Liability For Injuries Caused By Horses And Livestock

Horses are gentle creatures but powerful and dangerous when spooked or mistreated. Cows are mostly docile, but also massive and unpredictable. There is always a chance for injuries whenever people interact with or cross paths with livestock.

Over the past 25 years, the law firm of Guenard & Bozarth has handled many personal injury cases involving livestock. Our lawyers handle cases in Sacramento and surrounding communities of Northern California, including accidents at riding stables.

What if you were injured when your vehicle hit a horse or cow? What if an animal bit or charged you? Get answers at 916-226-9098.

Personal Injury Accidents Involving Big Animals

Our attorneys have obtained compensation in devastating accidents involving horses, cattle and other livestock:

  • Motor vehicle collisions with cows on rural highways
  • Trail riders bucked off or trampled by horses
  • People bitten or kicked by horses

Our role is to prove how the animal's owner was negligent. In one case, an old decrepit fence fell apart when cows nudged it, leading to a disastrous collision between an 18-wheeler and 50 head of cattle. In another case, personnel at a stable improperly saddled a horse, resulting in a broken neck when the rider fell off.

We know how to hold property owners liable for injuries. We know what questions to ask and how to investigate to establish liability of the rancher or stable owner. Had the horse ever bitten before? Have the cows escaped before? Was the gate closed?

Our Mission Is Your Full Recovery

Animal accidents can be traumatic and result in serious or permanent injuries. We pursue compensation for medical care, lost income, lasting disability, emotional trauma, and pain and suffering.

If you or a family member was injured by a cow or horse in any scenario, call Guenard & Bozarth at 916-226-9098 or contact us online for a free consultation with our Elk Grove farm accident attorneys.