For people who love outdoor adventure and recreation, Maine can be a four-season playground. In the warm months, boats and personal watercraft abound on the state’s lakes, rivers, and on the Atlantic Ocean. Personal recreational and utility vehicles including all types of ATVs, dirt bikes, and more are gaining in popularity. And in the winter, Maine’s trails are a haven for snowmobiles.
Accidents are often caused by other operators or motorists who fail to respect operators of recreational vehicles and/or fail to follow applicable operating rules. Also, as more people use recreational vehicles, and as manufacturers churn out new models that can go faster and further than ever before, the risks go up.
The consequences of a recreational vehicle accident can be tragic. Because these vehicles usually offer little physical protection, riders face a much higher risk of severe injury in the event of a collision.
To learn more about snowmobile accidents in Maine and your legal rights, see our blog article.