Despite being a fun recreational pastime enjoyed by many Quispamsis residents and winter tourists, snowmobiling can be fatal. The number of deadly snowmobile accidents throughout the province is on the rise. Each winter, local families lose their loved ones in senseless and oftentimes preventable accidents.

Many people enjoy the rush and exhilaration of riding a snowmobile. Experienced off-road vehicle enthusiasts appreciate the importance of preparation before setting out on an expedition, as well as the importance of caution required when operating their snowmobiles. However, even the most prepared, safety-conscious snowmobile rider can be involved in a serious accident caused by another rider’s negligence. 

Snowmobile riders who survive serious collisions with a negligent rider often sustain traumatic injuries. Injuries resulting from collisions with negligent snowmobile riders have the potential to adversely affect an accident victim physically, psychologically, and financially. Examples of injuries often sustained by snowmobile accident survivors 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

In accordance with the province’s Off-Road Vehicle Act, snowmobile riders are legally prohibited from operating their vehicles in a careless, reckless, or negligent manner. Negligence occurs when off-road vehicle operators fail to consider the safety of others, and operate their vehicles in a manner that could potentially injure another person. 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

When the wrongful conduct of a negligent snowmobile rider causes another person to sustain injuries in an accident, the at-fault vehicle operator may be liable for damages incurred by the accident victim as the result of their injuries. No one anticipates the high costs associated with sustaining serious injuries in a snowmobile accident, and no one should be forced to pay for the carelessness of another person. 

If you were injured in a collision with a negligent off-road vehicle operator, our snowmobile accident lawyers serving Quispamsis may be able to provide you with crucial legal advice. If you are eligible to pursue a civil claim for damages, our Quispamsis snowmobile accident lawyers may be able to help you recover the financial compensation you deserve. 

To go over the details of your accident, ask important questions, and learn about the different options that may be available to you, schedule a free initial consultation with our snowmobile accident lawyers serving Quispamsis. 

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

Our Quispamsis snowmobile accident lawyers offer a free initial consultation to all prospective clients in the region. Many accident survivors are unsure of whether they are eligible to pursue a civil claim for financial compensation, and which actions to take next in their pursuit of accountability and restitution. 

To discuss your accident, receive legal advice tailored to the details of your case, and learn about courses of action you may be able to pursue, call Preszler Injury Lawyers today and book your free initial consultation with our snowmobile accident lawyers serving Quispamsis.

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