Horse riding car accident injuries are increasing
We specialise in horse riding car accident cases, representing injured horse riders nationwide. If you have been injured by a vehicle while out riding and wish to recover compensation on a No Win, No Fee basis then contact us for a free initial case assessment. Call freephone 0808 139 1606 or email [email protected]
Rachel Thain, a lawyer in our personal injury department, is a keen rider. She 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”, says Rachel. “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 a horse riding car accident then it is important to report the incident to the police and get 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.
Rachel added, “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 0808 139 1606 or send details to us by email at [email protected]