The scenic nature trails and national parks in the Chéticamp region attract nature enthusiasts from across the province. In the winter months, off-highway vehicle operators enjoy exploring these breathtaking, snow-covered, natural settings while riding high-powered, high-speed snowmobiles. 

Safely enjoying this beloved wintertime recreational activity requires proper preparation, experience, and an abundance of caution. Unfortunately, though, even the most safety-conscious snowmobile rider could be seriously injured in an accident caused by another off-highway vehicle operator’s negligence. 

Common examples of injuries that could be sustained in a collision with a negligent snowmobile operator include:

  • Broken or fractured bones
  • Whiplash and other soft tissue injuries
  • Concussions
  • Traumatic brain injuries 
  • Sprains and strains
  • Musculoskeletal injuries
  • Internal bleeding
  • Organ damage
  • Fractured ribs
  • Neck and back injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Paralysis 
  • Traumatic amputations
  • And more

If a snowmobile rider’s wrongful actions cause another snowmobile rider to sustain injuries in a collision, they may be considered negligent. Common examples of negligence that often results in injurious snowmobile accidents include:

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

Throughout the province, anyone who operates a snowmobile is required to do so with a reasonable degree of caution, and in accordance with the rules outlined in the provincial Off-Highway Vehicle Act. Snowmobile riders owe a duty of care to the people around them, and must take certain preventative measures to reduce the risk of causing a serious accident and injuring someone else. 

If a snowmobile rider’s misconduct results in an accident in which someone else is physically hurt, they may be liable for damages incurred by the injured accident victim as a result of the injuries they sustained in the collision.These damages often include:

  • Medical expenses
  • Rehabilitation costs
  • Ongoing medical care/in-home care
  • Lost wages due to missed work
  • Loss of future earning capacity
  • Adjusted living expenses
  • Pain and suffering
  • And possibly more

If you were involved in an off-highway vehicle collision caused by someone else’s negligence, you might be entitled to compensation. Our snowmobile accident lawyers serving Chéticamp are standing by to review the details of your case with you, and provide you with personalized legal advice during a free initial consultation. If you are eligible to pursue a civil claim, our Chéticamp snowmobile accident lawyers may be able to provide beneficial legal assistance in your pursuit of accountability and compensation.

To learn about options for financial recovery that may be available to you, contact Preszler Injury Lawyers and book your free initial consultation with our snowmobile accident lawyers serving Chéticamp. 

Free Consultation for Chéticamp Residents – We Don’t Get Paid Unless We Win

At Preszler Injury Lawyers, we believe that no one should be forced to suffer physically, emotionally, or financially because of the negligence of another party. The community members who have sustained injuries as the result of a negligent off-highway vehicle operator’s wrongful conduct may be rightfully entitled to financial compensation. By consulting with our Chéticamp snowmobile accident lawyers, you will have the opportunity to go over the circumstances of your accident and learn if you might be eligible to pursue a civil claim.

Get in touch with Preszler Injury Lawyers today and schedule your free initial consultation with our snowmobile accident lawyers serving Chéticamp.

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