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.

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?

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.

VEHICLE ACCIDENTS

We will promptly investigate your car, motorcycle or truck crash to pursue maximum damages.

INJURIES ON PROPERTY

If you were injured by someone’s animal or unsafe property, we hold that owner accountable

Wrongful Death

Wrongful death is a legal term referring to a person who is fatally injured as a result of the negligence of another person or entity.

PERSONAL INJURY

We fight back when legitimate claims are unfairly denied by insurance companies.

INSURANCE BAD FAITH

Bad faith litigation is becoming more common as the insurance industry continues to engage in dishonest practices that trample the rights of policyholders.

INSURANCE COMPANIES KNOW US BECAUSE THEY’VE PAID OUR CLIENTS OVER $130 MILLION DOLLARS.

$2.9

MILLION

CAR ACCIDENT INJURY

Guenard & Bozarth llp obtained a $2,962,903 jury verdict in the Sacramento County Superior Court for plaintiff David Schoonover, who suffered head and neck injuries and fractures in a head-on accident on Roseville Road in Roseville on July 22, 2012

$300

THOUSAND

HAIR SALON INJURY

Guenard & Bozarth LLP recently settled a case for $300,000 involving a hair weave that went terribly wrong. Our client was a young lady, and aspiring model, who experienced pressure necrosis from a tight weave and it changed her life.

$500

THOUSAND

SLIP & FALL INJURY

Guenard & Bozarth LLP recently settled a slip and fall case for $500,000 a couple weeks before trial. The client slipped and fell on a wet piece of cardboard in a grocery store and sustained a serious shoulder injury that required surgery.

$300

THOUSAND

NEGLIGENCE INJURY

On February 13, 2013 Maricela, a Certified Nursing Assistant presented to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital Emergency Room with complaint of neck and back pain. She was diagnosed with a neck strain and was given Ibuprofen and instructed to return if her symptoms did not subside.

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