Horse owners can lose millions of dollars when an expensive horse is injured at a commercial equine facility, stable, car accidents, veterinarians, and more.
Need a Texas Horse Injury Lawyer? Collen A. Clark is a true advocate for his clients and is passionate about helping Texans that have been injured or wronged. If you own a horse that was injured as the result of someone else’s reckless or careless actions, you should contact our lawyers immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit.
Injuries to Expensive Horses
Horses can be worth millions of dollars when they are healthy, but even minor injuries can significantly decrease the value of a horse. Lawsuits are often filed when expensive horses are injured due to the carelessness of the stable, rider, trainer, or other businesses.
For example, if a potential buyer injured a horse during a sale trial period, the seller might file a lawsuit. Or, a horse owner might file a lawsuit if a poor trainer caused a horse to go lame due to over-stressing the good leg during recovery from an injury in the other leg.
Examples of Commercial Equine Facilities
- Horse breeding farm
- Riding hall
- Community barn
- Equestrian center
- Boarding stable
- Horse riding schools
How Much is my Lawsuit Worth?
The potential recovery for a horse injury lawsuit depends on how badly the horse was injured. Treating horses is expensive due to their size. Horses with leg injuries often need to rest for a long time, which can result in financial losses for the owner if the horse is working.
Veterinary Malpractice and Horse Injury Lawsuits
Veterinary malpractice lawsuits will try to prove that the veterinarian’s careless actions (negligence) caused the horse to be injured. An example would be if the veterinarian mistakenly operated on the wrong leg of a horse, or left a medical instrument inside the horse.
Horse Trailer & Car Accident Lawsuits
Car accidents with a horse trailer in tow are extremely dangerous to the horse and people involved. Even if the horse survived the accident without suffering a serious injury, it can panic or escape into traffic and cause another car accident when the owner tries to free the horse.
Injuries to Racehorses
Racehorses and thoroughbreds are some of the most expensive horses on the market. When they are injured due to the negligence of a boarding facility, trainer, poorly maintained racetrack, business, or individual, a lawsuit may be filed for the lost value of the horse.
The problem with racehorse injuries is that they so often result in death. Many die immediately after a race, euthanized because their legs break or suffer another serious injury. Racehorse injuries, breakdowns and deaths are a frequent side effect of competition.
Common Types of Injuries to Horses
- Hoof cracks
- Exercise induced pulmonary hemorrhage
- Suspensory ligament injuries
- Ligament inflammation
- Support limb laminitis
- Bucked shins
- Tendinitis or ruptured tendon
- DDFT damage (deep digital flexor tendon)
- “Bad step” injuries
- Repetitive stress injuries
- Bone bruises
- Muscle soreness
- Joint inflammation
- Joint dislocation (luxations)
- Broken leg (“breakdown”)
- Bone fractures
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