Horse riding car accident injuries are increasing
A number of lawyers in our personal injury department are keen riders. They knows the risks that riders take when out and about on our roads and the dangers posed by careless and inconsiderate drivers.
Most of the horse riding car accident claims we deal with are caused either by drivers passing too closely or too fast. Drivers have a legal duty to exercise care and respect the presence of other road users, including riders. If an accident happens which is due to the driver leaving insufficient passing space or simply going too quickly then it is likely that you will be able to claim compensation.
The British Horse Society urge riders to report accidents and near misses to them. According to their statistics there were nearly 4,000 road traffic incidents involving horses between November 2010 and March 2019. These resulted in the deaths of 43 riders and 315 horses. It is believed that these numbers represent the tip of an iceberg.
If you are involved in such an incident then it is important to report the accident to the police and obtain the driver’s insurance details.
When making a horse riding car accident claim we can recover compensation for your injuries as well as your financial and out of pocket expenses. In addition, if your horse is injured we can seek veterinary fees and other losses related to your horse’s recovery.
We operate a free legal helpline, so if you require guidance then give us a call and we will provide a case assessment. We will tell you if you have a claim and let you know roughly what compensation you can recover.
If you wish to make a horse riding car accident claim on a No Win, No Fee basis then call us on 0333 888 0404 or send details to us by email at [email protected]