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Snowmobile Accidents

According to the Wisconsin DNR, there have been 9 fatalities in the first 6 weeks of 2020.  Snowmobiles are off-road speed demons that quickly reach 100-200 mph. Especially when mixed with alcohol, injuries to innocent victims can be traumatic or even deadly. Find out how to sue for damages...

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High Speed Snowmobile Accident

Snowmobile accidents happen every winter in Wisconsin, some resulting in serious injuries to riders, passengers, or bystanders. As expected with any sport that involves high speed and powerful engines; snowmobiling has its risks. However, one never expects to be plowed over and seriously injured by a negligent sled driver. If this happens to you, or a loved one, you have the right to sue for compensation.

Sue Snowmobile Driver For Injuries

The result of a sudden turn, bump, or drop-off can throw a passenger into the air. An innocent bystander may not have a chance to get out of the oncoming path of a speeding sled. Two snowmobiles colliding is never going to end well. Sadly, some of the most severe crashes involve children. In any scenario, the impact the body and head are subjected to can be traumatic, involving serious injury to the brain, back, neck, limbs, or even result in death. As an innocent victim, you have rights. Begin by filling out the "Take Action" evaluation form on this page. An Action Law attorney who can help with your snowmobile related

Snowmobile Related Accident

Here are some common factors that are often associated with the tragic event of a snowmobile accident:

  • High speed. Driving a sled too fast risks injury to yourself and others including passenger on your sled, and others who happen to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.  In addition, speed can lead to collisions between two or more snowmobiles, and or rolling the sled.
  • Alcohol consumption. Being under the influence of drugs or alcohol impair judgement. Drunk or impaired snowmobile riders are a danger to themselves and others.
  • Night rides. When driving a snowmobile at night, vision is limited.  In these conditions, collisions with fixed objects or people, and losing sight of the marked trial are more likely.  The WI DNR reports that most fatal snowmobile accidents happen between 8:00pm and 3:00am.
  • Frigid weather. Especially when combined with fatigue, night riding, alcohol, or riding near lakes or rivers; cold weather can quickly lead to frostbite or hypothermia.
  • Operator Inexperience. In Wisconsin, it is recommended for snowmobile operators to complete a safety course.  (If you were born on or after Jan. 1, 1985, you are required to complete one.)
  • Inattentive driving. Where there are snowmobiles, there are often people walking or standing.   Running over or striking someone with enough force can prove fatal.   During the winter months, extra caution should be taken while crossing a road traveled by other vehicles.
  • Manufacturer Defect. Personal injury lawsuits involving snowmobiles don't always require two or more people. If you have been injured because the snowmobile you were riding was somehow defective, you may also be entitled to damages.

Snowmobile Collision

If you have a loved one has been seriously hurt due to the negligence of someone else, you may be entitled to compensation for injuries, pain, suffering and lost wages.  Find out if you have a potential lawsuit by contacting an Action Law snowmobile attorney for your free case evaluation.  Simply submit this quick free initial case evaluation. No fee unless we succeed on your claim.  We are available for home and hospital visits.

Snowmobile Accident Attorney
With more than 25,000 groomed snowmobile trails all across Wisconsin, riding sleds is a hugely popular winter sport. Trials are typically marked with reflective safety crossing and traffic signs similar to what vehicles use on the roads. These features are helpful, however, the operator of the sled holds the most responsibility for the safety of themselves and others. When things go wrong, our law firm knows how to achieve maximum compensation for your injuries.

 

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