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Horseback Riding Injuries Causing Wrongful Death

Apr 3, 2023 | Wrongful Death

Trainer negligence, property owner negligence, or inexperienced horse management are all possible causes of horseback riding injuries. The family of a rider who perishes in a horse-related accident may be eligible to bring a wrongful death claim to recover damages for their loss.

Horseback Riding: Who Can Be Liable For a Wrongful Death?

After a horseback riding accident, everyone can share liability for wrongful death. This might include anyone aware of a potential threat or anyone who failed to follow proper safety practices. A surviving family member might be eligible to sue for damages if someone else’s negligence caused equestrian riding wrongful death. Further, people who may share responsibility for a horseback riding accident include:

  • Owners of the property
  • Owners of stables
  • Owner of a horse
  • Riding teacher
  • Trainer Riding club
  • Additional riders at the recreation center
  • Manufacturers of equipement
  • Employees
  • Farriers
  • Veterinarian

Notwithstanding, it is difficult to determine who was at fault for w wrongful death.  A horse-related accident could have several different causes. That is, none of which are usually apparent to the sufferer at the time. An investigation may be necessary to identify the perpetrator and secure restitution for the victim. A negligent party is legally responsible for any harm done to another party.

Can Property Owners be Responsible for Horseback Riding Injuries?

If a dangerous condition caused the wrongful death on the land, such as a hole or a trip hazard, the property owner might be held accountable.

Property owners are generally required to fix any known hazardous circumstances or to alert visitors about conditions that could result in an injury or accident. Under California’s premises liability statutes, the property owner must keep the property safe. This includes a responsibility to take reasonable care of the following:

  • Keep the property in good condition;
  • Inspect the property
  • Correct any potentially harmful circumstances;
  • Provide adequate warning of any potentially dangerous conditions.

Filling a Wrongful Death In a Horseback Riding Accident

Families in California can seek compensation when a loved one dies due to another’s unjust action. All in all, you can sue for wrongful death if your loved one died in a horseback riding accident.  In a wrongful death litigation, the damages possibly include any expenditures linked with the loss of a family member, such as:

  • Burial costs;
  • Funeral costs,
  • Missed financial gains the victim would have made if he had lived
  • Compensation for affection and support.

What Elements do the Surviving Family Members Need to Show?

Survivors of a victim accident must typically prove the other person was negligent to receive compensation. Further, here are the elements of negligence that surviving family members must show:

  • The defendant had a duty of care to the victim
  • The defendant’s negligence broke that obligation;
  • And that the defendant’s fault had a significant role in the victim’s injuries or death.

Before speaking with the insurance provider or the property owner following an injury, you should consider speaking with a wrongful death attorney. Even if it means that you are not fully rewarded, the insurance company can seek to settle the claim for the least amount feasible. To concentrate on your recuperation, however, you should allow your attorney to handle any issues with the insurance provider.

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim?

The following family members are eligible to file a wrongful death claim:

  • A survivor’s spouse;
  • A survivor’s domestic partner;
  • Survivor’s children;
  • Any grandchildren (if the individual’s children are deceased); or lastly,
  • Anyone else entitled to the decedent’s property under California intestate succession laws.

Contact An Experienced Wrongful Death Attorney Today!

Hence, please contact KAASS LAW’s experienced attorneys if you have concerns about horseback riding accident lawsuits or want to file a wrongful death lawsuit. Call us at 310-933-5171. Certainly be sure to visit our other website link here for more information on cases we take.