Important Information on Snowmobile Accidents in Ontario

Snowmobile Accident Injury Lawyers

Have You Been Seriously Injured in an Accident That Involved a Snowmobile or ATV?

Enjoying the outdoors during an Ontario Winter should be a safe, relaxing, and fun experience for everyone involved. Sadly, many people are injured in serious accidents involving snowmobiles and ATVs.

While the use of helmets and other protective gear certainly lowers the risk, accidents involving snowmobiles, ATVs, or other off-road vehicles can expose riders, passengers, and bystanders to potentially serious—sometimes even fatal—injuries. These include traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries, broken bones, crushing or rollover injuries, and severe lacerations.

Snowmobile accidents in Ontario happen often, sometimes leading to serious injury. A day of fun can quickly become tragic. An unexpected collision can cause serious injuries.

When a serious accident happens, you’ll need help navigating this difficult situation. It is essential to contact a Toronto injury law firm that focuses on assisting people injured in snowmobile or ATV accidents.

The team at Cariati Law provides compassionate and professional care throughout every step of your accident and injury claim. Our goal is to ensure that your rights are always protected. Our experienced accident lawyers in Toronto can guide you through the insurance claims process.

Our personal injury lawyers can negotiate an insurance settlement on your behalf, which will provide you with the financial compensation you need. The negotiated financial recovery will allow for:

–       Long or short-term medical care

–      Lost wages

–      Any special at-home equipment that may be needed for your recovery.

–      Pain and suffering

We will fight for all damages against those responsible for causing your injuries. Many traumatic brain injuries and significant snowmobile injuries happen when riders lose control and collide with other riders or pedestrians. Don’t let accidents ruin your winter fun! Be sure to stay in control and drive safely.

How many snowmobile accidents happen in Ontario annually?

Every winter, thousands of Ontarians take to snowmobiles for a fun way to explore the outdoors. Unfortunately, however, these activities can be dangerous if proper safety measures are not taken. According to the Ontario Ministry of Transportation, there were 619 reported snowmobile accidents in 2020 alone – an alarming number that could have been avoided with greater caution and care.

Of those 619 accidents, 99 resulted in fatalities, while another 574 caused serious injuries such as broken bones or severe lacerations. Most victims were experienced riders who had gone out on their own instead of with a group.

Nearly two-thirds of all incidents occurred outside marked trails and designated areas for off-road travel. Furthermore, almost half involved collisions between two or more vehicles as well as riders failing to slow down enough before turning corners.

It is important for everyone using snowmobiles to understand the risks associated with them and take necessary precautions when going out on rides.

–      Stay within marked trails wherever possible.

–      Look ahead rather than at your feet when riding.

–      Reduce speed where needed.

–      Always wear protective gear, including helmets and boots

–      Avoid alcohol consumption before or during rides.

–      Never ride alone but go with friends who know how to operate a machine safely.

What Can Go Wrong?

A serious accident involving a snowmobile or ATV can happen for many reasons, including:

  • Vehicle Defects
  • Faulty Safety Gear
  • Operator Negligence
  • Drug or Alcohol Use
  • Excessive Speed
  • Reduced Visibility
  • Poor Trail Maintenance
  • Operator Inexperience

The majority of these injuries can be avoided with proper safety precautions. At Cariati Law, we remind operators of snowmobiles, ATVs, and other off-road vehicles to be safe as they enjoy the beautiful scenery of an Ontario Winter.

We’re Here to Help

If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in any type of winter power sports accident involving a snowmobile, ATV, or other off-road vehicles—and suffered injuries through no fault of your own—call Cariati Law at 905-629-8040 for help. When you call, you will speak with an experienced Toronto Winter Powersports Accident lawyer absolutely FREE. We will investigate your accident, handle all the paperwork, and manage your entire claim—so you can focus on your recovery.

At Cariati Law, our top Winter Powersports Accident lawyers will investigate every detail of your ATV or snowmobile accident for free. All cases are handled on a contingency fee basis, which means you pay us nothing upfront. In fact, we only get paid after you do, and if there is no recovery, there is no lawyers fee.

Contact one of our Toronto serious injury lawyers at 905-629-8040 for help today.

Cariati Law—Passion Behind Every Case

Call us right away at 905-629-8040, and we will provide you with a FREE, confidential, and no-obligation consultation about your case. At Cariati Law, we will review every detail of your case and fight to secure the maximum compensation for your injuries. You deserve straight answers about your case from the experienced lawyers at Cariati Law.

The “Cariati Law Promise” means you never have to pay any lawyer’s fee upfront. In fact, we only get paid after you do. And if there is no recovery, there is no lawyer’s fee. It’s that simple. We’re here to work hard for you and to make sure that your rights are fully protected.

Call today. 1-888-629-8040. At Cariati Law, we put passion behind every case.