Our Michigan equestrian injury lawyers and horesback riding accident attorneys represent clients injured in equestrian activities. These include activities like horseback riding and other events at horse stables. The types of injuries from these incidents are often severe, and can result in traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and serious orthopaedic injuries.
There are limited circumstances for when a person is allowed to file a horeback riding claim. Michigan has state laws that limit a persons ability to file a lawsuit against a horse stable or horse owner. Fortunately, there are certain exceptions that do permit you to file a lawsuit.
The Michigan Equine Activities Liability Act
The Michigan Equine Activities Liability Act provide certain exceptions to sue for injuries:
MCL 691.1661 Sec. 3 does not prevent or limit the liability of an equine activity sponsor, equine professional, or another person if the equine activity sponsor, equine professional, or other person does any of the following:
- Provides equipment or tack and knows or should know that the equipment or tack is faulty, and the equipment or tack is faulty to the extent that it is a proximate cause of the injury, death, or damage.
- Provides an equine and fails to make reasonable and prudent efforts to determine the ability of the participant to engage safely in the equine activity and to determine the ability of the participant to safely manage the particular equine.
- Owns, leases, rents, has authorized use of, or otherwise, is in lawful possession and control of land or facilities on which the participant sustained injury because of a dangerous latent condition of the land or facilities that is known to the equine activity sponsor, equine professional, or other person and for which warning signs are not conspicuously posted.
- Commits a negligent act or omission that constitutes a proximate cause of the injury, death, or damage
It is essential to hire a Michigan equestrian injury lawyer after a horse riding accident, before evidence is lost and witness memories fade. It is not uncommon for a potential defendant to discard or misplace the equipment used on a horse at the time of an incident. An early investigation and site inspection is essential to preserving key evidence.
Our Equestrian Injury & Horseback Riding Accident Lawyers
Our firm has obtained significant settlements in cases involving serious injury related to Michigan horse riding accidents. An early investigation is the key to winning these cases. It is important to hire a Michigan equestrian injury lawyer as soon as possible after an accident to begin working on the case. It is important to remember that there are specific time deadlines that must also be met to file a lawsuit in the State of Michigan, and therefore it is critical you contact an attorney as soon as possible. If your deadline passes and you have not spoken with an attorney, or claim could be lost forever.
We charge no legal fees unless you receive a settlement. We pay all case costs and expenses and if your case is unsuccessful for any reason, you owe us nothing. Call our award winning Michigan horseback riding accident lawyers today at (800) 606-1717 to get started on your case.
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