Pennsylvania Equine Activity Immunity Act

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Pennsylvania Equine Activity Immunity Act

 

                                   PA Equine Liability Law Compliance Sign 

 

The Pennsylvania Equine Activities Liability Act, proposed by the Pennsylvania Equine Council, was signed into law December 23, 2005 and took effect February 23, 2006.

 

This Bill protects owners from lawsuits, where no party is at fault for injury or damages.  Passing this bill makes insurance more affordable to stable owners, easing the burden of costs on horse and stable owners.

 

This bill addresses individuals, businesses and groups that sponsor, organize, conduct or provide facilities for equine activity.  It uses "assumption of risk."  In simple terms, it means that the plaintiff knew that a particular activity was dangerous, therefore, bears all responsibility for any resulted injury.

 

The bill specifies that the stables MUST conspicuously post signs in two or more locations.  The signs read "You assume the risk of equine activities pursuant to Pennsylvania law."  Any stable, whether commercial or private, that does not post the sign as required, would not be covered under the law, nor are stables or individuals who are negligent.

 

This law does not stop lawsuits, but it does discourage frivolous lawsuits, making it simpler to dispose of actions early on in the legal process, as well as the expense and the stress of the parties that are sued.

 

The signs may be purchased at various locations throughout Pennsylvania or through the Pennsylvania Equine Council.

 

 

 

 

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Brigita McKelvie is a REALTOR®  (Pennsylvania License #RS297130) with Cindy Stys Equestrian & Country Properties, specializing in rural and horse properties and farms in Eastern Pennsylvania.  She has an e-Pro® (Certified Internet Expert) certification and a GRI (Graduate, REALTOR® Institute) designation.  

Brigita McKelvie, REALTOR

Pennsylvania License #RS297130

Rural and Horse Properties and Farms

 

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Rainmaker
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Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
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See lots of those signs around here Brigita, always thought it was a great idea, now I know where it came from and why.

Jan 30, 2018 09:27 AM #1
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Brigita McKelvie, Associate Broker
Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd. - Lehigh Valley, PA
The Broker with horse sense and no horsing around

Hi, Nick & Trudy!

It most definitely is a great idea!  The Pennsylvania Equine Council fought for it for months until it was finally passed.

Brigita

Jan 30, 2018 11:10 AM #2
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