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Bountiful Snowmobile Accident Lawyer

Perhaps no better place exists when it comes to enjoying the snow in wintertime via snowmobile, but with that popular sport in Utah comes the inevitable snowmobile accident claims. And while it is sometimes the case that riders and drivers of these recreational vehicles have no one but themselves to blame for their injuries, that’s the exception, not the rule. There can be others at fault, including the owners and operators of snowmobile tracks and courses and even the designers or the vehicles themselves. If you have been injured in a snowmobile accident and you believe someone else’s negligence or poor judgment caused it, you have a right to seek out compensation from the at-fault party. Our snowmobile accident attorney can help.

Statistics on Snowmobile Accidents

Snowmobiles may be a popular, beloved winter pastime, but statistics show that they can also be a veritable death trap. Since many states lack age or helmet regulations regarding snowmobile use, a snowmobile accident can be especially devastating for those involved.

  • Snowmobiles cause more than 200 deaths and 14,000 accidents per year
  • 12 percent of all snowmobile injuries are sustained by children under 17 years
  • According to The American Academy of Pediatrics’ review of snowmobile injury data from 1997 to 1998, more than 10,000 emergency department visits were related to snowmobile accidents
  • 10 percent of those involved in aforementioned accidents were younger than 15 years of age
  • Head trauma is the leading cause of death as a result of snowmobile accidents

Causes of Snowmobile Accidents

The most common causes of snowmobile accidents include:

  • Losing control of the sled: Driving at fast speeds under hazardous weather conditions, as well as on the sleek ground, can cause even experienced snowmobilers to lose control of their vehicle.
  • Rollover: Snowmobiles are heavy, weighing more than 600 pounds. Losing control of the vehicle can easily result in the sled tipping over – and crushing somebody.
  • Striking a fixed object: It’s easy to hit a fixed object such as a fence or tree when driving at speeds of up to 90 mph.
  • Striking another sled: As with any motor vehicle, crashing into another vehicle is always a risk
  • Speeding: Controlling a snowmobile in curves when you are racing at high speeds can be difficult, and often results in the vehicle hitting street signs, trees, telephone poles, and other objects.
  • Malfunctions: Mechanical defects and malfunctions can lead to serious injury or death
  • Intoxication: Drinking before or while driving a snowmobile impairs your judgment, making it more likely for a crash to occur
  • Trails that are not Maintained: Wires, cables, chain-linked fences, etc., have been known to cause crashes.

Help with your Snowmobile Accident Case

Being injured in a snowmobile accident can be a life-altering experience. You may be left with significant injuries that will follow you around for years to come—or even for life. It is not unusual for injured parties to experience spine and brain trauma after crashing on a snowmobile. Some injured riders and drivers may end up with disabilities and impairments that prevent them from working and having normal lives. Count on our Bountiful snowmobile accident attorney to help you move forward with your claim, so you can hold them accountable party responsible for your damages. Get started now with no-cost case consultation and review with our compassionate legal team.