There are many activities one can enjoy outdoors. From swimming to running and even camping, millions of Americans head for the outdoors to enjoy the warm weather during the spring and summer. Another popular outdoor activity is horseback riding either on trails or at professional stables. Horseback riding is a popular activity for millions of Americans; however, it can also be an extremely dangerous activity, especially if equestrian instructors act negligently.
Do not suffer any longer from a serious injury that could have been avoided. If you or a loved one has been injured in a horseback riding accident and believe that a negligent party was responsible, you may be eligible for financial compensation. To speak with an experienced attorney, contact the Clearwater premises liability lawyers of the Law Offices of Tragos, Sartes & Tragos today at 727-441-9030.
Staying Safe While Riding a Horse
You can suffer serious injuries while participating in equestrian activities, especially if you are inexperienced. While the majority of accidents are simple sprains or fractures, there is also a risk of serious neck or back injuries. To decrease your risk of an injury, it can be helpful to follow these safety guidelines:
- Never ride alone if you are inexperienced
- Always wear safety gear
- Know your skill level and remain there until you feel comfortable advancing
- Be sure all riding gear is working properly and in good condition
If a riding instructor fails to provide proper instruction or allows you to use damaged equipment, you may be able to hold them responsible should you suffer an equestrian accident.
Riding instructors are responsible for choosing a safe horse for you to ride as well as providing you with safe equipment. If they fail in this duty to you, resulting in injuries, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Contact the attorneys of the Law Offices of Tragos, Sartes & Tragos today at 727-441-9030.