Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Michigan all have a lot of snowmobile accidents and deaths along their trails every year. Wisconsin has the most and the numbers are not going down.
Local police officers say that the deaths in Wisconsin are more often than not attributable to excessive amounts of alcohol in the driver’s bloodstream. This, combined with speed, is a deadly combination.
Wisconsin’s overall number of snowmobile deaths is not declining because it is much less of a penalty than in Michigan and Minnesota. In Wisconsin, the penalty for snowmobiling drunk is a $600 fine. In Michigan and Minnesota, there is a fine but points are added to a person’s driver’s license as well.
If you or someone you know has been injured in a snowmobile accident, contact the Milwaukee personal injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at (414) 271-0900 to discuss your case and to schedule an initial consultation.