Snowmobile Accident Lawyers Edmonton

Designed for travel over snow and ice, snowmobiles are specifically built to operate in wintry conditions. For Edmontonians, snowmobiles are commonly used for recreational purposes, as well as transportation to remote areas. They can also serve certain professional applications in provincial parks, on hiking trails, and ski paths. Powered by an internal combustion engine and usually fueled by gasoline, snowmobiles can reach varying speeds depending on the model and design. Some high-performance models can achieve speeds over 160 kilometers per hour, which can make snowmobiling a dangerous venture if you’re not careful.

Each year, on average 73 people die in snowmobile accidents. Most fatal snowmobile accidents are single-vehicle events, meaning the snowmobile rider inadvertently loses their life in a submersion while riding over thin ice or by colliding with a stationary object (most commonly, with a tree). However, 20% of fatal snowmobile accidents involve multiple vehicles. Multi-vehicle snowmobile accidents are frequently the result of one rider’s negligence. People who operate off-highway vehicles – including snowmobiles – are required to fulfill a common duty of care to the people around them. If a snowmobile operator does not uphold this responsibility and, instead, engages in negligent conduct, their wrongful actions (or inactions) could cost innocent people their life.

At our law firm, our Edmonton snowmobile accident lawyers have helped seriously injured victims of snowmobile accidents get the compensation they deserve throughout Canada. Snowmobile accidents can result in real serious injuries due to the rider not being enclosed in a protected cabin, leaving them fully exposed to the elements. In most of the cases we’ve seen, snowmobile accidents can be fatal.

Examples of Negligence That Result in Snowmobile Accidents

Common examples of negligence that frequently lead to injury-causing snowmobile accidents include:

  • Driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs
  • Reckless driving
  • Excessive speeding
  • Distracted driving
  • Night riding with improper lighting
  • Product liability
  • And more

Riders and trail-users who manage to survive a collision caused by a negligent snowmobile rider often sustain injuries ranging in severity from moderate to catastrophic. Recovering from these injuries can be a long, grueling, and expensive process.

Other common causes of snowmobile accidents in Edmonton include but are not limited to:

  • Collisions with objects on trails
  • Collision with other motorists or snowmobiles
  • Improper and/or inadequate maintenance
  • Hazardous conditions on trails
  • Error on the part of the operator
  • Weather related visibility issues

The Reality of Living With Serious Injuries Following a Snowmobile Accident

Snowmobile accidents can result in life-changing injuries that seriously impact your day-to-day living and livelihood. Some of the most common types of injuries we have seen from snowmobile accidents include:

  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Brain injuries
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Beck injuries
  • Back injuries
  • Broken bones, fractures
  • Sprains and strains
  • Head injuries
  • Disfigurement and/or loss of limbs (catastrophic impairment)
  • Death

Serious injuries can manifest differently for different people. The reality is that tasks that once were pain free can now be a constant source of pain. For example, going grocery shopping, driving to work, walking the dog, doing laundry or even activities with your kids – can now be very painful if you sustained injuries that have resulted in chronic pain or complex regional pain syndrome.

Fortunately, a snowmobile accident lawyer can help build a case to demonstrate how severe your injuries have impacted your day-to-day life with the aim of getting you the compensation you truly deserve. If you or a loved one have sustained injuries in a snowmobile accident, or if you have lost a loved one in a snowmobile accident – compensation may be available to you. Contact our Edmonton snowmobile accident lawyers to learn more.

Types of Compensation Available for Seriously Injured Snowmobile Accident Victims

Although all off-highway vehicle operators in the province are required to have liability insurance that should cover the costs associated with an accident victim’s injuries, insurance providers do not always make the process of collecting fair compensation simple or straightforward. Indeed, insurance companies often find reasons to deny an injured snowmobile accident survivor’s claim for coverage, especially if there were no witnesses at the time of the collision on the trail. This is where our snowmobile accident lawyers come in. We put your best interests first and work to get you the compensation you deserve.

Here is a brief overview of the types of damages available to individuals who have been injured in a snowmobile accident (and in some cases their loved ones):

Economic damages: Also known as pecuniary losses or special damages, these are intended to compensate you for financial losses you have incurred as a result of the accident. Economic damages cover financial costs for things such as medical expenses (including medical care and prescription medication). Economic damages also cover lost-income as a result of your inability to not work, property damage and out of pocket expenses such as travel costs or mobility aid devices.

Non-economic damages: Also known as non-pecuniary losses or general damages, these are harder to quantify. But a lawyer can help with this aspect of your claim. Non-economic damages include compensation for things like pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of enjoyment of life and loss of consortium.

Our Edmonton snowmobile accident lawyers have experience fighting against unfair tactics used by some 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 have been helping Canadians with their claims since 1959, and we’re here to put our experience to work for you.

Book Your Free Initial Consultation With Our Edmonton Snowmobile Accident Lawyers

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 Edmonton snowmobile accident lawyers may be able to help you recover the compensation you deserve.

Our lawyers work on a contingency-fee basis. That means you don’t pay unless we win. Let us help you get the compensation you deserve, and most importantly, be a part of your road to recovery.


Our Edmonton practice group can assist with various types of claims.

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