Invented in the 1920s, the snowmobile was originally designed as an emergency and transport vehicle to carry people and supplies through areas where heavy snow made normal travel hazardous or impractical. Snowmobiling has since become a popular winter sport, just ask any one of the three million people who snowmobile on trails throughout North America every year!
Unfortunately, snowmobile accidents also happen every winter. The powerful engines, high speeds, and icy conditions that make snowmobiling so much fun can also cause devastating injuries and even death.
If you have been seriously injured in a snowmobile crash due to the negligence of someone else, our Colorado Springs attorneys at the Kanthaka Group can help you obtain compensation for your injuries, pain, suffering and lost wages.
Causes of Snowmobile Accidents
Accidents involving snowmobiles can have many causes. There can be unexpected hazards on private properties and public trails causing snowmobile operators to crash into trees or other objects. Cars, trucks and other snowmobiles can collide with you, causing serious accidents.
The failure to properly service and maintain the snowmobile, manufacturing defects, or weather hazards can also lead to accidents.
Sadly, a large number of snowmobile crashes involve innocent people being struck by a snowmobile operator who is driving recklessly or under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Injuries Resulting From Snowmobile Accidents
- Soft tissue injuries
- Broken bones
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Back and knee injuries
- Spinal cord injuries and trauma
Recovering Compensation for Snowmobile Accident Injuries
Snowmobile accident victims have legal rights. Numerous parties can be found liable for monetary damages in the case of snowmobile accidents. Property owners can be held responsible if they were aware of known dangers on their property but still allowed snowmobilers to use it. Recreational companies renting out snowmobiles are responsible for maintaining proper functioning and safety. If a snowmobile driver causes an accident while intoxicated or negligently operating their snowmobile—they too can be held liable.
Our Colorado Springs Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help With Your Snowmobile Accident
If you or a loved one has been seriously hurt in a snowmobile crash due to the negligence of someone else, you may be entitled to compensation for injuries, pain, suffering, and lost wages.
With trails all throughout Colorado, snowmobiling is a hugely popular winter sport that many individuals and families enjoy partaking in. When things go wrong and accidents happen due to negligence or safety hazards, our Colorado Springs attorneys at the Kanthaka Group will guide you through the legal process of recovering compensation. Please call 719-633-2222 or Contact Us to arrange a FREE consultation with one of our attorneys today.