Winter recreational injuries: When can you claim damages?

Winter in Canada provides opportunities for plenty of thrilling outdoor activities, including skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, fat biking, and pond hockey. For outdoor enthusiasts, there is much to enjoy. But many of these activities also involve a degree of risk, and injuries are unfortunately not uncommon. If you or a family member gets injured during winter activities, is it possible to seek compensation?

The answer is: sometimes. There are a number of factors influencing whether someone else may be liable for your injuries, including legislation, any waivers you may have signed, and the specific circumstances surrounding your accident. An experienced personal injury lawyer can assist you in evaluating how those factors may operate in your situation. Continue reading

Can I recover damages for snowmobiling injuries?

Snowmobiling is a popular winter sport in Alberta. Anyone who is into the sport knows it is more of a culture. Many back country roads are only accessible by snowmobile during the winter months, and it is one form of transportation that makes travel in some of our smaller communities possible. Along with the fast speeds on unpredictable terrains come snowmobiling injuries. It’s likely that at least someone you know has suffered injury from a snowmobile accident. As experienced personal injury lawyers, we have talked to many snowmobile accident victims who want to know whether they can recover damages for their injuries. Continue reading