Bystander Injured In Accident at Lakeside Barona Oaks MX Off-Road Racing Facility Near Wildcat Canyon Road
LAKESIDE, CALIFORNIA (June 12, 2019) – A bystander and a motocross rider were injured in an accident the the Lakeside based Barona Oaks MX.
The Barona fire Department are saying that the accident took place when the motocross rider hit a bystander. The motocross rider in his 40’s had to be airlifted out of the area.
The bystander in his 60’s was transported by ambulance to the hospital. Barona Oaks MX is an 80-acre facility that allows riders to bring their own ATVs and motorcycles.
An investigation into the cause of the accident at Barona Oaks MX remains ongoing at this time.
Liability In Motocross Accidents
Motocross riders have a legal responsibility to take measures to prevent accidents. If a rider acted negligently and hit someone there is the possibility that they could be held liable. However, liability may extend beyond a single racer. Companies have a legal responsibility to take measures to protect bystanders from accidents.
According to the California Civil Code § 1714 subsection (a), “Everyone is responsible, not only for the result of his or her willful acts, but also for an injury occasioned to another by his or her want of ordinary care or skill in the management of his or her property or person, except so far as the latter has, willfully or by want of ordinary care, brought the injury upon himself or herself.” For example, a lack of safety barriers between riders and a crowd could potentially be a hazard.
Any person that is injured in an accident at a motocross facility may have the ability to recover damages. This could include money for medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering. A personal injury attorney can investigate all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are. Many victims will often not even realize the full extent of their injuries until several weeks after an accident.
Getting Help After An Accident At Barona Oaks MX
Have you or someone that you love been injured in an accident at Barona Oaks MX? Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have. We are committed to making sure that accident victims are getting all of the medical and financial support that they need to fully recover. Whether you need medical assistance after an accident or just have questions about your rights we are here for you. You can contact us anytime at (888) 888-9285.