Sacramento Tractor Accident Lawyer
California's rich soil, year-round sun, and temperate climate create the perfect environment for cultivating a variety of produce, including oranges, strawberries, and even wine. Northern California's expanse of open land is mainly inhabited by large-scale farmers.
While we think of farming as a safe and rewarding profession spent picking berries, tilling the soil, and planting seeds, agriculture is, in fact, one of the more dangerous industries for laborers. Hundreds of thousands of farming accidents occur each year, 120,000 resulting in serious injuries and 1,300 resulting in death. The majority of these injuries and deaths are caused by tractor accidents.Sacramento Farming Accident Lawyer
As injury lawyers, we represent clients injured in tractor and other farming accidents in Sacramento County and all surrounding northern California areas. Many of our clients come from generations of farmers and have dedicated their lives to the land. Despite years of family training, guidance, and education, farming, and tractor accidents are extremely prevalent in California.Types of Tractor Accidents
Most tractor accidents are preventable and foreseeable. They are often caused by negligence. This carelessness can be on the driver's part, the company that owns the tractor, the company that services the tractor, or the company that manufactured the tractor.
Tractor accidents are commonly caused by:
- Rollovers – 46%
- Falls – 14%
- Collisions and striking a pedestrian – 13%
- Getting trapped between or crushed by the tractor – 11%
- Entanglement – 6%
- Other – 10%
Rollovers often occur due to speeding, driving recklessly on turns, driving at a steep incline, improper hitching, heavy loads, faulty ballasting, and driving next to a ditch.
Unlike cars, tractors do not have many built-in safety features like seatbelts, airbags, rollover bars, or padding. Because many accidents are largely preventable, they could have been avoided with proper training and safety measures. However, when carelessness or recklessness ensues, the shortage of safety equipment leads to especially devastating injuries.
The video below provides comprehensive training and tractor safety tips for farm workers.Common Tractor Accidents Injuries
Tractor accidents may cause heinous injuries that lead to a lifetime of pain and disability. Following an accident, your ability to perform even the simplest daily task may be forever hampered. Common injuries include:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Partial and full paralysis
- Spinal cord and nerve injuries
- Neck and back injuries
- Chest and torso injuries
- Broken bones and ribs
- Bruising and lacerations
- Disfigurement and burns
- Internal bleeding
In addition, you may suffer from other, non-physical catastrophic injuries like a financial loss, exorbitant medical bills, and property damage.
Following an injury, we will thoroughly research the nature of your medical issues and work with you and your doctors to help you return to a state of vibrant health. We understand how stress and pain intertwine to intensify the physical and emotional trauma associated with the accident. We are here to help you through recovery.Call Our Sacramento Farming Accident Lawyers
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury in a tractor accident caused by the negligence of another, call our Sacramento farming accident attorneys now at (916) 921-6400 or (800) 404-5400 for free, friendly advice.
Editor's Note: This page has been updated for accuracy and relevancy [cha 11.18.22]
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