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A 22-year-old man from Missouri was recently killed when his attempt at bull riding ended in disaster. According to a Kentucky new station, the young man was riding a 1,700 bull at the Allen County Fair Rodeo when he was bucked off and trampled. The cowboy was wearing a vest and helmet to prevent harmful injuries, but the extra precautions weren’t enough. He was thrown just after leaving the gate, though he was trying to hold on for an eight-second ride. The cowboy has now been identified as Justin Jeffries.
Authorities say that Jeffries was kicked off in such a way that he fell below the bull’s hind hooves in the dirt. The raging bull stomped Jeffries in the chest and abdomen, and the 1,700 pounds inflicted irreversible damage. The terrible calamity was the first fatality in the 27-year history of the Allen County Fair Rodeo. Officials say that Jeffries was in his first year as a member of the Missouri Rodeo Cowboy Association. The young may have been inexperienced, or given a bull that was too violent and rough for his fresh status.
If you have been injured, or someone you love was killed in a rodeo accident, then you need to contact a personal injury lawyer for help. At Zinda Law Group, we serve the men and women of Dallas, Texas with any wrongful death or personal injury claims that they present to us. As long as we believe that we can develop your complaint into a legitimate case, we will fight relentlessly to get you the compensation you need. While your damages can’t bring your loved one back, they can help you to cope with the loss. In the event that you or someone you love was harmed in a rodeo accident, the person at fault may be ordered by the court to cover medical expenses and other costs associated with the injuries. Talk to a personal injury lawyer at our firm today!