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SANTA BARBARA: Girl Injured In Fiesta Parade Horse Accident Near State Street and Anapamu Street


Aug 4, 2019

Fiesta Parade Horse Accident: Girl Injured In Santa Barbara Fiesta Parade Horse Accident Near State Street and Anapamu Street

SANTA BARBARA, CALIFORNIA (August 3, 2019) – A young girl was injured in an an accident at the Fiesta Parade after being hit by a horse’s hoof.

Santa Barbara police are saying that the accident took place around 1:45 p.m. by the intersection of State Street and Anapumu Street. Police are saying that the girl was sitting on the curb with her mother when the accident took place. 

An ambulance was called to the scene in order to help the six-year-old girl. She was taken to the Cottage Hospital in order to receive treatment.

An investigation into the cause of the horse accident that the Fiesta Parade remains ongoing at this point. 

Liability In Horse Accidents

Animal owners have a legal responsibility to monitor their animals in order to avoid causing accidents. California Courts have held that horses are considered “inherently dangerous.” This means that there are certain risks that are likely to happen when riding a horse including being kicked, bitten or falling from the saddle. As such, horse riders assume a certain probability of injury when riding or taking care of a horse. 

A bystander, however, typically doesn’t assume any risk if they are attacked or kicked by a horse. Depending on a number of factors, liability in such an accident may extend to a:

  • Horse owner
  • Property owner
  • Trainer 
  • Riding club or stable

Any person that is injured in an accident with a horse may be able to recover damages through a bodily injury claim. Damages in a civil claim can include money for lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. A personal injury attorney can examine all of the facts of your case free of cost and let you know what your legal options are. It doesn’t cost anything to hire an attorney and they only get paid if they are able to successfully resolve your case. 

Getting Help After A Horse Accident

We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our thoughts and prayers to the young girl and her family involved in this accident. Any person that may have seen what happened should reach out to investigators. There needs to be some accountability for what happened.

If you or someone that you care about has been injured in a Fiesta Parade horse accident you may be entitled to compensation. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have. We are committed to making sure that accident victims get all of the medical and financial support that they need to recover. Whether you just have questions about the law or need more information about an accident we are here for you. You’re always welcome to reach out to us anytime at (888) 888-9285.

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