Study: Horseback Riding More Likely to Lead to Head Injury

A traumatic head injury attorney notes that, despite widespread attention given to head injuries among football and soccer players, adult horseback riders face a considerably higher risk of traumatic head injury. According to a study, equestrian-related accidents are a leading cause of sports-related traumatic head injury among adults. When the negligence of a person or company causes a significant head injury, injured parties can seek compensation with the assistance of a traumatic brain injury lawyer.

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Adult Equestrians Face Higher Risk of Head Injury than Some Contact Sports

Adults who ride horses are more than twice as likely as contact-sport athletes to suffer traumatic brain injuries (TBI), according to a new study published in the journal Neurosurgical Focus. According to ABC News, the same isn’t true for children, who are more likely to experience TBIs after playing contact sports or falling, with horseback riding ranked the third most common cause among adolescents.

Among the concerns of the medical community relating to TBIs is the potential for someone who repeatedly suffers blows to the head to develop chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). CTE has become more broadly known in recent years thanks to increased scrutiny of repeated head injuries suffered by players of contact sports, such as football or soccer. However, the risks of head injuries appear to be of most concern to equestrians, who suffer 45.2 percent of sports-related adult TBIs. In comparison, contact-sport athletes suffered only 20.2 percent of sports-related adult TBIs.

How a Traumatic Head Injury Lawyer Can Help

When negligence results in injury, an injured party suffers loss in various ways. The law allows an injured party to pursue damages to recover those losses. Common types of damages recoverable in a personal injury case include:

  • Medical expenses
  • Pain and suffering
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of ability to earn
  • Scarring and disfigurement

The families of those who have died may be eligible to recover money for funeral expenses and the pain that comes with losing a loved one.

If the actions causing injury are malicious or so reckless that intent to harm can be inferred, the responsible party can be liable for punitive damages to punish wrongful conduct and deter similar conduct in the future.

Victims of negligence and their families are encouraged to seek the counsel of a traumatic head injury lawyer to learn more about their rights and remedies.

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