Occupations in the field of agriculture are among the most dangerous jobs in the U.S. Every day, roughly 500 farm and agricultural workers suffer lost-work-time injuries. According to the National Center for Farmworker Health Inc., of those, 5 percent result in permanent impairment. Per the Bureau of Labor Statistics, agriculture possessed the third-highest fatality rate among major U.S. industries, with a discouragingly high fatality rate of 22.7 per 100,000.

Farming and Agricultural Accidents

Farming and agricultural accidents due to equipment product liability can take many forms, including – but not limited to:

– Tractor overturns

– Falls from ladders or stationary lifts

– Entanglements with machines

Farm Equipment Product Liability Lawsuits

As with other product liability cases, farm equipment product liability lawsuits often hinge on claims like:

– Design flaws

– Manufacturing defects

– Defective electrical components

– Insufficient instructions and safety warnings

– Improper installation and/or training

– Subcontracted maintenance and service

– Business interruption

Protect Your Rights

If you or a loved one has been injured or seriously harmed as the result of a defective farm equipment product, you probably have some very serious questions you’d like answered and concerns you’d like to see addressed. We encourage you to reach out to our Texas defective farm equipment and agricultural accident attorneys here at The Law Offices of Garcia & Ochoa and set up a free consultation as soon as possible so that we can sit down with you, discuss the particulars of your individual case and help you determine what is the next, best step for you and your family.