During the long, cold winter months, snowmobiling is a widely enjoyed recreational activity. Infusing the dreary winter days with a jolt of high-octane excitement, riding a snowmobile can be a terrific source of fun for friends and families in the Tracadie-Sheila area.
However, just like other motorized vehicles, snowmobiles can be dangerous. In fact, the instances of fatal snowmobile accidents throughout the Maritimes are on the rise. To ensure the safety of everyone setting off on a snowmobiling expedition, it is important to take necessary safety precautions from the outset, especially if traveling over frozen bodies of water. Being certain to check that the ice conditions are favourable could help prevent accidents leading to immersion deaths.
Unfortunately, even the most prepared snowmobile operator is at risk of sustaining life-threatening injuries in collisions caused by negligent off-road vehicle operators. When other snowmobile operators fail to take the safety of others into consideration, prioritizing their own amusement over other people’s physical well-being, serious accidents can occur.
Throughout the province, snowmobile operators are required by law to exercise a reasonable degree of caution and abide by the rules mandated by the Off-Road Vehicles Act. As such, snowmobile riders are legally prohibited from operating their vehicles in a careless, reckless, or negligent manner. Failure to carry out this duty of care by engaging in wrongful, unlawful behaviour while operating an off-road vehicle may be considered negligence.
Common examples of negligence that could result in serious, injury-causing snowmobile accidents include:
- Operating the snowmobile under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs
- Reckless driving
- Texting while driving
- Driver distraction
- And more
When the operators of off-road vehicles behave in a negligent manner, their wrongful conduct could have drastic repercussions for the injured victims of snowmobile accidents. Injured snowmobile accident survivors may require lengthy periods of hospitalization to fully recover from their injuries. Depending on the severity of the injuries they have sustained, they may never truly be able to recover. Indeed, catastrophic injuries sustained in off-road vehicle collisions can have permanent debilitating effects on an accident survivor’s life, as well as their livelihood.
This is especially true of injured accident victims whose newly acquired medical conditions prevent them from returning to work. Unable to perform the duties of their jobs, injured snowmobile accident victims may experience legitimate financial distress. With medical bills accumulating, newly acquired expenses piling up, and an inability to carry out the tasks of their jobs, injured snowmobile accident victims and their families could face worrisome financial insecurity, all because of another driver’s negligence.
If you were involved in an off-road vehicle accident caused by another driver’s negligence and sustained compensable injuries as a result, our snowmobile accident lawyers serving Tracadie-Sheila may be able to help. At Preszler Injury Lawyers, we believe that no one should be forced to pay for someone else’s wrongful conduct. If your injuries caused you to sustain economic and/or non-economic damages, our Tracadie-Sheila snowmobile accident lawyers may be able to help you pursue a civil claim to recover financial compensation.
To review the circumstances of your accident and learn if you may be eligible to pursue a claim, book a free initial consultation with our snowmobile accident lawyers serving Tracadie-Sheila by contacting Preszler Injury Lawyers.
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Preszler Injury Lawyers offer a cost-free, no-obligation initial consultation to all injured members of the local community. If you were injured in an accident, even if you are unsure of whether you may be entitled to financial compensation, consider booking your free initial consultation with our Tracadie-Sheila snowmobile accident lawyers.
Our snowmobile accident lawyers serving Tracadie-Sheila are standing by to listen to your story and provide the benefit of our legal advice during a cost-free first meeting. To learn more, contact our Tracadie-Sheila snowmobile accident lawyers for your free initial consultation.