The snow storm our area is currently experiencing will most likely result in several individuals taking advantage of their snowmobiles.
Our office would like to take this opportunity to remind readers to operate their snowmobiles safely for the benefit of themselves, and other snowmobilers they may come in contact with. The first thing to remember is of course to always wear a helmet when operating a snowmobile in Ohio – it is the law!
Secondly, we would like to remind everyone of the snowmobile rules and regulations that they should follow. These exist for a reason – to keep you and others safe as they enjoy their recreational activity.
Operating Your Snowmobile Safely
- Drive Sober – you don’t operate a vehicle under the influence, so you should not operate a snowmobile either. A snowmobile can become very dangerous if you are operating it while drinking. If you are under the influence, you also increase your risk for hypothermia while out in the cold air since your body’s core temperature is lowered. Just do the right thing and don’t drink and drive.
- Give your snowmobile a check-up – if you maintain your vehicle to ensure the safety of yourself and your family, the same should go for your snowmobile. It is important to make sure that your snowmobile is maintained so you do not run the risk of being broken down in the middle of nowhere in Ohio’s cold temperatures.
- Cross the road safely – come to a complete stop when crossing the roads to ensure that there is no approaching traffic that could possibly cause an accident. You should also cross at a right angle to traffic.
- Wear the appropriate clothing – make sure you’re bundled up with the appropriate gear. This means wearing several layers, gloves, boots, and a helmet.
Injured in a Snowmobile Accident
If you or your loved one is injured in a snowmobile accident, the most important thing to do after receiving medical care is to contact a lawyer.
Oftentimes accidents like this happen between friends as they are out on their snowmobiles together. We want those victims to know that it is still imperative to contact a lawyer to protect your legal rights. Call our lawyers at 800.637.8170 if you ever find yourself in this position. We will review the accident and injuries with you, answer any questions that you have related to the case, and explain your legal options.