The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s Top Ranked Buffalo, New York Personal Injury Attorneys Are Ready to Represent Individuals Injured in Snowmobile Accidents in the Western New York Area.
In Western New York, where the winters are long, and snow is thick on the ground, it is no surprise that snowmobiling is one of the area’s most popular winter activities. With vehicles capable of 150mph and often unpredictable terrain, it is also one of the most dangerous. According to statistics from New York Upstate.com:
- New York State is ranked third in the country for registered snowmobile users;
- New York State is tied with Wisconsin for most snowmobile fatalities per year; and
- The most common cause of a snowmobile accident is driving under the influence.
Snowmobiles are a huge economic contributor to New York State, grossing nearly $9,000,000 each year in sales. While they are an exhilarating winter recreational activity, they can be dangerous and potentially dangerous to new and sometimes even experienced drivers.
A personal injury from a snowmobiling accident can leave a lasting impact. At the Dietrich Law Firm P.C., we believe the clients are the ones who matter most, and our team of skilled personal injury attorneys are prepared to fight to obtain satisfaction on your behalf. Reach out to us today by calling 716-839-3939 for your free consultation.Common Causes of Snowmobile Injuries
Personal injury as a result of a snowmobile accident can have multiple causes, but the leading cause is driving while intoxicated. It is, of course, illegal to drive a car while under the influence of alcohol, and the same holds true of operating machinery and driving snowmobiles. Alcohol consumption can impair an individual’s hand-eye coordination. Paired with the unpredictability of trails in winter, this poses an additional risk to drivers. Poor terrain, heavy snow, and patches of ice are all dangers to snowmobile operators at the best of times, but particularly after alcohol consumption has diminished an individual’s reaction time.
Another common cause of snowmobile related injury is reckless driving. Driving too fast, being unmindful of warning signs of inclement weather, or unfamiliarity with trails are all risks that might lead to a crash. In the past, snowmobile accidents have included running into trees, sliding into lakes, traffic collisions on roadways, and even crashes with other snowmobiles.
Going hand in hand with reckless driving, improper or insufficient training on the operation of a snowmobile is a preventable hazard. In these situations, the fault lies either with the snowmobile driver having failed to properly learn how to operate the vehicle or from poor training by renters or owners of snowmobiles. Many vacation spots offer options to rent snowmobiles, and it is their responsibility to ensure riders are sufficiently prepared to take to the trails.
Regarded to be a Best Lawyer of America, Jed Dietrich, Esq. has accumulated decades worth of experience in personal injury cases and is prepared to represent individuals injured as a result of snowmobiling accidents. Call today at 716-839-3939 to begin the process – you will not be charged until we secure you a win!Safe Snowmobile Practices
As dangerous as snowmobiles can sometimes be, they are nevertheless a great source of fun in winter. The best way to avoid a snowmobile accident is to become educated on the appropriate safety guidelines and to keep in accordance with them.
Know Your Machine: Be sure you are sufficiently prepared to operate a snowmobile and are equipped with the approved safety equipment before heading out on the trails.
Be Aware of Your Surroundings: It is easy to get carried away with the exhilaration of riding a high-powered vehicle through the snow, but caution always is necessary, particularly if you are sharing the trail with others.
Use Common Sense: Do not get on a snowmobile if you have been drinking. Do not ride as a passenger with someone who is under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Do not go snowmobiling if the weather conditions are threatening. Do not exceed safe speeds.
DID YOU, OR A LOVED ONE, SUFFER INJURIES FROM A SNOWMOBILE ACCIDENT IN BUFFALO, NEW YORK?
CALL JED DIETRICH, ESQ. AND HIS TEAM OF SEASONED BUFFALO, NEW YORK SNOWMOBILE ACCIDENT ATTORNEYS AT 716-839-3939 NOW TO
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For more information on snowmobiling, safe driving practices, and approved trails around Buffalo, New York refer to the links below:
- New York State website for information on where to receive snowmobile driver’s education and how to register for driving courses;
- Information on where and how to register your snowmobile in New York State;
- An interactive map of the snowmobiling trails located around New York State; and
- NYS Snowmobile Association website with information on safety, snowmobiling clubs, and events.
With over 20 years of experience as a personal injury attorney in Buffalo, New York, Jed Dietrich, Esq. is someone in whom you can place your trust. He will fight on your behalf to obtain satisfaction in your snowmobile injury case. Do not delay! Call us today at 716-839-3939 for your free consultation. Let the Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s experience and success be your advantage!
Call the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. immediately at 716-839-3939 so that our aggressive, tenacious and hardworking personal injury lawyers can fight to obtain the best result for your personal injury claim in Buffalo, New York. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and there is never a fee until we WIN for you!