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Can you file a claim after a snowmobile accident?

According to the calendar, it's still autumn. But if you go by the temperature, the mercury indicates that winter has settled in here in Rochester.

If your winter activities include a love for snowmobiling, it's important that you know (or learn) how to do so safely. Snowmobiling is a fun thing to do with family and friends, but it can also pose many dangers.

Below are some tips for safesnowmobiling that Rochester residents may employ this winter:

  • Keep your snowmobile in good repair and always do a pre-ride check before setting out.
  • Never drink and go snowmobile-riding, as that's a recipe for tragedy.
  • Only snowmobile within the limits of your own abilities and your snowmobile's capabilities.
  • Obey all state and local laws regarding snowmobiling.
  • Be particularly carful if your snowmobiling route crosses roads. Cross only at traffic's right angles.
  • Gear up appropriately before each ride. This means warm coats, socks, boots, gloves and a visored helmet.
  • Have a route planned and let friends or family know it, as well as your intended destination and arrival time.
  • Respect all property rights of others and never snowmobile on posted land.

If you get into a collision with a negligent snowmobiler or another vehicle, your injuries could be severe and even life-threatening. You could face a long recuperation and many months of physical and occupational therapy.

In order to be able to afford the most comprehensive treatment and recovery plans, it may be necessary to file a claim for damages against any at-fault parties who may have caused or contributed to your accident and injuries.

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