Snowmobiling is a recreational activity that has the potential to be an enjoyable, carefree winter sport. But, like any motor vehicle, a snowmobile can be very dangerous. Each year, on average 73 people die in snowmobile accidents.
Safely operating these off-highway vehicles means following a set of specific rules, remaining alert at all times, and taking necessary precautions before setting out on an expedition through snowy scenery. Failure to do so could have devastating repercussions.
Snowmobile drivers operating their vehicles over frozen bodies of water run the risk of losing their lives in immersion accidents. Additionally, riding a snowmobile at night when visibility is low could lead to collisions with stationary objects like trees. These types of accidents can be deadly, and are among the leading causes of fatal snowmobile accidents throughout the province.
That said, 20% of fatal snowmobile accidents involve multiple vehicles. Many off-highway vehicle enthusiasts and other trail-users can lose their lives or sustain severe injuries if they encounter a negligent snowmobile rider on their excursion.
Every snowmobile rider – and, indeed, every off-highway vehicle operator – is required to fulfill a duty of care to other people they may encounter on their expedition. By engaging in wrongful conduct and operating their vehicle in an inconsiderate, unsafe manner, negligent snowmobile riders could cause severe, life-changing accidents.
If a snowmobile accident victim is lucky enough to survive their near-fatal collision, they often sustain serious injuries. Depending on the severity of the injuries they sustain, these snowmobile accident survivors could incur substantial financial losses related to medical expenses, lost wages, reduced future earning capabilities, and more.
All off-highway vehicle operators must have liability insurance. Their insurance policy should cover certain costs incurred by the injured victims of accidents they caused by engaging in negligent behaviour.
Unfortunately, insurance providers do not always make the process of collecting fair compensation simple or straightforward. Insurance companies often dispute the claims of injured snowmobile accident survivors and find reasons to deny them fair compensation.
Our Cochrane snowmobile accident lawyers have experience fighting against the unfair tactics used by insurance companies to withhold funding from deserving accident survivors. If you were injured in a collision caused by another snowmobiler’s negligence, consider contacting us to receive a free initial consultation on your case. Our snowmobile accident lawyers serving Cochrane are standing by to provide you with personalized, case-specific legal advice. To learn about your options, call Preszler Injury Lawyers today.
No one should be forced to pay the price of someone else’s negligence. If a reckless, distracted, inebriated, or otherwise negligent snowmobile rider caused you to sustain injuries in a collision, our Cochrane snowmobile accident lawyers may be able to help you recover the compensation you deserve.
Our snowmobile accident lawyers serving Cochrane work on a contingency-fee basis. That means you don’t pay unless we win. To take advantage of your free initial consultation and learn about options for financial recovery that might be available, call our Cochrane snowmobile accident lawyers today.
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