Attorney Eric Hageman recently settled a snowmobile personal injury case for a woman who was passenger was hurt when the drunk driver lost control of the snowmobile. Last night, a similar accident resulted in the death of a 20-year-old woman. She was riding on a snowmobile. She died when the driver crashed into an ice house (fishing trailer) on Bone lake in Polk County, Wisconsin. The snowmobile crash happened at around 10 p.m.
“This case is a tragedy all the way around. Drunk driving is drunk driving, no matter if you’re in a car or on a snowmobile,” said Eric, who has won millions for his clients in wrongful death lawsuits.
The driver was behind another snowmobile when he ran into the fishing trailer. Deputies arrested him for operating a snowmobile while intoxicated. They suspected he was intoxicated when they smelled alcohol on his breath and observed his behavior. Sheriff Pete Johnson suspects the driver was speeding when he hit trailer.
The woman, a passenger, was wearing a helmet, but still suffered severe head injuries, according to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office. She died at the scene.
Attorney Eric Hageman has successfully handled snowmobile wrongful death and personal injury cases. In 2012, he was named “Attorney of the Year” for winning a difficult wrongful death case. You can contact Eric for a free consultation at 1-888-377-8900 (toll free).