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A dirt bike accident can occur because the rider was operating the bike recklessly. In this sort of situation, the dirt bike rider is at fault for their own injuries. However, dirt bike accidents can be caused by another rider. That other rider may ride aggressively, taking a blind corner at high speeds, or engaging in other risky behavior.

Can I File a Lawsuit If Another Rider Caused My Injuries?

Yes. A plaintiff may file a negligence claim against another rider who they believed cause their injuries. Negligence is the theory of exercising care an ordinary person would under similar or same circumstances. In other words, if the reckless rider engaged in risky behavior on a bike, and that risky behavior led to the accident, then the rider would be liable for the accident.

What Must I Prove to Win a Negligence Lawsuit?

In order to have a successful negligence lawsuit, the plaintiff must prove specific elements:

  • Duty
  • Breach of duty
  • Cause
  • Damages

What Are Injuries That Can Result from a Dirt Bike Accident?

Dirt bike accident injuries can include:

  • Cranial bleeding
  • Compound fractures
  • Paralysis
  • Broken vertebrae
  • Deep puncture wounds
  • Facial injuries
  • Lacerated internal organs
  • Severe concussions
  • Broken wrists
  • Broken ankles
  • Broken legs
  • Broken back
  • Closed head injuries

Do I Have a Case If the Bike Was Defective?

An injured dirt bike rider may be able to sue the manufacturer, distributor, or designer of the bike if a defect present in the bike was the cause of the accident. A defective product is any product that causes injury to an individual because of a defect present in the:

  • Labeling
  • Design
  • Manufacturing

To have a successful claim, a plaintiff must show:

  • The dirt bike had an unreasonably dangerous defect
  • The defect caused the injury while the bike was being used in the way it was intended by the manufacturer or designer
  • The plaintiff had not changed or altered the bike since purchasing it

Do I Need a Lawyer Regarding My Dirt Bike Accident?

Yes. It is best to contact a personal injury lawyer about your accident. The lawyer will evaluate the accident and injuries and tell you how to proceed. 

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Last Modified: 03-24-2017 03:00 PM PDT

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