In areas impacted by heavy snowfalls, riding a snowmobile may be a practical option for essential winter travel. Throughout the long winter months, snowmobiles could provide Red Deer residents with a safe, efficient, off-highway mode of transportation.
Snowmobiles can also be a fun recreational pastime for those looking to interrupt the tedium of winter with a jolt of high-speed energy. However, riding a snowmobile requires attentiveness, caution, and preparation. More and more frequently, snowmobile operators in the province lose their lives in off-highway vehicle collisions or immersion accidents on insufficiently frozen bodies of water.
Fatal snowmobile accidents can occur even if no other off-highway vehicles are involved. In fact, 80% of the country’s deadly snowmobile accidents are single-vehicle events. However, accidents involving more than one snowmobile can also have deadly consequences.
If a snowmobile rider fails to operate their off-highway vehicle in consideration of the safety of others, they could be considered negligent. Negligent snowmobile operators can cause serious accidents in which unsuspecting snowmobilers, skiers, hikers, and other trail-users could be severely injured or killed.
Snowmobile accidents most commonly occur at night when visibility is low and riders may feel emboldened to violate the rules governing off-highway vehicles. They may do so through a number of actions or actions which may constitute driver negligence. These may include reckless driving, driving with improper lighting, and driving under the influence of alcohol or illicit substances. Unfortunately, across the country, alcohol and/or drugs factor into more than half of fatal snowmobile accidents.
Injured snowmobile accident victims may face long roads of recovery. Often, the repercussions of an injurious accident are physical, psychological, emotional, and financial. Plus, if the injuries sustained in a snowmobile collision prevent accident victims from returning to work, their financial losses could be significant, impacting their own economic security and the financial well-being of their entire family.
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 Red Deer 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 Red Deer 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 Red Deer snowmobile accident lawyers, contact us today.
Our snowmobile accident lawyers serving Red Deer 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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