Our Cedar Springs horse accident lawyers recently filed a car accident lawsuit on behalf of a woman who suffered serious injuries on 15 Mile Road, NE, while riding her horse. She was in the process of crossing the road on her horse when a motor vehicle struck the horse she was riding upon in the roadway.
Michigan law provides a statute specifically addressing a person riding an animal on a roadway. MCL§257.604 provides a person riding an animal upon a roadway shall be granted all of the rights and shall be subject to all the duties of the driver of a vehicle, except those which by their very nature may not have application.
Our client suffered injuries from the Cedar Springs horse accident and has received continuous treatment for those injuries. Injuries from the accident included a large laceration on her head requiring 20 stitches and which left residual scarring, a traumatic brain injury, left leg and thigh bruising, and road rash to her left cheek and chin. She has been attending physical, occupational and speech therapy for her injury. She has required hospital and chore services and attendant care as prescribed by her doctor.
The lawsuit seeks damages against the at-fault operator of the motor vehicle for the pain and suffering caused by this auto accident. The suit also seeks payment of medical expenses, household services, and attendant care benefits, which have gone unpaid by Liberty Mutual Insurance Company. The lawsuit was filed in Kent County Circuit Court. No trial date has been set by the Court.
If you or someone you know suffers injuries after a horse accident, they should call our top-rated accident lawyers at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. now. There are strict deadlines for filing a claim, so it is important that you call us today. Call us now at 800-606-1717 to discuss your claim with one of our experienced lawyers. We will start working on your case immediately, gathering all the medical information and evidence to prove and win your case against the at-fault driver and the insurance company.