|Proving again that the truth is stranger than fiction...
I’ll be picking out a specific case out of the hundreds
I’ve worked on in the past years and give you a brief
rendition of the facts and outcome. And, I may cover pertinent equine related topics.
Taking advantage of situations that have occurred to others may lead
you to say things to yourself like, “Boy I’m glad
that didn’t happen to me!” Anyway, for sheer entertainment
value, you’ll like them.
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feel free to call or e-mail with any questions or comments. Although I will not be taking comments on this blog, your feedback is welcomed. Archived Blogs available at this link.
NAES BLOG - April 2017...
I was recently asked to provide testimony regarding the abilities of a young but proficient rider. She had been asked to ride the owner’s horse at a year end show.
During the show the young rider fell breaking her pelvis and suffering other wounds. While the fall and subsequent injuries were not caused by anything the horse or its owner did, the young rider sued the horse’s owner.
This is exactly why it is so important to have proper insurance covering any of your horse related activities.
At the trial, I was asked to explain the abilities I saw in the young rider. I carefully explained that the young woman was extremely competent and was well qualified to ride the owner’s horse and because the requirements of the class were not large she had been well qualified to perform.
The young woman’s attorney’s tried to explain that the horse’s owner had taken advantage of her inabilities to ride the horse. However, they were not able convince the jury resulting in our client, the horse’s owner winning.
The lesson to be learned is to always maintain insurance since even the cost of trial work is very expensive, so even the win cost my client thousands of dollars.
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Arizona specializes in litigation consulting, related activities
and horse appraisals for the legal and insurance communities
and has been doing so for the past 30 years throughout North
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|As a licensed official with the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF), Mr. Johnson fully supports and promotes the organization’s efforts with the safety and welfare of horses and riders. The USEF has instituted a Safe Sport Policy available at this link.
Questions and answers regarding the USEF Policy are available as FAQ’s at this link. NAES has had similar policies in place since its inception.
NAES clients expect absolute confidentiality in their dealings with our firm. more...
FULL DISCLOSURE is all-important in the horse industry. All the parties must put everything in writing, preferably by your attorney. Fraud goes on all the time so it’s critical to verify all statements of fact.
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