One Killed After Tractor Accident in Madera County
The California Highway Patrol (CHP) reported that one person was killed after a tractor accident in Madera County on the morning of June 2, 2020. The crash involved two vehicles and was reported shortly after 5:15 a.m. in the area of Road 13 and Avenue 18 ½, just west of Madera, CA. The CHP said a driver of a car was involved in a traffic accident with a tractor hauling farming equipment. The driver of the tractor survived the crash. However, it is unknown whether they were injured. Unfortunately, the driver of the vehicle passed away at the scene. Their name has been withheld by officials as they work to notify their family members.
Consequences of a Tractor Accident
Even if you feel safe when driving on a rural road, there is no guarantee that an accident can happen unexpectedly. Farming crashes are often devastating when they involve motor vehicles and have the potential to result in serious injuries or even death. When negligence is involved, injured parties or families of decedents should know that they have legal options for recovery. A Madera farming accident lawyer at your side can protect your best interests and obtain justice on your behalf. An attorney understands how a tractor crash can turn your life upside down. When you are balancing unexpected expenses while dealing with injuries or a loved one’s death, it can be challenging to handle. If you find yourself in a situation where the insurance company offers you a low-ball settlement, you deserve to be fairly compensated for what you need to move forward. An experienced attorney will do everything in their power to ensure you receive the compensation you need. For information on what to look for in the best lawyer to represent you and your family’s best interests in a wrongful death claim, watch the video below.
Determining Liability in a Madera County Tractor Accident
After an investigation of a tractor accident, you will need to determine who was responsible for your loved one’s death. While many may assume the driver of the vehicle involved was at fault, that is not always the case. Others may be liable for a farming accident, including the farmworker, tractor manufacturer, and the owner of the farm. Manufacturing companies that sell parts for tractors may produce an unsafe product that may cause the farmworker to lose control and cause a collision while they are driving. Farm owners are expected to inspect their farming equipment and ensure that they are putting safe tractors on the road while traveling between farms. Failing to perform regular inspections or knowingly sending out a tractor that has underlying issues may put the farmworker and others on the road at risk of injury or death. If a defective tractor or failure of farming equipment safety inspections is the reason why the fatal farm accident happened, then your Madera wrongful death lawyer will do everything in their power to hold the at-fault party financially accountable for your damages.
Wrongful Death Lawyer in Madera
I’m Ed Smith, a Madera wrongful death lawyer. Farming is considered among the most dangerous jobs in the nation. A majority of fatal farming accidents involve tractors. Most of the deadly crashes caused by tractors may have been prevented either by tractor operators exercising due care, farm owners performing routine inspections on their farming equipment, and manufacturers enforcing stricter safety measures. Injuries suffered in a tractor crash are often catastrophic or even fatal in some extreme cases. If you have lost a loved one after a tractor accident in Madera County, please call me at (559) 377-7676 or toll-free at (800) 404-5400 to receive my compassionate, free, and friendly advice.
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Our personal injury law firm is dedicated to providing injured parties and families of decedents a voice and obtaining the justice and fair compensation they deserve. We have fought for the rights of residents throughout California and are ready to provide the same compassionate and experienced legal representation to those in Madera. While a catastrophic or fatal accident is devastating and life-changing, we will be at your side at every step of the way to ensure you receive a fair recovery for your loss. To see how we have helped others affected by serious or fatal tractor accidents, go to our Verdicts and Settlements page.
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