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Let's Talk About Snowmobiling!

Cory P. Whalen - SiebenCarey "Know Your Rights" AttorneyDecember 15, 2016

It’s snowing!  For many in Minnesota, the snow can be cause for celebration as the winter months call for recreational activities like snowmobiling.  With the new snow comes the potential for an injury due to negligent or inexperienced snowmobile operation. 

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Snowmobile Safety

Matthew E. Steinbrink - SiebenCarey "Know Your Rights" AttorneyFebruary 15, 2016

Minnesota is a great state for snowmobile riding.  Whether you’re off for a long trail ride, or cruising out to the ice fishing shack, there are plenty of ways to enjoy Minnesota’s snowmobile season. 
 
There are also a number of safe riding tips that will help you arrive at your destination safe and sound.

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Weighing negligence and risk

Minnesota Lawyer, by Jane F. PribekApril 27, 2012

The Minnesota Supreme Court put the brakes on a defendant's argument that the doctrine of primary assumption of risk should relieve him of liability for negligent operation of a snowmobile.

That April 25 ruling in Daly v. McFarland stems from a lawsuit regarding a January 2007 accident. Christopher Daly and Zachary McFarland were riding when McFarland's snowmobile hit a drift and became airborne. He pushed his snowmobile away from his body to avoid injury, and it collided with Daly's sled. Daly fell off and was injured.

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