A 10-year-old died after a dirt bike he was riding on crashed into a BMW M-5. The child was not wearing any protective equipment at the time of the crash. The police say the dirt bike driver failed to stop at an intersection immediately before the crash.
A dirt bike, trail bike or off-road bike, is a lightweight motorcycle designed for trails and dirt roads. Dirt bikes are becoming extremely popular and are often used by young riders participating in motocross, a competitive form of dirt bike racing. This type of sport is extremely dangerous. Riders need to wear proper dirt bike protection, including protective gloves, elbow, knee and wrist pads, a chest protector, goggles and a helmet.
Annually, hundreds of teens and children die and many more get injured in accidents involving dirt bikes. Children 16 and younger account for more than 70 percent of the dirt bike accident-related injuries. Dirt bikes can be very dangerous because riders are usually young and can ride recklessly. Dirt bike riding culture encourages aggressive riding, maneuvers, jumping and stunts. In addition, many riders fail to inspect and maintain their dirt bikes. In most cases, riders are not old enough to carry a driver's license, and many dirt bike riders are as young as three.
Serious injuries such as head trauma, internal head injury, TBI, neck injury, fractures and contusions are common for dirt bike accident injuries. If you or a loved one has been injured in a Pennsylvania dirt bike accident, you may be entitled to receive compensation for medical costs, pain and suffering and other losses. The Lassen Law Firm, Philadelphia personal injury lawyers, represents families who have lost a loved one in dirt bike accidents. Families of fatal dirt bike accident victims may file a wrongful death action against all liable parties and recover money damages. At the Lassen Law Firm, our wrongful death attorneys understand that even though no amount of money can compensate for your loss, financial recovery can pay for the medical, funeral and other expenses associated with the dirt bike accident-related injuries.