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Tracy Farm Accident Lawyer

Tracy Farm Accident Lawyer

Tracy is a small highway town located at the crossroads of Interstate 5 (I-5), Interstate 205, Interstate 580, and Byron Highway. It is home to more than a dozen farms that began as small farming operations and grew into major agricultural producers.

Hazards on Farms

Farms are home to a wide variety of hazards that endanger workers and visitors. Common farm accidents arising from these hazards include:

  • Electrocution;
  • Exposure to toxic chemicals like pesticides;
  • Accidents with farm machinery, including tractor accidents; and
  • Accidents in enclosed areas of the farm, like storage bins.

All of these accidents can result in serious injuries or even death. Many of these accidents are also preventable, though, through proper implementation of safety precautions.

Safety Practices on Farms

California farms are required to adhere to safety regulations set forth by the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) and by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). These regulations require things like regular maintenance of machinery, provision of safety attire, and hours of work regulations.

A farm owner’s failure to adhere to many of these guidelines makes them liable for accidents resulting from this negligence. However, government safety regulations do not always apply to smaller family farming operations. Proving liability in these cases can be more difficult, but an experienced Tracy Farm Accident Lawyer can help.

Watch the following video for safety tips on what not to do on a farm.

Common Farm Injuries

Whether or not a farm worker or visitor is injured by one of the above types of accidents or a simple slip and fall accident, the injuries on farms tend to follow a common pattern.

Back injuries are the most common injury on farms. In some cases, these back injuries may involve cervical damage or spinal cord trauma.

Extremity trauma is also very common. Both farm workers and farm visitors regularly suffer broken and fractured legs and arms. In extreme cases, limbs may even be traumatically amputated.

Farm Roads and Accidents

Farms also present a danger to the community around them because of the type of roads that connect farms. Many country roads are poorly maintained roads regularly traveled by oversized vehicles. These conditions often lead to devastating car accidents.

Farm Tourism in Tracy, California

Tracy has one of the smallest farm tourism industries in the entirety of the Central Valley. Many Tracy food production facilities are dedicated purely to processing and storing foodstuffs, not entertaining tourists. These areas still come with a variety of hazards, but they pose less of a danger to visitors.

Tracy Farm Accident Lawyer

Hello, I’m Ed Smith, a Tracy Farm Accident Lawyer. Many of Tracy’s more than 80,000 residents have been impacted at one time or another by a farm accident. If one of these accidents injured you or a loved one, please call me to receive free, friendly legal advice. I can be reached at (209) 227-1931 or (800) 404-5400. There is no charge to call and talk to me. 

Farm accident law can be complicated, but an experienced Tracy farm injury lawyer can make all the difference to your case. I take my cases on a contingency basis. What this means is that you pay no fees up front. I get paid only after the successful outcome of your farm injury claim. 

I not only have experience in farm accidents but compassion for your plight. To see how my office has answered others’ call for help, please see our Past Verdicts and Settlements page and our reviews on YelpAvvo, and Google.

I’m a Northern California accident lawyer in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. The forum is for lawyers who have won verdicts and settlements worth in excess of a million dollars.

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Editor’s Note: This page has been updated for accuracy and relevancy [cha 6.19.19]

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