A horse rider was awarded £12,000 in compensation after an accident that led to her being injured and going through post-traumatic stress disorder. The horse riding car accident occurred when a car passed her and her horse on a road near her stables and neglected to leave ample room in the process.
There was no room for the rider to take evasive action and her leg was hit by the wing mirror of the car as it passed. Even though the horse escaped unharmed and the rider was eventually able to start riding again, she could never return to the scene of the accident. The compensation covered both physical and mental injuries and also covered the cost of switching to another stable away from the scene of the accident.
Could you claim compensation for a horse riding car accident?
Most car drivers and other road users know to leave plenty of room and to slow down when passing a horse and rider. However, if you ride horses and you are involved in an accident where a driver exhibited undue care and attention, you may be in a position to put in a claim for compensation.
The best course of action is always to take professional legal advice in this situation. While most drivers understand that horses can and will react to fast cars and vehicles being driven too close, others do not. If you can prove negligence occurred on the part of the driver, you may be able to claim compensation.
Contact Accident Advice Helpline if you have been involved in a similar situation
Accident Advice Helpline is here to provide you with the support and no-obligation advice you need in this situation. Our free 24/7 enquiry line provides easy access to our team whenever you need it. If you had an accident within the last three years and you want to know whether you can bring a no win, no fee* case for compensation, talk to our professional injury compensation lawyers now. They can provide insight and experience and discuss your case with you today. You may be in a position to get compensation for something that was not your fault. If you can bring a case against the other party you might be able to draw a line under the experience and get the cash you deserve as well.
Source: Horse & Hound
Date Published: July 12, 2014
Author: David Brown