A wrongful death civil claim is not limited to fatal car accidents. In Massachusetts, this type of legal proceeding is appropriate whenever someone negligently or intentionally causes or contributes to the death of another individual. A fatal accident involving two dirt bikes has resulted in criminal charges in Plymouth.
The tragedy occurred last December. A man from Randolph, said to be 40 years old, was operating a dirt bike when he collided head on with a dirt bike operated by a 14-year-old local boy. The teenager, a student at Plymouth North High School, lost his life in the crash. Moreover, the older man apparently left the boy to fend for himself.