Nothing livens up a dull winter’s day like a snowmobile expedition. This high-octane recreational activity can be enjoyed by friends and family members alike, and is one of the most beloved provincial pastimes in the long, cold winter season.
Unfortunately, riding a snowmobile can be dangerous. Without attentiveness and safety-mindedness, snowmobile riders could easily collide with a stationary object on the trail. These often include trees, boundary markers, boulders, property, and other structures. These accidents can result in severe – even fatal – injuries. In fact, 80% of the country’s deadly snowmobile accidents are single-vehicle events.
But even the most cautious, safety-minded snowmobile rider or trail-user could be injured in a collision. 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 or killed.
In the trails near Calgary, fatal or injurious snowmobile accidents are often the result of another person’s negligence. Common examples of wrongful behaviours that could cause a serious snowmobile accident include speeding, recklessness, driver distraction, night riding with improper lighting, and the use of alcohol and/or drugs. Sadly, across the country, alcohol and/or drugs factor into more than half of fatal snowmobile accidents.
Recovering from injuries sustained in a snowmobile accident can be a long, grueling, and expensive process. Many injured snowmobile accident survivors experience financial losses related to:
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 your 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 Calgary 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 Calgary 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 Calgary snowmobile accident lawyers, contact us today.
Our snowmobile accident lawyers serving Calgary 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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