Horse accidents

Nottingham Horse Riding Accidents Solicitors

Accident involving Drivers

Drivers must take reasonable care whilst passing or approaching horses or ponies, whether the animals are being ridden or led. A surprisingly large number of accidents occur due to the impatience of drivers who perform unsafe overtaking manoeuvres too close to a horse, causing it to rear or bolt.

Accidents in competitions

Organisers of riding competitions owe duties to competitors and spectators to take reasonable steps to prevent accidents occurring.

A loose or frightened horse can cause physical damage to people and property, and the circumstances can give rise to liability on the part of the organiser under the Occupiers’ Liability Act 1957, on the part of the owner and/or rider under the Animals Act 1971 and on the part of both under general principles of negligence.

Accidents at riding schools

It may be that you or a member of your family sustained injury due to the provision of an unsuitable mount and/or by incompetent instruction at a riding centre.

Or perhaps you have just been kicked by a horse? 

Whatever the circumstances – get free advice from the experts

The team at Paul Davis & Co has significant experience in handling claims involving horses. If you or a member of your family has been injured whilst riding or leading a horse or pony, or by being kicked by another’s animal, we will be able to advise you as to whether or not you have a claim.

No win no fee

Most claims can be funded under a no win no fee agreement supported by legal expenses insurance, so you needn’t worry about incurring costs if you lose.

Learn more about the representation we provide by contacting us online or ring 01157 270 140 to arrange your initial consultation.