Snowmobile Accident Lawyer

You’re out on the snowmobile trail with your spouse the day after Christmas. As you ride in single file, you see another snowmobiler driving in the opposite direction up ahead. Both of you move to the side to let the other operator pass, but as they get closer, it becomes increasingly obvious that they are speeding significantly. Before you know it, however, the operator is upon you, causing a huge snowmobile accident that leaves all three of you in the ditch. You and your spouse are seriously injured and need extensive medical intervention.

Was this an accident that you or our spouse caused?

Of course not.

So, with the other driver at-fault, you and your spouse are eligible to receive damages. Obtaining those damages, however, will require enlisting help from a snowmobile accident lawyer. 

At Diamond & Diamond, we can help.

Causes of Snowmobile Accidents

What causes most snowmobile accidents? 

Naturally, any situation can cause a snowmobile accident. Sometimes, the driver themselves causes an accident. In other situations, it’s a natural obstacle or — more often — the negligence of another driver is the cause. Here are the most common causes of snowmobile accidents:

  • Intoxication
  • Excessive speed
  • Overtiredness
  • Natural obstacles, such as trees, large rocks, and snow piles
  • Inexperience
  • Poor judgement

Types of Injuries in Snowmobile Accidents

Driving snowmobiles can be a fun pastime for a range of people. It’s an especially excellent activity to do in cold regions, making it perfect for Canadians. Some Canadians even use snowmobiles as a main mode of transportation — especially if they live in especially rural areas. 

Snowmobiles drive at extremely high speeds, and — as with motorcycles — snowmobile drivers are left out in the open and completely vulnerable to injury. Moreover, snowmobiles themselves are especially heavy, similar to major machinery. Getting hit or crushed by a snowmobile can cause serious injuries and even death.

Any type of injury can occur in a snowmobile accident, but these are the most common: 

Safety Tips for Snowmobilers

Safety Tips for Snowmobilers

All snowmobilers should take a snowmobiling safety course. In addition, make sure to follow these snowmobiling safety tips:

  • Keep an eye on the weather
  • Travel with other snowmobilers
  • Stay alert while you’re on the trail
  • Carry a first-aid kit with you at all times
  • Avoid traveling in ill-lit areas
  • Avoid traveling on completely frozen surfaces, including on frozen rivers
  • Never drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol

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Why Contact a Snowmobile Accident Lawyer?

If you were injured in a snowmobile accident and the accident was not your fault, you shouldn’t have to pay for your medical bills and other related expenses. Unfortunately, this is all too often what happens to innocent drivers. 

To receive the compensation you deserve after a snowmobile accident, snowmobile accident lawyers will help you assess your situation and organize your case. They may ask you questions such as the following:

  • Was the other driver insured and registered?
  • Do you have their licence number?
  • Has the other driver ever been involved in a snowmobile personal injury case before?
  • Did the other driver signal with their snowmobile or other hand signals?
  • Was the other drive speeding or driving erratically?

Compensation for Snowmobile Injuries

You deserve to be compensated for your injuries after a snowmobile accident that someone else caused. Depending on the specific situation, you may be able to receive compensation for:

  • Medical expenses
  • Surgeries and medical tests
  • Physical therapy and other therapies
  • Disability modifications, often needed in vehicles and homes
  • Long-term and personal care services
  • Lost salary or wages
  • Lost earning ability
  • Changes or cancelation of future plans
  • Pain and suffering
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Snowmobile Accident FAQs

 

  1. Do you need a licence to drive a snowmobile?

Yes. Anyone who wants to drive a snowmobile has to have a licence. Most drivers simply use their active driver’s licence. Of course, not everyone is old enough to have a driver’s licence, but these individuals can still drive snowmobiles. 

For those who are 12 or older, you can get a motorized snow-vehicle  operator’s licence — also known as an MSVOL. With this, you can drive on official trails. To drive on other areas where snowmobiles are allowed, you must be 16 or older and have either a driver’s licence or an MSVOL.

  1. What do I need to snowmobile in Canada?

Canada has strict laws when it comes to driving snowmobiles. There are several key requirements. 

First, you need a valid driver’s licence or an MSVOL (see above). In addition, you must have your snowmobile officially registered with the Ministry of Transportation, and you must have liability insurance.

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