Woman Files Personal Injury Lawsuit After Being Thrown From Horse

Woman files injury suit after allegedly being thrown from horseA Texas woman has filed a personal injury lawsuit against three people for allowing her to ride an allegedly dangerous horse at their residence.

Melinda Hanks’ lawsuit claims that Joseph and Dolores Hall and Stephen Williams had invited her to their home to ride horses, the Southeast Texas Record reports. The suit reportedly states that the horse Hanks was riding became uncontrollable for reasons unknown to Hanks, and threw her, resulting in injury.

Hanks claims that the defendants knew the horse she rode was dangerous before her visit, and that they should not have allowed her to ride it. The defendants were allegedly negligent and allegedly exhibited failure of duty.

Hanks is reportedly represented by a personal injury attorney. She seeks unspecified monetary damages, according to the news source.

Horseback riding can present serious risks of injury. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, horseback riding was the leading cause of sports-related traumatic brain injury in some states during the period of 1992 to 1993. Those who sustain such injury face a risk of long-term medical complications.