Sacramento Tractor Accident Lawyer
While we think of farming as a safe and rewarding profession spent picking berries, tilling the soil, and planting seeds, farming is, in fact, one of the more dangerous industries for laborers. Hundreds of thousands of farming accidents occur each year, 120,000 of which result in serious injuries and 1,300 of which result in death. The majority of these injuries and deaths are caused by tractor accidents.Sacramento Farming Accident Lawyer
I'm Ed Smith. As a Sacramento Farming Accident Lawyer, I represent clients injured in tractor accidents 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. Farming and tractor accidents are extremely prevalent in California despite years of family training, guidance, and education.Types of Tractor Accidents
Most tractor accidents are preventable and foreseeable. They are often caused by negligence. This carelessness can be on the part of the driver, 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 very many built-in safety features like seatbelts, airbags, roll-over 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 farmworkers.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.Sacramento Farming Accident Lawyer
I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento Farming Accident Attorney with the primary accident information site on www.AutoAccident.com. If you or a loved one has suffered an injury in a tractor accident caused by the negligence of another, call me 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 5.15.20]
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