Van Dyke Law, LLC’s Connecticut and Massachusetts snowmobile accident lawyer has handled numerous wrongful death matters and injury claims arising from all types of accidents. One type of accident common during the winter months involves the use, operation, collision or rollover of a snowmobile.
The New England winter months are seemingly growing longer and longer with every new snowfall of the season. Thousands of snowmobile operators take to the trails every year as both a form of transportation and excitement during the winter months. However, the very large weight and high speed of these machines makes this activity highly dangerous to the inexperienced rider and can result in death or life threatening injuries.
Snowmobiling is becoming an increasingly popular winter sport throughout the United States. In 2014, there were over 54,000 snowmobiles sold in the U.S. The average snowmobile rider is 44 years old and on average will ride their snowmobile covering 1620 miles per year in North America. In general, snowmobiles weigh several hundred pounds and can reach speeds well above 60 miles per hour. Unlike motor vehicles which protect the operator, snowmobiles offer little to no protection, leaving the operator out in the open.
Each year snowmobile accidents claim roughly 200 lives and injure nearly 14,000 people across North America. Most of these injuries come as a result of collisions with objects, other snowmobiles or as rollovers.
Snowmobile accidents can lead to death and serious injuries including:
- Crush injuries
- Broken bones
- Brain injury
- Spinal cord injury
If you have been involved in a snowmobile accident and injured as a result of another rider’s possible negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Compensation may include medical expenses, lost wages, future earnings, and even pain and suffering.
Van Dyke Law, LLC’s Connecticut and Massachusetts Personal Injury Attorney
If you or a loved one have been injured as the result of a snowmobile accident, do not hesitate to contact Van Dyke Law, LLC’s Connecticut and Massachusetts snowmobile accident lawyer. Our attorney has years of experience in handling accident related injuries and work hard to ensure that your injuries receive the compensation you deserve. Contact our West Hartford, Glastonbury, or Enfield office today for your initial free consultation.