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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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snowmobile safety tips, Wisconsin snowmobile accident lawyerAs the snow season gets into full swing, snowmobiling becomes a preferred method of transportation for many outdoor enthusiasts. Wisconsin is the birthplace of snowmobiling and has over 25,000 miles of groomed trails available to riders. However, snowmobiles can be as dangerous as cars if not operated properly. Last year Wisconsin reported 23 snowmobiling fatalities. Recently, a local Appleton man was killed in a snowmobiling accident near Chute Pond.

There are local and national programs dedicated to snowmobile safety, which lay out essential safety tips that can help make your snowmobiling experience a safer one.

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