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Snowmobile Collisions Attorneys

Originally used as a utility vehicle to go where motor vehicles could not, snowmobiles have been transformed into recreational vehicles similar to ATVs and motorcycles. Snowmobiles have even made it as far as being featured in the winter X games.

Snowmobiles have become the mode of transport during the winter time as it can go on snow and ice and doesn’t necessarily require a specific road or trail. It is estimated that more than 2 million people ride a snowmobile each year. According to the International Snowmobile Manufacturing Association there were more than 48,000 snowmobiles sold in the United States and approximately 1.4 million registered snowmobiles in the country.

Unfortunately the increase in popularity has also lead to an increase in injuries suffered due to these modes of transport. A study by the Oneida Healthcare Center in 2003 notes that snowmobile accidents were the cause of more than 14,000 injuries.

Unfortunately the increase in popularity has also lead to an increase in injuries suffered due to these modes of transport. A study by the Oneida Healthcare Center in 2003 notes that snowmobile accidents were the cause of more than 14,000 injuries.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a snowmobile accident caused by another party’s negligence, the victim may be entitled to compensation for property damage, medical bills, lost wages, and more.

Fill out the ‘FREE CASE REVIEW’ form to your right for a no-cost, no-obligation review of your snowmobile accident claim.

Dangers of Riding Snowmobiles

Although small in size, snowmobiles can weigh upwards of 600 pounds and high-powered snowmobiles can reach speeds in excess of 150 miles per hour. Their speed and weight are two dangers of riding snowmobiles. A person can become injured if the vehicle falls on them during a small accident or when performing dangerous snowmobile tricks.

Furthermore, due to many of the locations where snowmobiles are used, the terrain is often a danger. Frozen over lakes can collapse and lead to a drowning and forest areas could lead to an individual crashing.

Causes of Snowmobile Accidents

Driving a snowmobile does not require any special licensing although the state of Connecticut does require snowmobiles to be registered. Inexperience is a common cause of snowmobile accidents as many people do not know how to handle such machinery.

Some other common causes of snowmobile accidents include:

According to the Oneida Healthcare Center study the majority of accidents were caused by excess speed, driver inexperience, and alcohol.

Common Snowmobile Accident Injuries

In line with most accidents, the types of injuries snowmobile operators and passenger may suffer are similar to that of motor vehicle accidents.

Some common snowmobile accident injuries include:

Furthermore, injuries can also be severer if the individual was not wearing any safety gear such as a helmet or appropriate jacket. In Connecticut operators must be 16 years old, however there are no specific requirements about the use of a helmet or other snowmobile safety gear.

Contact our Meriden Snowmobile Accident Lawyer Today

If you or a loved one have been injured in a snowmobile accident caused by another rider’s carelessness or recklessness, our attorneys are ready to help. At Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers we understand how frightening a snowmobile collision can be, particularly when the accident was no-fault of your own.

With more than 140 years of combined legal experience, our attorneys are knowledgeable in handling personal injury cases and can help guide you through the entire litigation process. We have several offices located throughout Connecticut and proudly serve the following areas:

…and many more local towns and cities. Contact us today to get connected with one of our lawyers best suited in handling your claim at toll-free 1-800-PERKINS (1-800- 737-5467). One of our intake staff members will connect you with one of our lawyers after a few preliminary questions.

If you would prefer to contact us online, fill out the ‘FREE CASE REVIEW’ form at the top right hand corner of this page – it’s 100% FREE to submit and strictly confidential.