Winters in Dieppe can be long, cold, and tedious. Heading to the countryside for a snowmobiling excursion can provide some much-needed, high-octane fun during the dreary winter months. There is nothing quite like experiencing the snow-covered scenery from a high-speed, motorized off-highway vehicle. Not only can snowmobiles serve as a practical method of transportation when visiting rural communities waylaid by heavy snowfalls, they can also give vacationing Dieppe residents a thrill they will never forget.
Even though snowmobiles are often used for recreational purposes, operating them safely requires training, alertness, common sense, and an understanding of specific rules. Just like any other high-speed vehicle, snowmobiles can be dangerous. In fact, many of the province’s immersion deaths are the result of snowmobiling over frozen bodies. That is why, before heading out on an excursion in nature, it is important to prepare your route, pack emergency supplies, and check the weather conditions to reduce the possibility of serious injuries or fatalities.
Riding a snowmobile requires skill, focus, and alertness. That said, even the most cautious snowmobile rider is susceptible to accidents caused by other off-highway vehicle operators. Injury-causing snowmobile accidents are often the result of a snowmobiler’s negligence.
In the Dieppe area, the most common cause of serious snowmobile collisions is operating the off-highway vehicle under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. Snowmobile accidents typically occur after dark, when visibility is low and reckless drivers feel more comfortable drinking alcohol or taking illicit drugs before embarking on their snowmobile excursion. Negligent snowmobile operators may also use the cover of night as an excuse to speed excessively.
When reckless snowmobilers fail to consider the safety of others, their wrongful conduct could have serious consequences for the people injured by their negligent behaviour. If the negligence of another snowmobile rider causes a collision, serious injuries can be sustained. These injuries could include:
- Broken or fractured bones
- Whiplash and other soft tissue injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Sprains and strains
- Musculoskeletal injuries
- Internal bleeding
- Organ damage
- Fractured ribs
- Neck and back injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic amputations
- And more
If the negligence of another snowmobile operator caused you to sustain injuries in a collision, our snowmobile accident lawyers serving Dieppe may be able to fight on your behalf to recover damages you incurred as a result.
Free Consultation for Dieppe Residents – We Don’t Get Paid Unless We Win
At Preszler Injury Lawyers, we realize it can be difficult to determine liability after sustaining injuries in an off-highway vehicle accident. That is why, if you are unsure whether your crash was caused by another party’s negligence, you can discuss the details of your collision with our Dieppe snowmobile accident lawyers in a free, initial consultation. During this no-obligation, cost-free, initial meeting, our snowmobile accident lawyers may be able to respond to your questions, provide legal advice, and explain any options for financial compensation to which you may be entitled.
Our Dieppe snowmobile accident lawyers work on a contingency-fee basis. If you are eligible to file a lawsuit against the at-fault party responsible for your collision, you will not be required to pay for our services unless we win your case.
To discuss the details of your collision with Preszler Injury Lawyers, book your free, initial consultation with our snowmobile accident lawyers serving Dieppe today.