In areas impacted by heavy snowfalls, riding a snowmobile may be a practical option for essential winter travel. Throughout the long winter months, snowmobiles could provide Restigouche County residents with a safe, efficient, off-highway mode of transportation. Snowmobiles can also be a fun recreational pastime for those looking to interrupt the tedium of winter with a jolt of high-speed energy. 

However, riding a snowmobile requires attentiveness, caution, and preparation. More and more frequently, snowmobile operators in the province lose their lives in off-highway vehicle collisions or immersion accidents on insufficiently frozen bodies of water. Snowmobile accidents can also cause serious injuries, often requiring lengthy periods of hospitalization, ongoing physical rehabilitation, and substantial lifestyle adjustments. Common injuries resulting from snowmobile accidents 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

Despite provincial legislation requiring snowmobile operators under the age of 16 to pass safety training certification courses, snowmobile accidents are frequently caused by their operator’s inexperience or wrongful conduct. When negligent snowmobile operators fail to take the safety of others into consideration, they could cause collisions with severe consequences. 

Snowmobile accidents most commonly occur at night when visibility is low and riders may feel emboldened to violate the rules governing off-highway vehicles. They may do so through a number of actions or actions which may constitute driver negligence. These may include impaired driving, reckless driving, distracted driving, and other dangerous behaviours. 

Injured snowmobile accident victims may face long roads of recovery. Often, the repercussions of an injurious accident are physical, psychological, emotional, and financial. Plus, if the injuries sustained in a snowmobile collision prevent accident victims from returning to work, their financial losses could be significant, impacting their own economic security and the financial well-being of their entire family. 

If you were injured in a collision with a negligent snowmobile operator, our snowmobile accident lawyers serving Restigouche County may be able to offer crucial legal assistance and advice. By pursuing a civil claim against the negligent snowmobile driver whose wrongful conduct caused you to sustain injuries, our Restigouche County snowmobile accident lawyers may be able to help you recover compensation for damages you incurred as a result, or will incur in the future. 

Preszler Injury Lawyers offer a free initial consultation to members of the local community who have been injured in local snowmobile accidents. To talk about your accident and learn about options that may be available to you, schedule your free consultation with our snowmobile accident lawyers serving Restigouche County. 

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

In the aftermath of a traumatic, injury-causing snowmobile accident, it can be difficult to know which steps to take next, or where to turn to pursue accountability. Our Restigouche County snowmobile accident lawyers are passionate about providing injured members of our community with important legal assistance. During a no-obligation initial consultation, our snowmobile accident lawyers serving Restigouche County may be able to review your case and offer important legal advice based on your circumstances, all at no cost.

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

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