Horse accident statistics make uncomf...

Horse accident statistics make uncomfortable reading

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Horse accident lawyer

Saint Francisville, LA

#1 Sep 9, 2010
Pony and horse accident statistics make uncomfortable reading. A horse accident lawyer inevitably has to deal with many serious accidents and fatalities usually due to third party negligence :-

* approximately 15 million people ride a horse or pony every year in the United States
* one in five horse related injuries occur on the ground before the horse has been mounted
* mounted injuries most often involve a fall and dismounted injuries most often involve kicking
* dismounted injuries are usually more serious than mounted injuries
* most riding injuries are sustained by amateurs whilst pleasure riding
* head injuries are the most common cause for admission to hospital and death
* the highest rates of injury occur to those aged between 5 and 14, and 25 and 44 years
* a rider who has one head injury has a 40 percent chance of suffering a second head injury
* there are approximately 75,000 horse related visits made to emergency rooms by riders every year
* the most frequent injuries include fractures, lacerations and head injuries
* the most frequent cause of death is head injury
* the most frequent cause of multiple injuries in sport of any description is horse riding

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Rocky Mount, NC

#2 Oct 31, 2010
make uncomfortable reading
Lake Charles Louisiana

Lake Charles, LA

#3 Nov 12, 2010
I was interested what is thisdoing in Lc
Jonesboro AR

Lake Charles, LA

#4 May 14, 2011
Very uncomfortable

Moscow, Russia

#5 Aug 31, 2013
Was interested in how many injuries happen regards falling into curbs and pols
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Lake Charles, LA

#6 Sep 2, 2013
Dear L.C. Topix Forum Friend(s):

One morning I was having breakfast with the
great Justice Jack C. Watson and the also
great Lake Charles lawyer Peter Ciambotti and
the subject of the conversation got over onto
horses and the ownership of same; and the late
Peter Ciambotti--of Italian ancestry, of course--said that the Italians had a saying, that "(I)f you want to get even with your enemy, give him a horse."

Long story about horses in my life; but my grandfather was an old-time blacksmith and farrier--the 1940's and 50's equivalent of a machine shop owner and operator--and I liked spending time in his blacksmith shop as a little kid--five years old and such. Well, one day I made the mistake of walking behind a horse that he was shoeing. A lesson I learned that I'll never forget is that you never get kicked by a horse but once; after the first time, you'll never walk behind a horse again. The horse was nice, however; he just lifted me up in the air and landed me down about twenty to twenty-five feet back behind him--at least it seemed that far. What's more, it didn't even hurt me, as the bottom of his hoof was almost as wide--if not more--that I was at the time. If you have not seen it already, get the movie "The Horse Whisperer" and watch and study it. It is true to life, and I have another horse story about my father's "breaking" the proverbial "horse that could not be broken" for a group of horsemen and farmers in East Texas, when I was a kid.

My father had been in the U.S. Army Horse Drawn Artillery at Fort Bliss between WWI and WWII and was a master horseman. As with most things I comment on, there is more to it all than this, but this is something to think about.

S/Hardy Parkerson

P.S.: I never met a horse I didn't like; and, boy, I could tell you some Delta Downs stories, but for the time's being, I'll keep them to myself. The great Jockey Marty Clark was a client of mine, as well as his friend Ambrus Boling, who followed Marty to whatever race track Marty was riding at. Interesting story there too. One story I will share with you right now is the one about how I discovered "Touters"--did I spell it right?--and how one evening I met a friend at the track and hardly knew how to place a bet but; but such a touter eased up to me at the window as I was placing my bet and told me what to bet. I did what he suggested, and he said, "I'll be back to get my half as soon as the race is over." I said, "Your half, my eye!" And my friend that I had met at the track--so as to share the distance between Lake Charles and Houston--said, "No, that's the way it works!" I exclaimed, "The way what works!" Then my friend responded, they tell you what to bet, and then you give them half the winnings." Well, guess what! On my friend's recommendation, I followed such "touter's" recommendations and won so much money that one night, that even after having split my winnings with him, I still had so much that I split it with my friend from Houston that I had met at Delta Downs and still had a big pocket full of money to take home with me as my own. As I recall, I won money on nine of the ten races that evening, following the touter's recommendations, with a win, place or show. That dude knew his stuff, and my friend from Houston did too. I've forgotten his name, however. I learned later that such "touting" is least for the touter; and I learned that from a horseman Dr. Albert Clark, a friend of mine and one of my professors back during the 1980's and 90's, when I was in the habit of taking Dr. Clark's graduate education courses at night at McNeese. I made all A's, and the hardest thing was "deciding whether it was going to be fried chicken or pizza." (Humor intended!) [email protected]

Portage, IN

#7 Sep 4, 2014
Just got admitted last night to the ER after a jumping accident.

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