist suffering severe injuries – the kind of injuries that will have you immediately transported to a nearby hospital in Hinds County, such as Merit Health Hospital – located at 1850 Chadwick Drive, Jackson, Mississippi 39204. To improve your chances of recovering compensatory damages for your injuries and losses, you should consider hiring a skilled lawyer in the Jackson area who can assert your legal rights and defend you against accusations of comparative fault that the defense may try to make.
Under Mississippi law, the plaintiff has the burden of proof when pursuing compensation, so in order to recover economic and non-economic damages for your losses and injuries, you must establish the other driver’s negligence by showing that the defendant breached a duty of reasonable care that they owed you, which resulted in you sustaining injuries. The damages you may be awarded once liability has been established are affected by the nature and severity of your injuries and losses, so it is important to obtain the documentation of your injuries from the medical facility where you had your injuries treated.
The NST Attorneys of Jackson Can Guide You Through the Legal Process
Victims of rear-end motorcycle accidents can be left with injuries that can render them physically weakened and unable to live independently. Assisted living services and add-ons to one’s home, e.g. ramps and handles, can be costly, and at Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz, we believe that victims should be fairly compensated for their injuries and losses caused by others. Contact us today by calling us toll-free at 800-529-4004 or by completing our online form to schedule a free consultation with a motorcycle crash attorney. Let us show you why NST is the way to go.