Snowmobiling is one of the most popular recreational activities in the Province with thousands of Ontarians enjoying this activity during the winter season. With a responsible approach to safety, snowmobiling can be an enjoyable activity for the whole family.
Unfortunately, despite provincial laws that regulate helmet use, alcohol consumption, night-time operation, age limits and snowmobile etiquette while on trails, hundreds of snowmobilers are injured every year through their own risky or careless behaviour or that of other snowmobile operators.
Injuries caused by snowmobile accidents are generally very serious given the high speeds reached, the unpredictable terrain condition and the relatively little safety protection afforded to the operator. Common accidents include crashing into rocks, trees or fences, collisions with other vehicles or pedestrians and falls through ice.
If you have been injured while operating a snowmobile and another party was involved who was negligent or reckless, you may have a claim for personal injury. Contact Van Dyke Law Office for a free consultation to discuss your claim.