Snowmobiling can be a fun wintertime activity. It can also serve as an essential source of transportation in rural communities impacted by heavy snowfall.
Like any motor vehicle, snowmobiles should be operated with caution and attentiveness. Snowmobile riders should operate their vehicles in consideration of the safety of others at all times.
Many snowmobile accidents are single-rider incidents. In fact, 80% of the country’s deadly snowmobile accidents are single-vehicle events. Unfortunately, when people ride their snowmobiles in otherwise negligent manners, they can easily cause accidents in which other people may be injured.
Accidents can happen when negligent snowmobile riders prioritize their own fun and enjoyment over the safety of others, especially by operating their dangerous vehicles under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. Sadly, across the country, alcohol and/or drugs factor into more than half of fatal snowmobile accidents. Other examples of wrongful behaviours that could cause serious snowmobile accidents include:
Snowmobile accidents can have serious consequences, culminating in fatalities or severe, life-changing injuries. If a negligent snowmobile rider fails to fulfill the duty of care they are legally obligated to provide the people around them, innocent, unsuspecting snowmobilers, skiers, hikers, and other trail-users could be severely injured.
No one expects to be seriously injured while engaging in a recreational activity, nor do they anticipate how quickly their lives can be changed because of someone else’s negligence. Injured snowmobile accident victims often incur significant financial losses related to medical treatment, attendant care, lifestyle adjustments, ambulatory assistive equipment, prescriptions, psychological counseling, physical therapy costs, and other essential injury-related expenses.
Anyone who operates a snowmobile in this province must have liability insurance. Therefore, if you were injured in a snowmobile accident caused by a negligent rider, their insurance policy should cover the costs associated with their injuries.
Unfortunately, insurance providers do not always make it easy for injured accident survivors to get the coverage they deserve. Negligence in snowmobile accident claims can be particularly difficult to prove, as – unlike accidents on public roads or highways – there is often a lack of available evidence to rely on, such as dashcam or traffic security camera footage. This being the case, insurance providers may subject an injured victim’s claim to undeserved scrutiny or deny it altogether.
By working with our Airdrie snowmobile accident lawyers, you may be able to recover the maximum amount of damages to which you should be entitled. Our snowmobile accident lawyers serving Airdrie have experience fighting against the unfair tactics used by insurance providers and are passionate about standing up for our clients’ rights. To learn more about working with our Airdrie snowmobile accident lawyers, contact us today.
Our snowmobile accident lawyers serving Airdrie offer all prospective clients a free initial consultation. To learn about options for financial compensation that might be available to you after being injured in a snowmobile accident, call Preszler Injury Lawyers and take advantage of a cost-free, no-obligation consultation on your case.
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