They can be exciting and entertaining … true wintertime thrills. As enthusiastic snowmobilers ourselves, we know how much peace may be found out on the trails. But, snowmobiles can also be dangerous, particularly if the operator fails to exercise reasonable care or the snowmobile has not been designed properly.
The Minnesota snowmobile accident attorneys with the Brown Law Offices, P.A. understand how devastating a snowmobile accident can be – not only to the person injured or killed, but to their entire family. We’re here to help obtain all of compensation to which you may be entitled under the law.
COMMON INJURIES STEMMING FROM SNOWMOBILE ACCIDENTS
Unfortunately, each and every year in the State of Minnesota, people of all ages end up seriously injured as the result of snowmobile accidents. Snowmobile accidents often result in very serious injuries, including traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, knee injuries, bone fractures and wrongful death.
CAUSES OF SNOWMOBILE ACCIDENTS IN MINNESOTA
Serious snowmobile accidents are caused by a variety of factors, including:
- Negligence of a Driver;
- Intoxication of the Driver;
- Property Owners Failing to Remove Hazards;
- Excessive Trail Speed;
- Inexperience of the Operator; or
- Defective Design of the Snowmobile
Many snowmobiles have been recalled in recent years, including models produced by Polaris, Yamaha, Ski-Doo and Arctic Cat. Design defect cases are very challenging and require the assistance of an expert who is familiar with the relevant standard of care.
COMPENSATION FOR YOUR INJURIES
You may be entitled to recover for past and future lost wages, past and future medical bills, loss of enjoyment of life, pain and suffering, disfigurement and, possibly, punitive damages, if you’ve been injured in a snowmobile accident through no fault of your own. The source of recovery may include a snowmobile owner, snowmobile operator or property owner. Many snowmobile owners and most property owners will have insurance policies in place that will afford coverage to you.