Dennis Quad notable Hollywood actor from such movies as The Day after Tomorrow and the Parent Trap is being sued in a horseback riding accident
involving serious injuries on a Pacific Palisades property he once owned. According to court documents the injured party was seriously injured after his horse was spooked while riding on a trail owned by Mr. Quaid. Apparently the actor had given the injured party permission to use the trail and is now being held liable for injuries sustained as a result of the accident.
Horseback riding accidents can be serious. Generally an individual who permits a rider to use their property for this purpose can be held liable for defective conditions that existed on the property
. If the rider paid for the use of the service or was granted permission by the owner liability can be imposed under certain circumstances. If a rider was injured while on a commercial trail liability can still be imposed if “gross negligence” can be found.
Often times certain commercial establishment require a waiver to be signed which waives your rights. However, this is not always effective in denying liability. If you have been injured in a horseback riding accident contact our personal injury attorneys at Downtown L.A. Law for a free consultation.