Riding a snowmobile can be a fun source of outdoor activity during the long, cold winter months. Each winter, Dartmouth residents retreat to the country to take in the snow-covered scenery from atop a motorized off-highway vehicle. Snowmobiling can infuse the long, cold, tedious winter months with high-speed, high-octane fun. Additionally, when visiting communities impacted by heavy snowfalls, snowmobiles can be a practical travel alternative to driving on unsafe, unplowed rural roads. 

However, operating a snowmobile can be dangerous. Snowmobiling on frozen bodies of water is one of the province’s leading causes of immersion deaths. Additionally, when snowmobiles traveling at high speeds collide with other off-highway vehicles or stationary objects, like trees, the people operating them can lose their lives or sustain severe injuries. Some injuries commonly sustained in snowmobile accidents include:

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

When injury-causing snowmobile accidents occur, they are often the result of a snowmobiler’s negligence. Even  though snowmobiles are often used for recreational purposes, operating them safely requires training, alertness, common sense, and an understanding of specific rules. The failure to operate a snowmobile in a manner that ensures the safety of the people around them could constitute negligence. 

Snowmobile accidents often occur at night when visibility is low. Driving at night requires snowmobile operators to take extra precautions. However, reckless snowmobile operators may use the cover of night to drink alcohol or take illicit drugs during their snowmobile excursion. They may also use the conditions as an excuse to speed excessively and operate their off-highway vehicles in dangerous fashion. Without taking the safety of others into consideration, negligent snowmobilers shirk the responsibilities that come with operating a powerful, dangerous machine. When that happens, their actions can have lifelong consequences for the people they injure. 

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

If you were hurt in a snowmobile accident caused by the negligence of another snowmobile operator, our snowmobile accident lawyers serving Dartmouth may be able to help you recover financial compensation for damages you incurred, or will incur in the future, because of your injuries. If you are unsure whether you may be eligible to file a civil claim against the negligent snowmobile operator that caused your accident, our Dartmouth snowmobile accident lawyers may be able to review the circumstances of your accident in a free, initial consultation, and explain any legal options that may be available to you.

During this no-obligation, cost-free, initial meeting with our snowmobile accident lawyers serving Dartmouth, you will be able to discuss the circumstances of your accident and learn whether you may be entitled to financial compensation. 

Preszler Injury Lawyers work on a contingency-fee basis. That means, if you are eligible to file a civil claim against the at-fault snowmobile operator who caused you to sustain injuries, you will not pay unless we win.

To discuss your situation with our snowmobile accident lawyers serving Dartmouth, book your free, initial consultation with Preszler Injury Lawyers today.

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