There are many farms throughout Minnesota, which means there is a lot of room for there to be accidents that lead to serious injury or death. While farmers themselves are involved in these accidents, sometimes it may be someone working for the farmer or someone simply visiting the farm. If you have been injured in a farm accident due to no fault of your own, you may be entitled to compensation. With the help of a Southern Minnesota personal injury attorney, you can aggressively and effectively pursue that compensation to pay for expenses resulting from the accident.
Handling All Types Of Farm Accidents
There are many possibilities when it comes to farm accidents. Some of those possibilities are:
- A person is in a collision with a tractor
- A tractor has a mechanical defect that leads to an accident
- Poor tractor, combine, or auger design results in an accident
- A negligent tractor operator injures a person who is on foot or in a vehicle
- Equipment is not maintained properly
- Contents of a wagon or truck transporting farm goods spills out into a roadway, causing an accident
- Falls when working inside silos
There are a number of possibilities, but some of the most common injuries include crushing injuries, head injuries, spine injuries, traumatic brain injury, amputations, paralysis, and even death.
When negligence is involved, it is the right of the injured party or the family of someone wrongfully killed in a farm accident to hold the responsible party accountable. This is done by seeking compensation for medical expenses, lost wages due to not being able to work, pain and suffering, and any other applicable costs.
Pursuing Maximum Compensation
You can expect your Mankato personal injury attorney to pursue maximum compensation. This means determining how many parties are responsible and holding each one accountable for their negligent actions. The proper amount of compensation will be determined so that it can be negotiated through settlement or won through a jury award at trial. This determination is made by looking at the current medical costs and other expenses and then figuring them for the future based on the prognosis. Medical compensation can include therapy, medications, appointments, and anything needed to aid in recovery as determined by the doctor.
When your attorney is able to pursue the compensation you need and recover it, you do not have to worry about the financial aspect of the injury. This allows more focus to be placed on the actual recovery rather than wondering how it is all going to be paid for, resulting in better quality of life.
Contact A Southern Minnesota Personal Injury Lawyer
Farm accidents can be very serious, as farming involves heavy machinery. However, those injured are not always farmers or those working for farmers. If you have been injured in a farm accident due to someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. To learn more about your rights and options, contact Farrish Johnson Law Office, CHTD at 507-625-2525 to schedule a free consultation.