Snowmobile Accident Lawyers
Snowmobiles can be used as a form of transportation or just for a bit of winter sport fun. However, like all motor vehicles, they can also be dangerous and cause serious injuries. Due to the high-speed potential of snowmobiles and the slippery and icy nature of the terrain they work on, injuries in snowmobile accidents tend to be quite severe and they can have long lasting repercussions.
Common accidents with Snowmobiles include:
- Crashes with other snowmobiles
- Crashes with stationary objects
- Rollover accidents
- Accidents caused by substance abuse
- Accidents caused by unsafe riding practices
- Rider falling/tossed from the snowmobile.
- Accidents caused because snowmobile was not in proper working condition
- Accidents caused by the land you were snowmobiling on was not properly cleared
Snowmobiling Accidents & Insurance
While ATVs are often not insured like cars and motorcycles, that does not mean that insurance cannot respond to claims for ATV accidents. It often depends on the specific circumstances of the accident.
If a third party causes the snowmobiling accident they may have homeowners umbrella insurance would could respond to a claim for injury and related losses. If the snowmobile was rented or you are not the owner and the accident occurred because the snowmobile was not in proper working condition or because you were not given proper instruction on the safe use of the snowmobile there could also be insurance coverage in those situations as well.
Snowmobiling Accidents & Compensation
If you have been in a snowmobile accident and have been injured you can seek compensation from the person/company whose negligence caused the accident. Compensation in snowmobile accidents can include damages for:
- Pain and suffering
- Out of pocket expenses
- Loss of income
- Loss of capacity to earn income
- Loss of home keeping capacity
- Health care costs
- Cost of future care
There are strict timelines for when you have to start a lawsuit for snowmobile accidents. If you have been injured in a snowmobile accident contact the lawyers at Taylor & Blair LLP today for a free consultation.