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Green Bay ATV injury lawyerOn Wednesday, March 20, 2019, a St. Germain man was found dead after a snowmobile accident. The accident occurred when the 62-year-old snowmobiler collided with a vehicle. This incident was a tragic reminder of the risks people face when operating recreational vehicles. 

Here in the state of Wisconsin, we are fortunate to have access to some of the country’s greatest natural landscapes. From Governor Dodge State Park to Lake Winnebago, the recreational opportunities are seemingly endless. With so many fantastic outdoor options, it should come as no surprise that thousands of Wisconsin natives choose to purchase and ride recreational vehicles. However, accidents often occur when using vehicles such as snowmobiles or ATVs, and victims should be sure to understand their options for pursuing compensation for their injuries. 

Snowmobile Accidents

Today, many snowmobiles can weigh more than 600 pounds and travel at speeds as high as 90 mph. Due to the sheer weight and speed of these vehicles, injuries can be incredibly severe. Over 14,000 Americans are injured in snowmobile accidents each year, and tragically, an estimated 200 people die in collisions throughout the United States on an annual basis. 

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ATV accident, recreational vehicle accident, recreational vehicle accident attorney, Wisconsin recreational vehicle accident attorney, riding an ATV, severe head trauma, Wisconsin personal injury attorneyDriving All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) can be a fun way for thrill seekers to experience off-roading throughout Wisconsin. ATVs are recreational vehicles and are designed for off-road use. The American National Standards Institute defines an ATV as a vehicle that operates on low-pressure tires with a seat that the driver straddles. The vehicle is equipped with handlebars for steering. Like the name suggests, ATVs are intended for a wide range of terrains that a standard vehicle may not be able to handle.

Although riding an ATV can be an exhilarating experience, like most adrenaline pumping activities, it can also be dangerous. In fact, according to Wisconsin's Department of Natural Resources, there were eight fatalities due to ATV accidents in the year 2013. Out of the eight fatalities, alcohol played a role in two of the accidents. Thus, it is important that Wisconsin residents adhere to certain safety standards when operating ATVs to minimize the likelihood of recreational vehicle accidents.

Wisconsin Man Suffers Injuries Due to ATV Accident

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