Ohio Equine Immunity Statute challenged

Statute tested when rider sued trainer for serious injuries during jumping lesson

Isaac Wiles provided ongoing advice, consultation and assistance in a personal injury case and insurance coverage case. Plaintiffs argued that a trainer had no protection under the Ohio Equine Immunity Statute without a written release, and regardless, was guilty of wanton and willful conduct making the Statute’s protections inapplicable. The case was settled, leaving the question of whether you need a written release under the Immunity Statute for another day.