The Oxford Dictionary defines BMXing as ‘the organised racing of robust bicycles on a dirt-track or cross-country course’. The BMX, or bicycle motocross, is typically used to perform daring stunts and ride challenging ground.
In activities such as these, adventure/adrenaline sports, you expect to experience a level of sport-related injury. Slips, trips and falls while riding and other cycling-related accidents do occur. However, due to the nature of the sport, these can vary in severity and can lead to critical injuries.
Common BMX accident injuries:
- Internal bleeding
- Lacerations and bruising
- Sprains and strains
Specific injuries for BMXers include, but are not limited to, blunt force trauma and broken collar bones. Typically, critical injuries are most likely to be located in the head, neck and back, while less severe BMX-related injuries are usually confined to the elbows and lower body.
Who is to blame for your BMX accident?
When you take part in competitions, use public areas to practise or are involved in BMX training, for example, you have a right to expect that these public facilities and events are safe. Should you experience a BMX accident that you believe could have been prevented if adequate measures had been taken, it may be that there is someone liable for the harm you have suffered.
Depending on your individual case this could be a park owner, the local council or a sports coordinator, for example. A law firm can help you determine who is at fault and whether it is worth pursuing personal injury compensation for your accident in public.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you have been injured in a sport-related accident that you believe wasn’t your fault, you may be able to claim personal injury compensation for the harm you have suffered.
Our nationwide team of specialists and legal professionals work around the clock with the primary aim of recovering the compensation you are entitled to for any harm you have suffered.
Our Freephone helpline operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for your convenience. Accident Advice Helpline offers a free initial consultation, in which you are able to discuss the details of your accident on the road.
Text “claim365” to 88010 today to take the first steps in processing your personal injury claim. Texts will be charged at your standard network rate. Alternatively call 0800 689 0500 for your free initial consultation, with no obligation to proceed.
Date Published: September 30, 2014
Author: Accident Advice