We get calls from potential clients who are injured in snowmobile accidents. These cases are a bit trickier because it’s a recreational activity. There are certain laws on the books in New York state that will prevent, for example, trail owners and operators from negligence for injuries or accidents sustained by somebody using that trail because it is deemed often to be inherently part of that sport or recreation. There are exceptions to that rule though, these impose further obligations on the property owner if they did something in a negligent matter. For example, they may have created a trail that was too dangerous for people that were participating.
Just sustaining an injury without it being somebody else’s fault, will not give rise to a claim for negligence. Even if there is some, then your attorney has to do an analysis under the General Obligations Law to see if you potentially have a claim against that property owner or the trail maintainer.
Attorney Richard Nicotra is a partner with Andrews, Bernstein, Maranto & Nicotra, PLLC and has achieved the highest rating of 10 on Avvo. Attorney Nicotra has won million dollar verdicts and settlements and is the current President of the New York State Trial Lawyers – Western Region Affiliate.
The Personal Injury Lawyers at Andrews, Bernstein, Maranto & Nicotra, PLLC fight for the rights of persons who are injured or disabled. We approach each case on an individual basis and personally assist each client with their unique needs. We are involved in every step of the legal process, and ensure that each case receives the time and effort necessary for success.