Determining Liability After a Mountain Biking Accident in New Mexico

by | Jan 5, 2023 | Injuries | 0 comments

New Mexico offers citizens and visitors beautiful places to mountain bike. However, this activity can be dangerous and comes with the risk of collisions and falls. If you have suffered injuries while mountain biking due to someone else’s negligence, you have the right to pursue financial compensation for your losses. Our experienced lawyers at Dominguez Law allow you to prioritize your recovery by handling every aspect of your claim, including identifying a liable party and gathering evidence to prove their negligence.

After a mountain biking accident, you may not remember who or what caused your accident due to shock or how quickly the incident occurred. We will listen to your story and gather essential details to determine whose negligent behavior directly caused your injuries. Our professional lawyers are known for their top-tier litigation services and will fight tirelessly to ensure a successful outcome. With our extensive knowledge and years of experience, we can answer all your questions and support you every step of the way.

Who Could Be Liable for a New Mexico Mountain Biking Accident?

After a mountain biking accident, we can help you determine whose negligence caused your injuries. Depending on the facts of your case, liable parties may include the following:

Another Cyclist

When biking on a trail, bicyclists owe those around them a duty to care for their safety. If another cyclist neglects this duty by disregarding signs or riding their bike recklessly, they may be responsible for the accident and your injuries.

Property Owner

A property owner is responsible for keeping their land safe. If you fall while mountain biking due to a poorly maintained trail or lack of signage, the property owner may be liable. This may be a private owner or a government agency.


Perhaps your biking accident resulted from a defective part on your bike, or another cyclist or driver crashed due to a malfunctioning part. In this case, the manufacturer may be liable for the accident.

Off-Road Driver

An off-road driver might be liable for the accident if they failed to follow safety measures, like speeding or not turning on their headlights. This reckless behavior breaches their duty to drive safely and carefully.

How to Prove Fault in a New Mexico Mountain Biking Accident

As the victim of a mountain biking accident, you carry a responsibility called the burden of proof. This means you have to present evidence that confirms the following:

  • The liable party owed you a duty to act carefully
  • They neglected this duty and behaved recklessly
  • This negligence directly caused your injuries and damages

You can take steps after the accident to protect your rights and strengthen your claim to receive a fair settlement. These steps may include the following:

  • Taking pictures and videos of the scene and your injuries
  • Seeking immediate medical attention
  • Writing down witness information
  • Documenting any exchanged information
  • Requesting a copy of the police report

We can also obtain essential information, like medical records, witness testimony, and video footage. Our diligent lawyers do everything they can to make your claim as solid as possible so you have the best chance of a positive result. Insurance companies often try to offer unfair settlements, but with our unmatched litigation skills, you can avoid accepting a lowball offer.

Reach Out to a Trusted New Mexico Bicycle Accident Attorney at Dominguez Law

Dealing with the legal process after suffering injuries in a mountain biking accident can be overwhelming. Fortunately, you do not have to do it alone. Our Spanish-speaking legal team at Dominguez Law handles every aspect of bicycle accident claims so that you can take the time you need to recover. With years of experience and honed litigation skills, you can rely on us to provide the highest-quality legal services. 

We always put you first from start to finish, so you can meet your unique goals. Our managing partner, Paul M. Dominguez, believes in balancing aggressive advocacy with a compassionate approach to get to the heart of your case and fight for you. We value your well-being above all else, so you can rest assured you are in the best hands. To schedule a free consultation, call (505) 850-5854 or fill out our contact form.