In the northwestern region of the province, residents are no strangers to long winters and heavy snowfalls. To break up the monotony of the cold winter months, many Madawaska County residents take part in a favourite local pastime. 

In Madawaska County, riding a snowmobile can infuse a jolt of energy into the tedium of winter. Operating these high-power off-highway vehicles can be an exciting and entertaining recreational excursion. And, for residents of more rural areas, snowmobiles may provide practical options for essential winter transportation. 

Just like any motor vehicle, though, riding a snowmobile can be dangerous. Snowmobile accidents can lead to injuries requiring hospitalization. And throughout the province, fatalities caused by snowmobile accidents are steadily becoming more and more common. Riding snowmobiles over insufficiently frozen bodies of water can lead to immersion deaths. Similarly, collisions with other snowmobiles or stationary objects like trees can cause riders to lose their lives in tragic, preventable accidents.

Snowmobile collisions in Madawaska County are often the result of driver negligence. When reckless, inexperienced, distracted, or otherwise negligent drivers fail to uphold the duty of care they owe to other people around them, fatal accidents can occur and serious injuries can be sustained.

In the context of snowmobile accident claims, negligence occurs when an off-highway vehicle operator violates provincial rules and regulations governing their proper use. Common examples of negligence on a snowmobile that could lead to injury-causing accidents include:

  • Driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs
  • Distracted driving
  • Reckless driving
  • Driver inexperience/ driving without proper certification
  • Excessive speeding
  • And more

The wrongful behaviour of a negligent snowmobile operator could cause an unsuspecting resident of Madawaska County to lose their lives. Those who survive snowmobile accidents caused by another rider’s negligence often sustain serious injuries. These injuries frequently 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
  • Drowning
  • And more

If the negligence of another off-highway vehicle operator caused a collision in which you sustained serious injuries, you may be entitled to financial compensation. By filing a lawsuit against the at-fault party, our snowmobile accident lawyers serving Madawaska County may be able to help you recover compensation for financial losses resulting from your injuries. 

To discuss the circumstances of your accident and learn if you might be eligible to pursue legal action, schedule a free initial consultation with our Madawaska County snowmobile accident lawyers today.

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

Snowmobile accidents can happen in a flash. It can be difficult to determine liability in the aftermath of an injury-causing collision. Members of the community who have been injured in a snowmobile accident may be unsure which steps to take next, and which options for financial recovery may be available to them.

If you have been injured, our snowmobile accident lawyers serving Madawaska County are able to discuss your case with you in a free initial consultation. During this no obligation, cost-free first meeting, our Madawaska County snowmobile accident lawyers may be able to provide you with important advice about your legal options. 

To discuss your situation with our snowmobile accident lawyers serving Madawaska County, call Preszler Injury Lawyers for your free initial consultation.

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