Statistics Canada reports that on average, 73 Canadians die annually due to snowmobile accidents. While this may seem like a low figure, it’s still tragic because in most cases, the accident was caused by behavioural risk factors, such as alcohol or drug use, excessive speed, or riding at night. According to the International Snowmobile Manufacturers Association, there are over 600,000 registered snowmobiles in Canada. Know what to do if you’re in a snowmobile accident and consider whether you need a snowmobile accident lawyer in Ottawa.
Steps to Take After a Snowmobile Accident
First thing is to make sure everyone is safe. You may have to make a judgment call about getting an ambulance or moving any victims yourself, based on where you are, how badly injured someone is and how far away help is available. You shouldn’t leave the scene of an accident unless you are getting medical help. Stay calm and be polite. Exchange information with the other driver and witnesses. Use your cell phone to take pictures. Document any injuries and treatment. File a claim with your insurer for your snowmobile accident. Talk to a personal injury law firm in Ottawa to take the next steps to get compensation for your claim.
QTMG Personal Injury Lawyers want to help you know what to do if you’re the victim of any type of accident.