Experienced Snowmobile Accident Lawyers Fighting For Compensation For Victims
Many Canadians know that few things in life are more enjoyable than riding a snowmobile in the wintertime. Snowmobiling is a great outdoor activity, but it can also be dangerous if you don’t take proper care. Many people are injured in snowmobile accidents every year in Nova Scotia. If you have been injured in a snowmobile accident caused by another party’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation.
The snowmobile accident lawyers at McKiggan Hebert have extensive experience helping the injured secure the compensation they deserve. Don’t deal with the stress of a personal injury claim on your own—let us handle your case so you can concentrate on recovering from your injuries. Take the first step toward seeking justice by calling (902) 423-2050 to schedule a free, no-obligation, consultation with our team today.
What Are the Most Common Snowmobile Accident Injuries?
A snowmobile accident can lead to a wide range of serious injuries. Some of the most common injuries include:
- Facial lacerations and fractures;
- Brain injuries;
- Spinal cord injuries;
- Neck, back, and shoulder injuries;
- Knee injuries;
- Broken bones;
- Amputation; and
- Internal injuries.
All of these injuries can lead to serious long-term consequences that drastically reduce the quality of the victim’s life. This is one of the many reasons why it’s so important to fight for the compensation you deserve.
How Do Snowmobile Accidents Occur?
A snowmobile accident can occur for a number of different reasons. Some of the most common causes of these accidents include:
- Excessive speeding;
- Operating a snowmobile while under the influence of alcohol or drugs;
- Operating a snowmobile while distracted;
- Poor maintenance;
- Recklessness; and
- Poor visibility.
If you have been injured in a snowmobile accident, it’s important to determine how the accident occurred so you know who you can hold liable. If you choose to hire our law firm, we will immediately begin to investigate the accident to determine how it occurred and who can be held liable. Then, we will begin aggressively negotiating with the at-fault party in order to secure the compensation you deserve. Let us fight for compensation while you focus on recovering from your devastating injuries.
What Are the Snowmobile Insurance Requirements in Nova Scotia?
The rules regarding snowmobile insurance requirements vary from province-to-province. In Nova Scotia, anyone who operates a snowmobile on property that they do not own or occupy is required to have at least $500,000 in third party liability insurance coverage. If you are injured by a negligent snowmobile operator on another party’s property, this insurance policy should cover your injuries and property damage.
What to Do After A Snowmobile Accident
No one ever expects to be injured in a snowmobile accident, but it can happen to anyone, which is why you should know what to do in the event it happens to you.
Your first priority after a snowmobiling accident should be calling for help. It’s in your best interest to call for emergency help even if you do not believe you have been seriously injured. The symptoms of certain injuries may not appear immediately after an accident. It’s best to get examined by a medical professional right away instead of waiting to see if symptoms appear in the hours or days following an accident.
If possible, try to gather evidence at the scene of the accident. Take photos of the snowmobiles involved in the accident, visible injuries, and anything else that may seem relevant to your case. Ask witnesses for their contact information so you can discuss the accident with them at a later date. The more evidence you have, the better your chances are of recovering the compensation you deserve.
If you did not receive emergency medical attention, seek medical treatment as soon as possible after leaving the scene of the accident. Then, get in touch with a lawyer at McKiggan Hebert to initiate the process of filing a personal injury claim against the at-fault party.
Schedule A Free Consultation With Our Snowmobile Accident Lawyers Right Away
Have you been injured in a snowmobile accident in Nova Scotia? If so, you could be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Let the skilled snowmobile accident lawyers at McKiggan Hebert review your case and help you understand your legal options. With our help, you may be able to recover compensation for your harms and losses including your current and future medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.
Don’t hesitate to reach out to our personal injury lawyers to discuss your case. To schedule a free consultation, call McKiggan Hebert today at (902) 423-2050 or submit your information using the form on this website.