If you have been injured in a dirt bike accident, you can bring a lawsuit for the injuries you have suffered due to another’s negligence.

Are there legal requirements for riding a dirt bike on the road?

Just like any other motor vehicle or motorcycle, operating a dirt bike on a public road in New York State requires complying with certain regulations that include registering the dirt bike with the Department of Motor Vehicles, carrying insurance, inspecting the dirt bike annually, having a visible license plate, and following the vehicle traffic laws.

Are there off-road vehicle bans in the Greater Capital Region?

Many of our cities and towns have enacted specific laws targeting off-road vehicles like dirt bikes and ATVs to help reduce the number of injuries that have been occurring on their public roads caused by those vehicles. Recently, a young woman was critically injured in an accident caused by a dirt bike that was operated illegally on a public street in Albany. In 2021, the City of Albany, passed a local law making it illegal to operate such vehicles on streets, sidewalks, or public parks. This law not only prohibits riding in these areas but also imposes increased repossession fees for violators. The Town of Colonie also has an off-road vehicle ban in place.

How do I bring a lawsuit for my injuries?

If you believe that someone else’s negligence or violation of traffic laws contributed to your injuries, you may have grounds for a personal injury lawsuit.

In such cases, it is essential to consult with qualified attorneys who specialize in personal injury law. At LaMarche Safranko Law, we will assess the details of your case, advise you on your legal rights, and guide you through the process of seeking compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages resulting from the accident.

Call (844) RECOVER for a free consultation.