• No Recovery, No Fee
  • Free Consultations
  • Home & Hospital Visits Available
Call Now!
Toll Free: 866-586-8164
Local: 734-274-2876

Hire A Real Attorney, Not A TV Personality

We know our way around a courtroom and we get the results our clients need.
View Our Practice Areas

Hayride victim injured and paralyzed

More details on the story of an Ann Arbor woman who claims she was injured in a hayride covered in an earlier post have been released. The woman now claims that the workplace accident left her paralyzed and blames the hayride's operators for using faulty equipment, also citing unsafe conditions at the market where the injury occurred.

The woman was injured after she was pulled from the cart after a horse tripped at the bottom of a steep hill. After hitting the ground, the woman was run over the wagon and broke several vertebrae.

The woman issued a statement through her attorney in which she claimed she broke her spine in the accident, and said she will likely suffer permanent paralysis from the waist down as a result. She said that the horses pulling the wagon were inexperienced and did not react properly to the steep hill on which she fell. She went on to say the owners of the market were negligent for including such a steep hill on the hayride course, and said her seat dislodged itself as the cart made its way down the hill. She also claimed the owners of the market provided her with mismatched reins that inhibited her ability to stabilizer herself and prevent the accident.

The market owner countered the woman's accusation, claiming that his equipment was safe and adding that the hayride had used the course for the previous decade with only one other injury ever occurring. He also said that the horses used on the ride were not inexperienced, having been used by the business for at least four years. One employee said she steered the same horses on the course for three years without incident.

Source: AnnArbor.com "Jenny's Market employee says she's paralyzed as a result of hayride accident," Cindy Heflin, Nov. 1, 2011

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
  • $4,391,000: Judgment entered on Oakland County jury verdict, 2008. A Michigan man suffered traumatic brain injuries in a motor vehicle accident, which caused a permanent seizure disorder. View More results
  • $2,536,454: Verdict for no-fault benefits for client severely injured in motor vehicle accident. 2012.
    View More results
  • $2,360,000: Jury verdict for serious electric shock injuries sustained by client in a construction accident in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
    View More results
  • $1,400,000: Verdict for no-fault benefits due to a traumatically brain injured client, in this Washtenaw County action against Allstate Insurance Company. View More results
Email Us For A Response

Contact Us For A FREE Consultation

Tell us about your case.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

2 convenient office locations free initial consultations

Ypsilanti Office:
119 North Huron Street
Ypsilanti, MI 48197

Toll Free: 866-586-8164
Phone: 734-482-5000
Fax: 734-487-7000
Ypsilanti Law Office Map

Ypsilanti Office:

Jackson Office:
410 South Jackson Street
Jackson, MI 49201

Toll Free: 866-586-8164
Phone: 517-787-9000
Fax: 734-487-7000
Jackson Law Office Map

Handling legal
crises throughout
all of Michigan,
especially Ann
Arbor and
Ypsilanti areas.