Victims of horse riding accidents often suffer from broken back, spinal cord fracture, paralysis, bites, concussions, TBI, broken bones, broken wrist, shoulder, legs and neck, dislocated joints, blindness, head injury, trauma, and even death. Head injuries are very common; they are responsible for most serious injuries and fatalities resulting from horseback riding. Head injuries account for an estimated 60% of all horseback riding deaths. Head gear including equestrian helmets must be an essential part of riding safety. Other important safety tips to reduce the incidence of riding injuries include:
- Ensuring the saddle fits the rider
- Staying in safe and approved riding trails
- Supervising young children
- Being careful or being aware of different objects and circumstance which might scare the horse
- Ensuring all the riding equipment is properly maintained and free of defects
Fatal Horse Accident/Wrongful Death Lawsuit
There is always a degree of risk involved with horseback riding. If your loved one was killed from a horseback riding accident, you may be able to bring a claim on their behalf. Pennsylvania allows wrongful death and survival action cases. The family and the estate may receive compensation for the injuries and losses sustained for the death of your loved ones.
It is possible to assert a cause for damages for loss of wages, services and other possible claims. Determining whether you should sue is a difficult decision. if you have lost a loved one in a horseback riding accident, it may be in your best interest to consult an equestrian accident lawyer in Pennsylvania.
Horse Accident Liability
The Pennsylvania Equine Immunity Liability Act does not bar all victims from a financial recovery. Horse riding farms can be liable for the following:
- Failure to properly train the horse;
- Improper or inadequate equipment;
- Failure to match the rider with a horse with similar experience;
- Mistreatment of horses which causes disruption during the ride;
- Failure to inform the rider of the horse’s propensities including past harms committed to other riders;
- Failure to properly inspect the trail or premises to avoid injuries or harm;
- Failure to adequately train the horse; or
- Allowing an injured horse to continue accepting riders.
If you have been injured as a result of a horseback riding accident then you may be able to recover for your injuries. The Lassen Law Firm has the resources, knowledge and experience to obtain a full recovery for your claim and understand the science and laws behind the litigation of horseback riding accidents. If you have been injured while riding a horse or have been involved in an equestrian accident, then our offices can help you recover the compensation to which you are entitled.
The Lassen Law Firm only deducts a low 29% contingency fee, not the standard 40-45% like other firms. We serve ALL of Pennsylvania and New Jersey. We can sign you up over the phone and start working on your case today.
The Lassen Law Firm
1515 Market St #1510
Philadelphia, PA 19102