Dirt bike riding might not be for everyone, but the activity has many enthusiasts who take to the trails. Experienced dirt bike riders likely realize that it comes with risks. Those who participate in dirt bike racing could suffer a terrible injury after a bad turn. Even those who don’t compete may face dangers on a treacherous California track or trail.
Dirt bike injuries
Certain injuries repeatedly appear when dirt bike accidents occur. Some accidents lead to minor problems, such as sprains and bruises. Other mishaps might lead to a torn knee, broken bones, a concussion, or worse. A rider could die in a bad dirt bike incident.
In 2019, 4,733 motorcyclists lost their lives in collision, and 61 deaths involved off-road riders. Such figures should concern anyone riding a motorcycle, dirt bike or scooter. At the very least, riders may wish to put safety first to avoid becoming a statistic.
Reasons for injuries
The aftermath of dirt bike and motorcycle accidents may result in an investigation. The review may reveal negligence factored into the crash. For example, a police toxicology report could show the rider was under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of the crash.
Dirt bike riders who speed or perform dangerous tricks might put themselves and others in harm’s way. Not paying attention to spectators and disregarding their safety could be an egregious example of recklessness.
Of course, dirt bike and motorcycle riders could be victims of negligence, too. If a truck driver commits a moving violation and knocks a dirt bike rider off the bike, the truck driver could face a negligence claim. So might any technicians who performed a poor repair job if the shoddy work factored into a collision.