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Whether exploring local nature trails for fun or visiting rural locations impacted by heavy snowfall, snowmobiles afford nature enthusiasts an efficient and exciting method of wintertime travel. Many Ontarians look forward to the winter season each year,eagerly anticipating their next chance to participate in a fun, high-octane activity with their friends and escape into the breathtaking snow-covered landscapes the province has to offer.

That said, just like any motor vehicle, snowmobiles can be dangerous. People who choose to participate in this high-speed, high-risk form of recreation must take certain precautions to ensure their own safety and the safety of others on the trail. 

Operating any kind of off-road vehicle requires preparation even before setting out on an expedition. This is especially true of snowmobile rides over frozen bodies of water, like nearby lakes. Snowmobile riders who fail to take sufficient precautions risk immersion accidents. Snowmobile accidents on insufficiently frozen bodies of water are among some of the leading causes of immersion deaths as a result of drowning and hypothermia.  

In addition to the risk of immersion accidents, the operators of these high-powered, high-speed motorized vehicles run the risk of sustaining injuries in collisions with stationary objects, like trees. As a matter of fact, 80% of the nation’s fatal snowmobile accidents have been single-vehicle events, and nearly half of those deaths were the result of striking a tree. 

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Unfortunately, many snowmobile accidents involve two or more off-road vehicles. In these cases, they are often the result of one driver’s wrongful actions, inactions, errors, omissions, rule violations, or other forms of negligence. 

If you were injured in an accident caused by another snowmobile rider’s negligence, contact Preszler Injury Lawyers and take advantage of a free initial consultation. Our Ontario snowmobile accident lawyers are standing by to provide you with personalized, case-specific legal advice at no charge. To book your free initial consultation with our snowmobile lawyers serving all of Ontario, call 1-800-JUSTICE today.

Negligent Snowmobile Riders in Ontario

Even the most prepared snowmobile operator could be injured in an accident caused by a negligent rider. Injuries resulting from collisions with negligent snowmobile riders could be severe, impacting an accident victim’s physical well-being, psychological health, and financial security for the rest of their lives.   

Serious accidents can occur when negligent snowmobile operators fail to take the safety of others into consideration. In accordance with the Ontario Off-Road Vehicles Act, the people who ride snowmobiles are required to exercise a reasonable degree of caution at all times. Snowmobile riders are required by law to provide others with a duty of care to reduce the risk of serious, injury-causing accidents. 

Failure to comply with the provincial laws regulating the safe use of off-road vehicles could easily cause a collision with another snowmobile operator. When violations of the rules governing safe snowmobile use leads to injurious accidents, the at-fault snowmobile rider may be liable for damages sustained by the injured party as a result of their negligence. 

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
  • And more
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Most commonly, snowmobile accidents occur at night. After the sun has gone down, not only is visibility significantly reduced, but negligent snowmobile riders may feel emboldened to engage in unlawful behaviour, such as drinking alcohol or driving recklessly. When this kind of wrongful conduct leads to a collision with another vehicle, accident victims could sustain a host of injuries, ranging in severity from mild to catastrophic. 

Injuries that are commonly sustained in Ontario snowmobile accidents resulting from another rider’s negligence include:

  • Broken or fractured bones
  • Cuts and lacerations
  • Strains and sprains
  • Musculoskeletal injuries
  • Facial and dental injuries
  • Internal organ damage
  • Neck and back injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries 
  • Paralysis
  • Concussions
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Amputations
  • And more

Working with an Ontario Snowmobile Accident Lawyer

If the negligence of another snowmobile operator caused you to sustain injuries in a collision, our snowmobile accident lawyers serving Ontario may be able to help you recover financial compensation. By working with our Ontario snowmobile accident lawyers, injured accident survivors may be able to file a civil claim against the at-fault party to recover damages they have sustained as a result of their accident, as well as financial losses they most certainly will incur in the future. Depending on the circumstances of the accident, the severity of the injuries sustained, and the manner in which they impact an accident survivor’s life, these damages could be pecuniary and non-pecuniary in nature. 

By working with our snowmobile accident lawyers serving Ontario, eligible accident victims may be able to pursue compensation for:

  • Medical expenses 
  • Ambulance bills 
  • Medical equipment 
  • Prescriptions 
  • Mobility aids 
  • Physiotherapy 
  • Chiropractic sessions 
  • Massage therapy 
  • Strength-training exercise programs 
  • Psychological counselling  
  • Home modifications to accommodate acquired disabilities 
  • Mileage expenses for trips to and from medical appointments 
  • And possibly more 

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To learn whether you may be eligible to pursue legal action in order to recover financial compensation, schedule a free initial consultation with Preszler Injury Lawyers.  

During a no-obligation initial consultation with our snowmobile accident lawyers serving all of Ontario, injured members of the local community will have the opportunity to review the circumstances of their collisions and receive legal advice specific to their unique situation, all at no cost.  To learn more about options for financial recovery that may be available to you, call Preszler Injury Lawyers today at 1-800-JUSTICE.

 
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