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What is Farm Equipment?

Farming has been a part of the human experience dating as far back as the 8 th Century B.C.E. in the Fertile Crescent, when civilization began, and assumed agrarian practices. With the dawning of modernity, the fields saw the mechanization of much of the farming tasks; and, with that mechanization, came significant danger of serious injury because of accidents that involve farm machines.

From a negligently operated bailer, to a runaway tractor, the potential for personal injury is present on a farm, despite the seemingly quaint and demur perspective most have of rural-farm-life. Given that thousands of pounds of machinery, designed to perform such task as separating corn from its husks with razor-sharp-blades, are being used, the inclusion of even a small degree of negligence on the part of an operator, owner, or manufacturer of the machine can result in horrific injuries, loss of body-parts, or even death.

How does Farm Equipment Work?

The mechanism of the efficacy of farm equipment is, simply put, the utilizing of mechanical torque power, through the application of (in most situations) gasoline motors to significantly increase the capacity of any one individual to plow, sow, or reap the crops of any agricultural product. Additionally, farm equipment can also be utilized to minimize the time it takes to accomplish the above tasks, and thereby save considerable time for the one tasked with the plowing, sowing, or reaping of crops.

What Injuries are Caused when using Farm Equipment?

While it is difficult to specify the myriad of injuries that can befall someone when negligence and farm equipment are both in the equation, some significant injuries that can occur because of farm equipment include:

  • Abrasions;
  • Contusions;
  • Lacerations;
  • Broken bones;
  • Concussions;
  • Hemorrhage;
  • Amputations;
  • Blinding; and, even,
  • Death.

Legal Help for Farm Equipment Victims

If you or a loved one have used Farm Equipment and believe that you suffered injuries as a result, contact a Farm Equipment Injury Attorney at the Finz firm now at (855) TOP-FIRM or complete the Free Farm Equipment Injury Case Evaluation form to find out how the Finz firm can help you.

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A former member of the Planning Board in Riverhead, New York was killed in a tractor accident on January 25th, 2018.  Lyle Wells became entangled in the rear of the tractor and his body was found after he failed to return home.  He was working alone at the time, and the circumstances of the accident are under investigation.

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Finz & Finz, P.C. commenced a wrongful death action against a tractor mechanic, a farm neighbor and CNH, the manufacturer of a farm tractor that was modified by bypassing the safety start switch. The switch was intended to prevent the tractor from starting in gear and moving unless the clutch pedal was depressed.  The Finz firm alleged that as a result of the bypassed safety start switch, the farm neighbor, who mounted the tractor and started it, did not appreciate the fact that the tractor was in gear when it was started. This caused the tractor to lurch forward, striking and killing our client, the decedent, who was standing next to the tractor at the time it was started.

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Farm Equipment Accidents: A Heartwarming Tale from the Heartland

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Farms remain the center of family life for many Americans all across the country.  From California to upstate New York, from Texas to Wisconsin, farmers are the backbone of the country.  This style of living, though nowhere near as common as it was fifty or a hundred years ago, is still beloved by many people. Because of the strong family focus that is often at the center of these farms, it isn’t uncommon for everyone to be at work in the fields.  Even children can be put to work, and the children who are too young can still be carried out to the field to watch mom, dad, brother and sister work.

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Farm Equipment Accidents: Unsafe Conditions Despite Demands

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