ATV and Snowmobile Crashes


In rural areas, operating ATVs for recreation and transportation is very common. In recent years, there has been an increase in the number of registered off-road vehicles. All terrain vehicles (ATV) and snowmobiles pose certain risks. Similar to motorcycle accidents, ATVs lack structural protection to riders in the event of a crash. As a result, ATV or snowmobile accident victims often sustain very serious injuries, including:

  • Traumatic brain injuries

  • Spinal cord injuries

  • Severe fractures

  • Scarring or disfigurement

  • Chronic pain

  • Wrongful death

Common causes of snowmobile and ATV accidents include:

  • Forms of premises liability such as hidden hazards, falls through ice, poorly maintained trails

  • Use of drug or alcohol while driving

  • Defective repairs on machinery

  • Negligent operation and/or reckless driving


As a part of being your advocate, Benjamin Law will conduct a thorough investigation to ensure we have all of the necessary evidence to advance your case and identify all of the potential parties that may be at fault for causing your accident. Municipalities or property owners may be liable due to their failure to maintain trails or post appropriate signs. We will work with professional experts such as accident reconstruction engineers and healthcare professionals to determine liability and the full extent of your injuries. Your recovery and future stability is our priority.


What is often overlooked by riders is that ATVs require insurance like any other automobiles under Ontario law. Therefore, if you were injured in a snowmobile or ATV accident, you may be entitled to no-fault accident benefits, just as if you were injured in a car or other motor vehicle. These benefits include:

  • Income Replacement Benefits – if you are unable to work

  • Non-Earner Benefits

  • Medical and Rehabilitation Benefits including chiropractic, psychological, physiotherapy services; medication; rehabilitative equipment; vocational training, home accessibility modifications and vehicle modifications

  • Attendant Care Benefits – for a home attendant and nursing care

  • Housekeeping and Home Maintenance Benefits – if you are catastrophically impaired

  • Caregiver Benefits – if you are catastrophically impaired

  • Other expenses – visitor expenses; funeral expenses; damaged items in the accident; and lost educational expenses.


If you were not completely at fault for your accident, we can help you recover compensation from at-fault parties for:

  • Pain and suffering damages (for loss of your enjoyment of life)

  • Loss of future earnings (financial loss due to the inability to work, reduced earning capacity and loss of future opportunity)

  • Future care costs (medical care, rehabilitation and other future costs including nursing or attendant care beyond what is available from accident benefits)

  • Housekeeping and Homemaking Services

  • Compensation for family members affected by your injuries (for cost of services you provided and the loss of care, guidance and companionship they have suffered)

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