Farm Equipment Crash
Getting into an accident of any sort can be disastrous. But what happens when you are injured in a farm equipment crash? A crash can be life-changing and leave you with a lot of medical expenses. What are your options?
Farm Equipment Injury And Death
On a farm, farming equipment is the leading cause of injury and death. Therefore, on a road with cars—it can be twice as deadly. Most farm equipment owners are also not required to carry vehicle insurance on their farm equipment. So, who is responsible to pay for the injuries in the event of a collision?
Here is everything you need to know about if you are injured in a crash with farm equipment:
Farm Equipment Dangers
Farm injury resource states that farmers are 800% more likely to do die on the job versus every other industry. This illustrates how dangerous farm equipment can be, even for those trained to use it. Now place one of these large pieces of machinery on a road? This can spell disaster.
Examples of farm equipment can range from:
- corn pickers
- skid steer loaders
- hay balers
- field cultivator
- shredders and cutters
- manure spreader
From the names alone, these types of equipment sound and are inherently dangerous. In Pennsylvania, it is not uncommon to see farm equipment on main roads. It is also not uncommon for these vehicles to be uninsured and to be involved in a collision with another driver.
Typical Injuries In A Farm Equipment Crash
Here are the most common injures after a crash with farm equipment:
- skin lacerations
- broken bones
- traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- amputated limb
Who Is Responsible?
If you are injured in a collision with farm equipment, you may have a legal claim against the farmer. It is the responsibility of the farmer/driver to be insured for liability. If the farmer is at fault in a collision, who pays for your injury expenses?
Everyone on the road has a duty to drive safely. Farm equipment is much larger and more inherently dangerous than a common road vehicle. When a farm equipment operator causes a crash, they can be held financially responsible for the injuries they caused.
If the crash occurred due to faulty or defective farm equipment, the injured party may have a claim against the manufacturer.
Do You Have a Lawsuit?
If you or a family member were injured by a crash with farm equipment, you may have a lawsuit. You can be entitled to compensation that includes but is not limited to:
- lost wages
- medical bills
- loss of vehicle
- pain and suffering
- loss of companionship
- physical suffering
- loss of potential future wages
- disability benefits
- wrongful death
Talk To A Local Injury Attorney
Have you been injured in a vehicle crash? Talk to a local injury attorney about your situation. Our Pennsylvania and New Jersey injury attorneys provide free legal consultations.