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Equestrian Accidents

Horseback riding is a very common activity around the world. Whether for leisure or competition, equestrian activities can be an enjoyable and exciting for novices and experts alike. However, while it may be a hobby or even a form of physical activity, riding a horse can also be dangerous, especially if horse owners or riding instructors act negligently when training riders.

Careless horseback riding instructors, trainers, and owners can cause equestrians to suffer devastating injuries ranging from broken bones to brain trauma. However, the experienced and compassionate Wisconsin personal injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. are here to handle your case while you focus on recovery. Contact us today at 800-242-2874 to fight back.

Horseback Riding Safety

An estimated 73,000 people are hospitalized every year for horseback riding injuries in the United States for a number of different injuries, including fractures, sprains, and spinal cord damage. Horseback riding has inherent hazards, but it can be especially dangerous if you are improperly trained or given a high-strung horse to ride. To protect yourself from these injuries, you can follow these safety tips:

  • Never ride without proper safety equipment, including a riding helmet, equestrian clothing, and riding boots
  • Never ride a horse using damaged or faulty equipment, and be sure the saddle is properly secured and does not appear to have any signs of damage
  • Never ride without proper supervision or instruction
  • Do not ride under the influence of alcohol or medication

While horseback riders assume some of the risks of these activities, irresponsible trainers or horse owners can contribute to devastating equestrian accidents.

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If you believe that your horseback riding accident has been caused or exacerbated by a negligent horse riding instructor or trainer, you may be entitled to financial compensation. To speak with a qualified personal injury attorney who can take care of your case, contact the Wisconsin personal injury attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. today at 800-242-2874.

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