July 15, 2016

I Was Injured in a Farm Tractor Accident, Am I Entitled to Compensation?

After an injury caused by a farm tractor accident, you may face significant medical and rehabilitation expenses. You may also experience lost income as a result of your injuries. Fortunately, you may be entitled to compensation from the maker of the tractor depending on the facts and circumstances surrounding your accident.

4 Types of Farm Tractor Accidents

As a result of the size and features of a tractor, a farm tractor accident can often lead to serious injury or even death. If the tractor was defective or designed in a dangerous manner, the product’s maker may be liable for your losses. These accidents occur in many different forms. Common types of tractor accidents include the following:

  1. Rollovers and overturns
  2. Collisions
  3. Entaglements
  4. Running over

To pursue a claim for compensation against the maker or seller of a tractor, you must show that there was a defect in the design of the tractor, a defect in the manufacturing process used to make the tractor, or that the defendant failed to warn or knew of a danger associated with the normal use of the tractor. In some cases, the tractor may be recognized as a “dangerous instrumentality.” This means that the law could place strict liability on owners and manufacturers of tractors for any injuries incurred as a result of using the tractor.

While you may be entitled to pursue a claim for compensation against the manufacturer of a tractor after suffering an injury, you only have a limited period of time in which to do so.  We encourage you to get started today by contacting our experienced farming accident lawyers at 888-357-7661.

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