Ogden, UT asked in Animal / Dog Law and Personal Injury for Utah

Q: Can an adult instructor of equine activities be held liable if they don't require their youth students to wear helmets?


Utah Code: 78-27B-102

1 Lawyer Answer
Brian K Jackson
Brian K Jackson
  • Bountiful, UT
  • Licensed in Utah

A: The statute listed says it all, which constitutes negligence in the disregard for the safety of the participant. After that is proven, you have to show that there was an injury associated to that. They can't be held liable for anything if there isn't an injury according to the statute. So if you are trying to sue them for just not requiring the kids to wear a helmet, that isn't enough.

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