Farming has long been one of the most hazardous occupations in the United States. More than 120,000 injuries, including accidental amputations, occur on farms every year, with more than 1,300 resulting in death. Statistics show that more than half of these fatalities are the result of tractor accidents. These accidents are tragic and it is important for victims to understand that they do have legal rights and may be entitled to compensation for their injuries.
If you or someone you love has suffered serious injury or death in a farm accident, we may be able to help. The attorneys of Cline Farrell Christie & Lee have extensive experience handling farm accident and farm equipment cases and are dedicated to helping victims obtain the justice and compensation they deserve. Please contact us today for a free case evaluation.
Common Causes of Farm Accidents
Like other types of accidents, farm accidents can happen for many different reasons. Some of the most common include:
- Tractor accidents
- Unsafe condition of farm equipment
- Equipment malfunction
- Poor weather and/or working conditions
- Lack of proper equipment
- Lack of instruction or safety training
Whatever the cause, the consequences of farm accidents are frequently tragic. Victims of farm accidents often suffer serious psychological and financial trauma in addition to the physical trauma caused by their injuries.