Snowmobile Accident Lawyers
Typical winter conditions, combined with an extensive recreational trail system, make Ontario a snowmobiler’s paradise. Unfortunately, accidents can happen at any time, even when using a recreational vehicle. Many snowmobile accidents are considered preventable and involve the consumption of alcohol, riding after dark, riding on thin ice, or a combination of these factors.
Snowmobile accidents often result in serious bodily injury or death, even if the riders involved were wearing helmets. Accidents may cause riders to be thrown from their sleds, resulting in serious trauma such as concussion, spinal cord injuries or fractures.
If you have been injured in a snowmobile accident, the experienced snowmobile accident lawyers at Girones are available to help you. Even though they are used primarily for recreational purposes, snowmobiles should be insured. If you are in an accident while riding your snowmobile you are entitled to accident benefits through your insurance company. You may also be entitled to sue another person who is responsible for causing the accident. This may be another rider who caused the accident by consuming alcohol, driving at night without lights or driving recklessly. You may also be able to sue the owner of the property on which you were riding if:
- the accident was caused by a dangerous situation on the property, such as dangerous trail conditions,
- the owner knew about the danger and did nothing to fix it or to warn you, and
- the owner invited you onto the property to snowmobile.
The law dealing with snowmobile accidents can be complex and may differ significantly from the law dealing with a regular motor vehicle accident. There are time limits to file for accident benefits and to begin a lawsuit, so consult an experienced snowmobile accident lawyer as soon as possible.