Wisconsin Snowmobile Accident Lawyer
Snowmobiling is an exhilarating winter sport that more and more people are taking up. However, with the increase interest in snowmobiling there has come an increase in snowmobiling accidents resulting in serious injury and fatality.
In the state of Wisconsin there were 23 fatalities in 2013-2014. In almost all of these deaths, speed and alcohol played a very significant role.
If you have been injured in a snowmobiling accident due to someone else’s negligence or if you have lost a loved one in a snowmobiling accident, then the Wisconsin snowmobile accident attorneys at Bye, Goff and Rohde can help you understand your legal options and right to financial compensation.
Snowmobiling accidents can result in serious injuries and fatality including:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord trauma
- Knee and back injuries
- Soft tissue injuries
- Broken bones and amputation, especially in cases of frostbite
- Serious medical conditions
- Wrongful death
As mentioned above, speed and alcohol account for several fatalities on snowmobiles. However, other factors that can play a part in snowmobiling accidents include:
- Lack of experience
- Reckless driving
- Negligence of the driver
- Improper servicing and maintenance
- Manufacturing defects to the snowmobile
- Collision with a fixed object
- Collision with another snowmobile
- Collision with a motor vehicle
- Ice or water hazards
- Improper maintenance to the snowmobiling area
Snowmobiling fatality is a cold hard thing to deal with.
If you have lost a loved one in a snowmobiling accident then you are probably fixed with a whirlwind of emotions. Unless you were there when it happened you are most likely wondering what went wrong and who was responsible for the accident. Snowmobiling accidents can leave victims in the cold snow for hours, if not days. Head trauma, sheer impact and freezing are all leading causes of death in snowmobiling accidents.
Moving forward after a snowmobiling accident can be difficult for everyone involved.
If you have been a victim in a snowmobiling accident then you need to seek legal advice from a Wisconsin personal injury attorney. Whether you were a driver, a passenger or an innocent bystander, you do have options. It is important that you are made aware of these legal options to move on with your life. You may be eligible for financial compensation for your pain and suffering including damages for:
- Medical related costs (medications, specialized equipment, hospitalization)
- Loss of income and projected income
- Rehabilitation costs (physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy)’
- Loss of quality of life
At Bye, Goff and Rohde we work with specialists and officers to get to the bottom of what happened and can determine your chance of winning a lawsuit against the person or persons responsible for your injury.
To speak to a Wisconsin accident attorney about your snowmobiling injury, contact Bye, Goff and Rohde for a free consultation.