Although horses are majestic creatures, they can be dangerous, especially when owners are negligent in their responsibility to properly train, contain and/or care for these animals. When such negligence occurs and people are kicked, attacked or otherwise injured by horses, these injured people will likely be entitled to compensation for their injuries, medical bills, mental anguish and other losses.
At the Savage Law Firm, our Portland equine injury lawyers have been advocating the rights of injured people since 1977. We are skilled at helping our clients hold negligent horse owners responsible so that our clients can obtain the compensation and justice they deserve.
Proving Negligence: Obtaining Compensation for Injuries Caused by Horses
Some common examples of the factors that may be considered to qualify as horse owners’ negligence can include (but are not limited to) an owners’ failure to:
- Properly keep a horse fenced in due to, for example, broken fences, gates or locks in barns or surrounding pastures
- Warn others of a horse’s tendency to bite, headbutt and/or kick people (especially when the horse has a history of injuring people with such aggressive behaviors)
- Care for and/or properly handle a horse (especially when that horse is in a public or crowded area).
Depending on the specific circumstances associated with a horse injury claim, the horse owners’ homeowners’ insurance policy (or other insurance policies) may, in fact, cover the injuries caused by the unruly or dangerous animals. However, even if there is not an insurance policy in place, injured people will still likely be entitled to compensation, and the horse owner will still likely be liable for paying this compensation.
Portland Equine Injury Lawyers at the Savage Law Firm
The Portland equine injury attorneys at the Savage Law Firm have been devoted to providing injured people with the highest quality legal services for more than three decades. We realize that the injuries caused by horses can be devastating a physical, as well as a psychological and financial, level, and our lawyers are here to aggressively defend injured people’s rights to both justice and compensation.
While this means that our Portland equine injury lawyers will work diligently to help our clients tell their stories in court, it also means that our attorneys and dedicated staff will aggressively stand up to insurers and others outside of the courtroom to ensure that our clients are able to obtain the settlements they deserve.
Contact Us Today for a Free, No Obligations Initial Consult
Helping you recover from the financial setbacks caused by horse injuries is one of our primary goals. Our Portland horse injury attorneys encourage you to learn more about your rights and case by setting up a free, no obligations initial consult.
To learn more about our legal services and what we can do for you, call us at 503-222-0200 (in Portland) or at 206-957-7272 (in Seattle). You can also email us using the form on this page. We represent clients in Oregon and Washington from our offices in Portland and Seattle.