Strong Legal Representation for Dirt Bike Accident Victims
A dirt bike is a rugged, lightweight motorcycle designed for trails or dirt roads. Sometimes called a trail bike or off-road bike, these vehicles can be thrilling, but also dangerous. If you or a loved one have been injured in a dirt bike accident, the attorneys at San Diego Injury Lawyer can provide strong representation and secure the money you need to heal. Accident victims in the San Diego, CA, area have been trusting lead counsel Kerry Steigerwalt and our team with their claims for over 30 years.
Dirt Bike Injuries
Fractures and contusions are common injuries an off-road rider sustains, according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC). Nearly 17% of injuries involve the head or neck, 47% of which involved an internal head injury, per CDC statistics. Other common injuries are bruises and lacerations, and sprains to the wrist and ankles. Biker’s knee is also a problem due to the impact of landing on the bike from a jump, causing injury to the ligaments around the knee.
Causes of Dirt Bike Injuries
Despite precautions a responsible driver takes to avoid injury, there remain hazards outside of a dirt bike driver’s control that elevates their risk for harm.
Other Careless Drivers
When riding on a track or on trails, other dirt bike drivers may not follow basic safety precautions, putting you in jeopardy of collision. Additionally, dirt bikers who take to the roadways stand the chance of meeting catastrophe with a car or truck that is driven by someone not paying attention, or otherwise driving carelessly.
Driving under the Influence
This is one of the most prevalent causes of vehicular injuries and fatalities, and dirt bike riders are not immune to this epidemic. If another driver is under the influence and causes an accident, he or she may be forced to pay compensation to victims.
Defective Design or Device
A dirt bike with a design flaw, or one not manufactured properly, can cause the bike to malfunction. If this happens while riding, it can put the driver in danger, and the manufacturer may be held liable for related injuries.
Racing facilities have a duty to maintain their premises, including their trails, in good condition. Failure to do so can cause harm to drivers. In such instance, the facility operator may be held responsible for damages.
What An Attorney Can Do
If you have suffered an injury in a dirt bike accident because of someone’s carelessness, you have rights to legal action. An attorney can draw upon relevant evidence and present it in a manner that makes the strongest case for maximum compensation. An experienced dirt bike accident lawyer will have an in depth understanding of personal injury law, vehicular accidents, and the particular nature of dirt bike cases. Trying to make a case for yourself without this in depth knowledge and legal skill, especially while coping with injuries, makes it unlikely you will secure the full amount of damages you are due.
By law, injured riders may be compensated for:
- Ambulance and emergency room costs
- Medical expenses
- Physical therapy
- Lost wages
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
An experienced attorney can make the strongest case possible for you, helping you seek the maximum compensation you are entitled to for you injuries.
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San Diego Injury Lawyer is here to put their decades of personal injury experience to work for you. Call us today at (619) 272-4028 for your free case review, or send us a message online. An experienced attorney can make the strongest case possible for you, helping you seek the maximum compensation you are entitled to for you injuries.