Snowmobile and ATV Injuries

Driving around on all terrain vehicles (ATVs) and snowmobiles is something many people enjoy. For the warmer months, taking a ride through the dirt roads on an ATV is an exhilarating outdoor activity. Cruising through the snow on a snowmobile offers a more chilly but similar kind of fun as well.

However, injuries can easily occur when riding these because they are large vehicles that can reach high speeds. Many riders will ride them on terrain that is too rough or drive them recklessly and this has led to many personal injury claims over the years.

The laws surrounding these vehicles are different from cars though and the laws around personal injury using these are different as well.

Snowmobile ATV Accident Injury/Injuries


It is no secret that these vehicles can cause injury but as to what kinds of injuries they can cause there is a bit more specificity. Many of these are similar to injuries you can receive in car accidents but it is important to take note of any of these if you are involved in an ATV or snowmobile accident.

List of Common ATV/Snowmobile Injuries

  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Chest injury
  • Traumatic asphyxia
  • Amputations
  • Fractured or broken bones
  • Internal injuries
  • Frostbite
  • Hypothermia
These injuries constitute mostly bodily injuries from the impact of the accident itself. However, for snowmobile users, in particular, they often get trapped out in the cold and could experience frostbite or hypothermia which requires immediate medical attention.


There are many types of accidents that can happen when riding an ATV or snowmobile and most are judged as being at fault or no fault much like car accidents are judged.

ATV/Snowmobile Accidents Where You Could Make A Claim For Compensation

  • If injury is caused by another ATV, snowmobile, or car driver’s negligence
  • If you are injured as a passenger on an ATV or snowmobile driven by a negligent driver
  • If injury is caused by a snowmobile or ATV that was not maintained properly
  • If you are injured because of a defect in the ATV or snowmobile
All of these accidents can easily occur when operating an ATV or snowmobile. For those that are planning to drive an ATV or snowmobile, they should ensure that it has been properly maintained and that they have the proper documentation necessary to ride one in their state.


Liability in these kinds of accidents will depend on the cause and who all was involved. It is important to keep this in mind if you experience an injury riding one of these vehicles because you could get compensation for any medical bills and missed income.

For rider vs. rider, motor vehicle collisions, and accidents where a passenger is injured, typically driver or rider negligence is the determining factor in personal injury cases. Figuring out who the negligence falls on will play an integral role in receiving any injury compensation.

Also, if you were the only person involved in an ATV or snowmobile accident, it could be the fault of a faulty vehicle. This will fall on the company that produced or rented you the vehicle and you will be able to get injury compensation if it is discovered that you were provided an ATV or snowmobile that could not properly operate.

Lack of provided safety warnings or operational instructions can also be used as a claim where the rental company or company that produced the vehicle can be liable for your injuries as well.


With so many factors to consider in a snowmobile or ATV accident injury case, it’s easy to understand how people get overwhelmed. And that’s before you have to deal with all the legal paperwork. To get the best results, you’re going to need a qualified attorney on your side. To get the help you deserve, contact the Law Leaders today for a free consultation. The Law Lawyers are a nationwide group of lawyers and law firms with experience in personal traumatic injuries. Our lawyers will stand by you through thick and thin, until you and your family get the justice you deserve.

CALL the Trusted Attorneys at Law Leaders today for your free snowmobile or ATV accident injury consultation: 800-LAW-LEADERS (800-529-5323)