Motorcycle Rollover Accidents
Motorcycle collisions always put the rider at risk of suffering serious injuries, but some crash types are far more dangerous than others. Motorcycle rollover accidents can be some of the most devastating that a rider will face. Because the motorcycle does not provide the rider with the same infrastructure and protection from the elements as a passenger vehicle, the rider is completely exposed during the rollover. A Massachusetts motorcycle accident attorney at our firm is available to represent victims of rollover crashes, and assist them in seeking the compensation that they deserve from the driver who caused their harm. Our team of hardworking legal professionals will handle many aspects of your claim, such as gathering evidence and negotiating with insurance companies on your behalf.Common Causes of Motorcycle Rollover Accidents
There are many potential causes of a motorcycle rollover accident, including traveling at a high speed and making a sudden maneuver. If the rider loses control of the bike, it can roll many times before coming to a stop. A rider may lose control of the bike when trying to avoid being struck by another vehicle operated by a careless driver. This can also take place when the motorcycle is struck by another vehicle, sending the bike rolling off the road. Motorcycle accidents also happen commonly at intersections when a vehicle does not see a motorcycle entering the intersection, even if the motorcycle has the right-of-way. Drunk drivers, distracted drivers, and aggressive drivers are some of the common culprits behind motorcycle accidents.
Debris on the roadway can also cause a rider to lose control of the bike and roll. This is commonly referred to as a tripping accident because the bike trips over something on the roadway, causing it to flip over. Finally, design or manufacturing defects with the motorcycle may also cause it to roll, or cause the bike to malfunction and the rider to lose control.Pursuing the Compensation You Deserve
In a motorcycle accident lawsuit, an injured rider can recover damages from a defendant if he or she can show that the defendant did not drive with the ordinary care and skill that a prudent driver would have demonstrated when facing a similar situation on the road. A prudent driver is cautious, drives with due care, and obeys traffic signs, for example. Things like drunk driving or distracted driving are examples of a driver who is operating his or vehicle without due care. The plaintiff must also show that he or she probably would not have been injured but for the defendant’s carelessness or recklessness behind the wheel. A dedicated motorcycle accident lawyer can help you gather evidence in support of your claims.
The injuries that are sustained in a motorcycle accident are often severe, and can include broken bones, traumatic brain injuries, rashes, and disfigurement. It is important that an injured victim seek the compensation that he or she needs to cover the expenses associated with their harm. There are many categories of damages that a rider can recover after a motorcycle rollover accident. Common examples include amounts for past and future estimated medical bills, lost wages, reduced earning capacity, loss of enjoyment of life, and a loss of consortium claim for the victim’s spouse. If the accident leads to the loss of the rider’s life, surviving family members can bring a wrongful death claim against the driver of the other vehicle to recover compensation for funeral and burial expenses, as well as the loss of their loved one’s companionship, society, and support.Compassionate Motorcycle Accident Lawyer in Massachusetts
Although no amount of money can truly compensate you for the pain and stress of an injury accident, it can provide critical help in terms of coping with the financial impact. A skilled Massachusetts attorney at our firm is available to serve clients in areas around Boston, Cambridge, Somerville, Waltham, Lowell, Norwood, Newton, Quincy, Dedham, Brookline, and Peabody. To schedule a free and confidential consultation, call our office now at 1-800-262-9200 or contact us online to get started.