Are you looking for Livingston, accident claim solicitors after a horse riding accident?
Due to the serious injuries that can be caused by a horse riding accident, most riders choose to wear numerous pieces of safety wear. In addition to wearing a reinforced riding helmet, many people also wear jackets which contain spine protectors to help prevent back injuries from occurring if they fall.
Despite these precautions, people can still get hurt if they do fall whilst riding a horse. One of the biggest dangers to a ride is if the horse falls as well. In some instances, the horse can fall on top of the rider or injur the rider as it tries to get up. The weight of the animal can cause the rider devastating injuries and could even result in a fatality.
Although many people begin horse riding at a young age, they do normally take instruction. If you plan to learn to ride, you may take part on one-to-one lessons or group lessons so that you learn to ride safely. In addition to providing safety equipment, teachers and horse riding schools can pair students up with appropriate horses for novice riders.
As each horse has its own personality and level of ability, some horses may be suited to more experienced riders. If, for example, a beginner is learning to ride, they wouldn’t be matched with a horse which is aggressive or which spooks easily.
Due to the expertise and experience of teachers and horse riding schools, most people find learning to ride fun and enjoyable. However, even the most conscientious of teachers can’t always prevent an accident from occurring.
Whilst some accidents are unavoidable, if you sustain an injury that you feel was caused by someone or something else, you may want to make a compensation claim against them with help from Livingston, accident claim solicitors. If, for example, faulty equipment let you down and you were hurt as a result, you may want to work with Livingston, accident claim solicitors and make a compensation claim against the manufacturers.
Alternatively, if you believe that your riding school were negligent, you could potentially make a claim against them with Livingston, accident claim solicitors, providing you can prove that they caused your injuries.
If you’re considering making a compensation claim with Livingston, accident claim solicitors following a horse riding accident, you may want to seek legal advice. If so, why not contact Accident Advice Helpline? We can help you to find out more about making a claim with Livingston, accident claim solicitors and we even offer free no obligation advice so you won’t have to pay anything upfront in order to access further information. Just call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile to speak to a member of our personal injury team today and we’ll do everything we can to assist you with your claim.
Date Published: 25th October 2014