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Horseback Riding Accident

Top Rated Horseback Riding Accident Attorneys In Buffalo, New York

Jed Dietrich, Esq., Recognized as a New York Super Lawyer, and His Team of Lawyers at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. Will Fight to Obtain the Best Result for Your Buffalo, New York Horseback Riding Accident Case.

Horseback RiddingWestern New York boasts innumerable small towns and expansive countryside. These areas provide New Yorkers the opportunity to engage in a variety of outdoor activities. One commonly enjoyed activity is horseback riding. People young and old can take part in activities involving horses. Like any activity involving animals, who can behave erratically, a day of fun with horses comes with the risk of serious injuries or even death. Horses can be unpredictable, and appropriate care must be taken to keep those around them safe.

Were you or a loved one injured in an accident involving a horse? You might be entitled to compensation. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C. strives to provide the highest level of personal injury service to the people of Western New York. Our team of highly experienced Buffalo, New York horseback riding accident attorneys will fight to get you the compensation you deserve. Contact the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. today by calling 716-839-3939 or by going online.

The Dangers Of Horseback Riding

Horseback riding is usually a relaxing and pleasant activity. Whether you are participating in riding lessons, a day of riding, or any other recreational activity involving horses, you put yourself at risk for an accident involving a horse. Some accidents that may occur are:

  1. The horse bucking the rider off its back;
  2. The horse trampling a fallen rider on the ground;
  3. The horse kicking a rider or bystander;
  4. The horse biting a rider or bystander; and
  5. The horse behaving in a dangerous manner, such as taking off at a sprint or leaving the planned route.

Any of these scenarios can put an individual at risk for serious injuries or even death. Accidents involving horses can lead to many different types of injuries, including:

  1. Horse RunningConcussions;
  2. Other traumatic brain injuries;
  3. Bruising or internal bleeding;
  4. Fractures;
  5. Neck or back injuries; and
  6. Death.

According to a study conducted by the National Institute of Health, tens of thousands of people suffer injuries in horse-related accidents every year. Most of these injuries occur when an individual is mounted on the horse. The study demonstrated that roughly 23% of horse-related injuries were to the head and neck region. In each year of the study, more than 10,000 people suffered traumatic brain injuries from horseback riding accidents.

Many of the injuries sustained in horseback riding accidents are minor and can be treated quickly. Unfortunately, injuries require significant medical attention, including surgeries, long-term hospital stays, and ongoing rehabilitation and physical therapy. In some cases, a horseback riding accident may lead to an upheaval of the victim’s lifestyle, necessitating time off work, and assistance in performing everyday tasks they could once perform with ease. In the most serious cases, traumatic brain injuries or serious neck injuries can lead to life-long consequences such as paralysis or brain damage. In the United States, an estimated 100 people die from equine-related accidents each year.

If you or a loved one suffered a serious injury or death in an equestrian accident, the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. is here to help. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s team of battle-tested horseback riding accident lawyers in Buffalo, New York, will fight diligently to get you the compensation you deserve. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C. is available 24 hours a day, 7 days per week. Call 716-839-3939 and let us begin the fight for you today!



Liability in a Horseback Riding Accident

The governor of New York State signed a law that outlines the parameters for determining liability in a horseback riding accident or other accident involving horses. When you choose to ride horses, participate in lessons, or engage with them in any other capacity, there is an assumption of risk in participating in those activities. In other words, by choosing to participate in the activity, you put yourself at risk for injuries that are related to that activity. Despite the assumption of risk, operators of horseback riding facilities, training centers, or other equine establishments must adhere to certain safety standards. They must: 

  1. Adequately and properly train all employees;
  2. Designate areas that are open to visitors and clearly identify areas that are not;
  3. Post a noticeable warning at any ticket sales or payment location that plainly indicates the level of risk involved in the activity; and
  4. Take care to prevent serious, foreseeable injuries to visitors and guests.

If an operator of equine activities fails to adhere to the above standards and a serious personal injury or accident occurs, the operator might be liable for the accident. They could be required to pay compensation for medical care, pain and suffering, lost wages due to missed work, and wrongful death. Visitors and participants in horseback riding activities must behave reasonably as well. They must follow the instructions of any posted signage and adhere to any rules specific to that facility.

If you have been seriously injured in a horseback riding accident, you might be entitled to compensation. You might not know whether another party can be held responsible for your injuries. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C. can help. We will be happy to provide you with a FREE consultation on your case. Our team of Buffalo, New York horseback riding accident lawyers will investigate your case, determine liability, and fight to hold the responsible party accountable. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C., recognized as a Best Law Firm of America, will fight diligently and tenaciously for you. Call 716-839-3939 today. Do not wait!

Call the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. immediately at 716-839-3939 so that our aggressive, tenacious, and hardworking personal injury lawyers can fight to obtain the best result for your personal injury claim in Buffalo, New York. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and there is never a fee until we WIN for you!

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I am a medical doctor and have worked with many of the best lawyers in Buffalo and I can say without question that Jed Dietrich is the only lawyer I would trust with my injury case in Buffalo New York. B.O.
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