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Farm Accidents and Personal Injury Cases

By Adam Sorrells  Dec. 9, 2013 10:45a

Accidents occurring on farms or with the use of farming equipment can lead to serious injuries and even death. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that 243 farm workers are injured badly enough every day to put them out of work while 26 deaths per every 1,000 farm workers occurs in the United States. Common farm accidents include tractor rollovers, accidents involving grain elevators, balers, mowers, field cultivators, harvesters, and other farming equipment as well as pickup truck accidents, toxic exposure and chemical burns.

Recent examples of farm accidents include an Iowa farmer who died after being pinned under a field cultivator in Keota, Iowa at the beginning of November of this year. In Sidney, Ohio on November 25, a farmer who was using a tractor to feed cattle ended up getting his leg caught in equipment. The man lost his leg but survived the accident. In Abilene, Kansas a five year-old girl fell into a moving combine and died as a result. The girl was riding with her father in the combine when it hit a bump, shattering its windshield, after which the girl fell out and into the machine. Finally, in late September a 17 year-old was killed in a farming accident in Heidelberg Township, Pennsylvania. The boy was helping a neighbor with a corn harvest when his leg got caught in a corn bale and he was pulled into the machine.

Farm Accident and Personal Injury Attorney in Chico, California

Chico, California is located in one of the most productive agricultural areas in the United States, the Central Valley. California's Central Valley is home to citrus orchards, nut orchards, and other farms as well as cattle ranches. Farming is a way of life for many residents who live in this area. These residents are exposed to the risk of being injured while working with large animals, dangerous equipment, chemicals, and other aspects of farming on a daily basis.

Personal injury and wrongful death claims can stem from farm accidents as well as other types of accidents, such as traffic accidents, slip and fall accidents, defective products, dog attacks, and more. The Law Office of Adam Sorrells, serving clients in and around Chico, has been practicing in state and federal courts since 1992. Mr. Sorrells has been involved in more than 1,000 depositions, arbitrations, and mediations and is a member of The American Board of Trial Advocates, which is a national association of experienced trial lawyers. He handles every case as if it were proceeding to trial which increases your chances for a favorable settlement. Contact the firm to get started with your personal injury or wrongful death claim by arranging for a free case consultation.

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