Lawrenceburg, TN asked in Personal Injury and Agricultural Law for Tennessee

Q: A horse spooked at a horse show and ran onto a state highway and hit a vehicle. Who all can be liable? Promoter???

Can the promoter, owner of rink property and / owner of horse.

1 Lawyer Answer
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Little Neck, NY

A: A Tennessee attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for four weeks. Poor animal must have been terrified. I hope the horse and the occupants of the vehicle are okay. From a textbook analysis, everyone is probably going to be pointing fingers at each other. But for a meaningful analysis, you would probably need to speak with an attorney/expert who knows about acceptable practices for the safe handling of horses, both for the horse's safety and the public's safety. You could check under attorneys in the Animal/Dog Law section here, or search on your own online. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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