World Superbike Racer
Join Date: Nov 2013
I Ride: 1200CC Pikes Peak
Regarding sports, it is a general rule that every participant who is involved in a personal accident is responsible for their own damages. So, if your playing football, and you are tackled, and break an arm or worse, it is part of the game.
The exception to this rule, is if someone is breaking the rules, or worse acts in such a way that would negligently cause harm or damages to another.
In the example you indicated, the person causing the accident did not follow the rules, and was riding in a class he was not qualified to ride in, and did not sign the waiver..... As a general example, this person could be considered negligent in court, depending on a bunch of other factors. If you had gotten his information, the person who lost his bike may have been able to recover from that person or his insurance policy if he could prove the above cited negligence.
If you don't pay for a track day, you get in the track and cause harm to a participant you should be held accountable for your actions!
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