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People Injured with Farm Equipment on Roadways

In many areas, environments are mixed, where suburban communities, with farms in the rural country, share public roadways.

Outside of the metropolitan areas, many developing communities are built on dirt used at one time by local agrarian companies which are still nearby farming.

The mingling, unfortunately, of farm equipment and passenger vehicles is not always cohesive.

There are accidents with people injured with farm equipment on roadways that result in critical injuries and fatalities.

Two specific trends, for decades, have existed in rural development where farm equipment needed to share the roadways with motor vehicles; this has created a hazardous combination.

Residential homeowners live near operating farms, and this includes, in rule areas, housing developments being constructed.


Advancements in agrarian equipment technology, in addition, has enhanced the size of balers, harvesters, and other farm equipment.

This substantial combination has seen an increase in congestion in rural parts of communities on the roadways and practically every state.

The Results of Farm Equipment Accidents

People injured with farm equipment on roadways are a part of hazardous situations when motor vehicles or commercial delivery trucks make attempts to pass a slow-moving vehicle.

Every year, the number of injuries and fatalities to involve the combination of passenger vehicles and farm equipment continues to increase, namely during harvest.

To determine fault of an accident, in many incidences, can be quite complex, and may even require the skills of a lawyer who specializes in cases of farm equipment personal injury accidents.

Typical situations which result in farm equipment accidents on public roads are the following:
wide loads being transported by equipment; slow-moving balers, tractors, and other equipment; stopped on the roadway, large farming vehicles; young or inexperienced farm equipment or motor vehicle operators; driving distracted or on safely; missing vehicle lights, signage, and markings; and vehicles poorly maintained with defective tires or faulty brakes.

Farm vehicles that are oversized driving too recklessly, or motor vehicles carelessly making attempts to pass a combine harvester, tractor or another farm machinery moving slowly can place every individual at risk.


The trucker, equipment operator, or motor vehicle operators, by not adhering to the rules, can cause severe accidents with fatalities or catastrophic injuries.

People injured with farm equipment on roadways are likely able to pursue full compensation, if you or a family member sustained critical injuries, by filing a legal claim to recover damages.

Personal injury cases, however, are normally complicated, and entail sophisticated tort law.

Many victims, due to that, will employ personal injury attorneys with experience in accidents related to farm equipment.

The attorneys can make a determination of which parties are held liable, they investigate the scene of the accident, speak to eyewitnesses, and develop a case for recompense that is strong.

It is necessary for the attorney to prove how the party held responsible projected careless, reckless, or negligent behavior which led to the collision ultimately.

Contact us for a free consultation or call Anzalone Law Firm PLLC, at: 603.548.3797.

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