According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), there are approximately 50 tractor-operators killed in collisions with other motor vehicles throughout the US each. This figure relates only to fatalities, however, and there is no clear data available regarding wrecks which resulted only in non-fatal injuries.
Regardless, it is clear that people driving tractors and other farm vehicles on public highways are at particularly high risk of being involved in an accident which causes bodily harm.
If you or a member of your family has been injured in a crash which occurred while operating a tractor or other farm equipment on a roadway, you may be entitled to recover compensation against the motorist responsible for the accident, provided that the tractor operator themselves was non at-fault and all state safety requirements for farm vehicles driving on public roads were abided by.
This also applies to drivers or employees of:
- Agri-chemical businesses
- Custom harvesters
- Farm retail outlets and suppliers
- Livestock feeders
- Liquid fertilizer companies
To discuss your unique situation with a board certified personal injury attorney, please contact the Anderson Law Firm today for a free, no obligation consultation.
Call locally in Fort Worth, TX at 817-294-1900 or toll free from anywhere at 800-354-6275.
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