Horse drawn carriages can be extremely dangerous. When a horse-drawn carriage tips, occupants can suffer extensive head injuries
. On January 6th ,2013 a woman being transported in a horse driven carriage suffered such accidents when the carriage tipped over causing injuries. While the cause of the accident is unclear, it does indicate that the horses were spooked, which may have contributed to such injuries.
Common Causes of Horse Drawn Carriage Accidents: Some of the most common cause of accidents and serious injuries are as follows.
- Human error – including speeding, negligent riding, operating the carriage while under the influence of an intoxicating substance.
- Negligence maintenance of the vehicle
- Defect in the design and manufacturing of the carriage
Establishing fault: In such cases the operators of these carriages can be held liable for injuries sustained as a result of these accidents. When the operator fails to inspect the carriage or if the horses are not properly trained, serious injuries can occur. Those who are injured are often faced with life changing injuries, which may require long term medical care.
If you have been injured, contact our offices today for a free case evaluation.