Many people enjoy the rush and exhilaration of riding a snowmobile. Experienced off-road vehicle enthusiasts appreciate the importance of preparation before setting out on an expedition, as well as the importance of caution required when operating their snowmobiles.
Nevertheless, snowmobile accidents continue to occur. When they do, unsuspecting riders can lose their lives in sudden, violent accidents. Each year, on average 73 people die in snowmobile accidents.
Even the most prepared, safety-conscious snowmobile rider can be involved in a fatal accident, even if another rider is not involved. In fact, most fatal snowmobile accidents are single-vehicle events. Snowmobile riders can lose their lives in submersion accidents while riding over thin ice and frozen bodies of water. They can also be forcibly ejected from the driver’s seat, or fatally wounded in a collision with a tree, rock, or other stationary object.
However, 20% of fatal snowmobile accidents involve multiple vehicles. Accidents involving more than one vehicle are often the result of one driver’s negligence.
Snowmobile riders are legally prohibited from operating their vehicles in a careless, reckless, or negligent manner. Negligence occurs when off-road vehicle operators fail to consider the safety of others, and operate their vehicles in a manner that could potentially injure another person. Common examples of negligence that frequently lead to injury-causing snowmobile accidents include:
Snowmobile riders who survive serious collisions with a negligent rider often sustain traumatic injuries. Injuries resulting from collisions with negligent snowmobile riders have the potential to adversely affect an accident victim physically, psychologically, and financially.
Insurance providers do not always make the process of collecting fair compensation simple or straightforward. Even though all off-highway vehicle operators in the province are required to have liability insurance, their insurance providers often look for excuses to withhold fair compensation from an injured snowmobile accident survivor.
No one anticipates the high costs associated with sustaining serious injuries in a snowmobile accident, and no one should be forced to pay for the carelessness of another person. If a reckless, distracted, inebriated, or otherwise negligent snowmobile rider caused you to sustain injuries in a collision, our Medicine Hat snowmobile accident lawyers may be able to help you recover the compensation you deserve. 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 Medicine Hat are standing by to provide you with personalized, case-specific legal advice. Additionally, our Medicine Hat snowmobile accident lawyers 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 snowmobile accident lawyers serving Medicine Hat today.
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