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Tracy Farm Accident Lawyer

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Tracy is a small highway town located at 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. Farms are home to a wide variety of hazards that endanger workers and visitors.

Hazards on Farms

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 must adhere to safety regulations set forth by the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) and the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). These regulations require 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 farmworker 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 widespread. Both farmworkers 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 various hazards, but they pose less of a danger to visitors.

Tracy Farm Accident Lawyer

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

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

We are members of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the National Association of Distinguished Counsel.

See a list of our past cases on our verdicts and settlements page and our client reviews on AvvoYelp, Google.

Editor’s Note: This page has been updated for accuracy and relevancy [cha 6.7.21]

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