A mountain biker was injured when she flew over heh handlebars and landed face-first. This type of accident is common in mountain biking and typically occurs because the rider will hit the front tire against a root or large object while leaning forward on the bike. The result is the biker going over the handlebars and landing on his face. The impact will force the neck back and often leads to a cervical fracture and/or disc herniation.
In this case the woman claims she was riding on a “raised apparatus” and fell off.
The woman was injured while riding at quiet waters Park in Deerfield beach, and sued Broward County for her injuries. She settled the case for $17,500.00. I am not familiar with this case, but see no liability on the part of the county, unless there was a hidden danger that she was not warned about, or if the “raised apparatus” was not properly maintained.
Mark Kaire has been practicing law in Miami for nearly 30 years. He is dedicated to helping the injured people of Miami receive compensation. Mr. Kaire has been blogging on Miami’s legal issues for many years.