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?
We will promptly investigate your car, motorcycle or truck crash to pursue maximum damages.
We fight back when legitimate claims are unfairly denied by insurance companies.
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.
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
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.
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.
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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