Recreational activities (such as skiing, snowmobiling, atv) that involve high speed and icy conditions may result in deadly consequences or an accident. Just because an accident happens during a recreational activity, does not make it any less serious for the victim.
Even with a helmet, accidents can result in serious injuries like broken limbs, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord, serious orthopedic injuries and even death.
Snowmobile accidents are a frequent occurrence during the winter in Ontario.
There are are many reasons why an accidents can happen, and the most common lawsuits revolve around operator error, collision with another snowmobile or other vehicle and manufacturer defects.
It’s important to remember before you hit the trails that all snowmobile owners must carry a valid permit and maintain insurance coverage to operate their vehicles.
Furthermore, it’s important to exercise caution when driving with passengers and use proper safety gear to protect yourself and others. A big issue with snowmobiling is that trails are often narrow or poorly marked. Drivers must remain alert and refrain from drinking alcohol and driving.
But even with these precautions, accidents do happen. If you’ve been injured in a skiing, snowmobile or ATV accident, you may be entitled to receive compensation to help with medical expenses or suffering. Send us an email, tell us about your situation and we’ll call you back to chat about how we can help.