Family of 5-Year-Old Motocross Rider Files North Carolina Wrongful Death Lawsuit

July 23, 2008, by Michael A. DeMayo

In North Carolina, the parents of 5-year-old Cody Fidler are suing the owners of Parker Valley Motocross Track in Cleveland County for his wrongful death.

Fidler died of neck trauma last year while at the park when an older biker crashed into him. The North Carolina wrongful death lawsuit accuses the park owners and promoters of negligence for allowing a more experienced rider on the track while Cody was there. The 5-year-old died after a 10-year-old on a larger motorcycle hit him. The track is now closed. Cody’s parents are also suing for deceptive trade practices and emotional distress.

Trauma occurs when an external force forcefully or violently impacts the body. There are three kinds of trauma:

Penetrating trauma: Injury occurs when an object penetrates the body.

Acceleration/deceleration trauma: The body in motion strikes another (moving/still) object, which results in the tearing of stretching of body tissues.

Blunt Trauma: Force of impact causes body tissue compression.

Three kinds of collisions that can happen during a crash:

• Body v. whatever it contacts
• Vehicle v. whatever it contacts
• Body v. body

If someone you love has died due to trauma injuries in a motocross accident, car accident, motorcycle accident, or truck accident resulting from the negligence of another party, you may be entitled to wrongful death compensation.

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Related Web Resource:

Our Experience With Motocross Accidents In Children: Patterns Of Injuries & Outcomes,


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