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Are Ontario accident benefits available to snowmobile accidents? Ottawa lawyer David Hollingsworth explains.
Ontario Snowmobile Accident Lawyer, Ottawa Injury Lawyer David Hollingsworth..The weather we have been getting here in eastern Ontario has left many snowmobilers and ice fishing enthusiasts in a dangerous position. It seems as though one day, mild weather is on it’s way and the next we are hit with 15 centimetres of snow. What concerns me as an Ontario injury lawyer is how dangerous it can be out there on the ice. The most obvious snowmobiling rule is to never cross water as there are no guarantees that ice is thick enough to support a human or a motor vehicle such as a snowmobile. Ice is always dangerous and could break open at any point. I would caution everyone to stay clear of frozen water it is absolutely certain it is safe.
Snowmobiles have far less traction for starting, turning, and stopping on ice than they do on snow. It is always best to travel at slower speeds, allowing a snowmobile driver to keep better control and fast stop on shorter notice. Trying to stop a snowmobile that is travelling at higher speeds typically results in spins, which are not only dangerous but can be fatal. For best control, it is best to drive your snowmobile from a seated position.
Snowmobile accidents on Ontario lakes are far too common. Most Ontario lakes are flat, wide open areas, but they are not free of obstructions. Remember, if you can ride and turn in any direction while operating on a lake, so can other snowmobile riders. That means that another driver could appear out of nowhere. A snowmobile accident could happen at any time. Although there are many head on snowmobile accidents each year in Ontario, drowning is a leading cause of fatal snowmobile accidents. To be safe, it’s always best to wear a floatation snowmobile suit and ride with ice picks.
What to do if you fall through the ice..
If the ice breaks and you fall through the ice, try to stay calm. Place your arms out in front of you on the outer unbroken ice . Try to kick your feet to propel yourself up onto the ice. Keep doing so until the ice stops breaking. If you don’t have an ice pick, use anything sharp such as keys or a knife to help dig into the ice and give you a grip. Don’t remove your gloves. Once you get up onto the ice, crawl away from the hole. Absolutely do not stand up until you are safely far away from the hole as standing up increases the chances of the ice cracking.
A snowmobile is considered to be a motor vehicle. All snowmobiles must be registered, no matter what they’re used for or where they’re used. Safety is so important to enjoying snowmobiling. Each year, many accidents happen that are completely preventable, causing needless death and injury each year.
If someone you know or if you have been injured in an Ontario snowmobile accident, you many be entitled to Ontario accident benefits through your own insurance. If you have not insured your snowmobile, you may still be entitled to Ontario accident benefits. There are options out there and help for you. Consult an Ontario personal injury lawyer to discuss how you can get some help.
———————- Our Ottawa Injury Lawyer Blog is written regularly by Ontario personal injury lawyer David Hollingsworth. The Ottawa Injury Lawyer Blog reports on accidents in eastern Ontario, personal injury issues, local Ottawa news and events and various news that relates to Ottawa, accidents and personal injury. Visit www.ottawainjury.ca for more information. If you have a topic you would like me to write about or if you have a question, please call or email me: email@example.com (613) 978-9549
Ottawa Ontario snowmobile accident lawyer David Hollingsworth, Ontario Accident Benefits Snowmobile Accidents
Posted by Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer, Ottawa Accident Lawyer, David Hollingsworth in ATV accidents, Catastrophic Injury / Catastrophic Injuries, Snowmobile Accidents, wrongful death on February 13th, 2012
Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer David Hollingsworth … Unfortunately, with winter here, there are far more recreation vehicle accidents out there. I’m sorry to report of a fatal ATV accident outside of l’Ange Gardien this past Friday. Sadly, 50-year-old Yvan Bergeron of Gatineau was driving his ATV on route 309 around 10:30 p.m. without any lights on and was killed. Yvan Bergeron was then hit and later pronounced dead at a Buckingham hospital. My thoughs go out to the Bergeron family and their friends. Police are asking anyone who had seen or talked to Yvan Bergeron on Friday to contact them at 819-459-9911, extension 3286.
There were 194 fatal ATV accidents in Ontario last year. We need to do everything we can to bring this number down and aim to make ATV riding a safer activity.
———————- This Ottawa Injury Lawyer Blog is written regularly by Ottawa personal injury lawyer David Hollingsworth. Since 1999, David has been an Ottawa injury lawyer dedicated to helping Ontario accident victims and the families of accident victims who have been seriously injured or lost a loved one in an Ontario accident. This blog reports on accidents in eastern Ontario, personal injury issues, local Ottawa news and events and various news that relates to Ottawa, accidents and personal injury. Visit www.ottawainjury.ca for more information. If you have a topic you would like me to write about or if you have a question, please call or email me: firstname.lastname@example.org (613) 978-9549
Regrettably, 2 young people suffered serious personal injury last Sunday in an Almonte ATV accident on Clayton Road near Almonte. The driver , who suffered critical personal injury was a 19-year-old Mississippi Mills young woman. She was driving with a passenger; a 21-year-old Mississippi Mills man. Unfortunately, neither were wearing safety helmets when the Almonte ATV accident occurred and they were both thrown into a nearby ditch.
Thankfully, witnesses were nearby and brought the accident victims to the Almonte Hospital. The male passenger was treated for very serious injuries and released over the weekend. Unfortunately, the female driver suffered very critical personal injuries and needed to be transferred to the Ottawa Civic Hospital Trauma Centre. My thoughts are with this young girl, her friends and her family. I hope she is able to fully recover from this terrible ATV accident.
———————————————————————————————————————————————————————-The Ottawa Injury Blog is written regularly by Ontario injury lawyer David Hollingsworth. David has been an Ontario injury lawyer representing Ontario accident victims since 1999. This blog reports on accidents in eastern Ontario, personal injury issues, local Ottawa news and events and various news that relates to Ottawa, accidents and personal injury. Visit www.ottawainjury.ca for more information. If you have a question, feel free to call or email email@example.com