What You Should Know about Motorcycle Rollover Accidents
Rollover vehicle accidents are one of the most catastrophic types of crashes for injury victims, and motorcycle rollovers are no exception. In fact, motorcycle rollover accidents are often more devastating than other types of vehicle rollovers because of the lack of protection that a motorcycle provides to its driver and passenger. The experienced Nashville personal injury attorneys at Mitch Grissim & Associates recognize the serious nature of motorcycle rollover accidents and will fight for the compensation you deserve after a crash. To learn more, call or contact our office today to schedule a free evaluation of your case.
What is a Motorcycle Rollover Accident?
A motorcycle rollover accident occurs when an impact causes a motorcycle to rotate forwards or sideways, literally flipping the vehicle 180 degrees or more. Also known as being “tripped,” these crashes are causing by a substantial shift in momentum after being impacted at a point that allows the vehicle to flip over itself. Motorcycle rollover accidents can also be “untripped” if the cause of the rollover was due to a defect in design or manufacturing and not an impact with another vehicle.
Injuries in a Motorcycle Rollover
The injuries in this type of motorcycle accident are often more severe than other types of motorcycle crashes and also more deadly. Many of the injuries injure the head, face, neck, and spine of accident victims given the nature of a rollover crash. Some of the most common injuries seen in a motorcycle rollover accident include the following:
- Skull fracture
- Head injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Facial trauma
- Neck injuries
- Spinal cord damage
- Broken vertebrae
- Back injuries
- Fractured bones
- Nerve damage
- Internal organ damage
- Internal bleeding
- Amputation injuries
- Road rash and lacerations
Given the catastrophic nature of many of these injuries, it is critical that victims in motorcycle rollover accidents receive top tier legal representation to ensure full compensation for their injury claims.
Compensation for Motorcycle Rollover Accidents
Compensation for victims of motorcycle rollover accidents includes payment for all economic and noneconomic damages. Economic damages compensate for all out of pocket expenses like medical bills, property damage, lost wages, and the loss of future income and benefits. Noneconomic damages cover the victim’s pain and suffering, emotional distress, disability, disfigurement, and loss of enjoyment of life. Given the often permanent and debilitating nature of motorcycle rollover injuries, the noneconomic damages can often be substantial for victims that suffer lifelong disability and disfigurement from the crash.
In the worst cases, a motorcycle rollover accident is fatal for victims, and their family members can seek wrongful death compensation for their loss. This includes payment for all final medical expenses, funeral and burial costs, and for the loss of love, guidance, counsel, and support from the deceased.
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Would you like to learn more about compensation after a motorcycle rollover accident? If so, call or contact Mitch Grissim & Associates today to schedule a free consultation of your case now.