New Jersey Personal Injury Lawyers for Lawn Tractor Roll Overs
Rides on lawn tractors have many apparent dangers: sharp propeller-like blades; shoots that splay grass clippings, rocks and debris violently into the air; and perhaps most dangerous of all, the potential to roll over at any time. Lawn tractor rollovers have led to over 5,000 deaths in the United States since 1976, and that number continues to grow each year. According to the National Safety Council, tractor rollovers on farms are the leading cause of death or serious injury, accounting for 52 percent of all fatal farm accidents. If you or a loved one has been injured in a lawn tractor roll over, contact the experienced injury lawyers at the Clark Law Firm, PC. This aggressive N.J. personal injury firm will fight hard to protect your rights and make the community safer.
These tractor injury statistics are show the risk created for every landscaper and suburbanite using a ride on mower to trim his property. While lawn maintenance is an integral part of American society: a weekend past time for some, a source of income for others, and an obsession for a select few, so too are the dangers when unsafe products are made available to the unwary public. When the product is made in violation of product safety rules, all it may take is a root, a rock, a misplaced toy, a small mound in the earth, a soft spot in the soil, or a slight hill, and your ride on lawn tractor and its unsuspecting rider can easily tip over. While a lawn tractor is a heavy duty machine, designed to withstand this type of impact, the human body is not.
Spinal injuries, head and neck injuries, broken arms, legs, pelvis, and countless other ailments, even death, results from ride on lawn tractors tipping over and crushing their helpless riders. Our personal injury lawyers are here to help. We will stand up to the large insurance companies that will work to deny you a recovery in your tractor injury case.
While it is almost unthinkable that there is a viable and simple solution manufacturers could take to prevent death or serious injury from tractor rollovers, there is. Rollover Protection Structures (ROPS) such as seat belts, and roll bars designed to absorb the impact of a roll over, when combined, are 99 percent effective in preventing death or serious injury in the event of a roll over according to the National Agricultural Safety Database. Basic product safety rules would require this simple correction. Unfortunately, and inexcusable, roll bars are sometimes not used as safety equipment for ride on tractors, and very few recalls have taken place to install these devices, despite their overwhelming success in preventing serious injury or death to riders.
Imagine getting a phone call that your loved one was crushed beneath a ride on tractor at work, or having a quiet Saturday afternoon shattered by a trip to the emergency room, all the while knowing that there was a simple solution manufacturers failed to take, that could have protected you, or your loved one from harm.
If you or anyone else has been in any way injured by a ride on tractor rollover, you may be able to hold the negligent manufacturer liable. The personal injury community safety lawyers at the Clark Law Firm, P.C. may be able to help you. The Clark Law Firm, P.C. understands your pain, and understands the tactics manufacturers and insurance companies will use to and escape responsibility and continue endangering the public. Contact the Clark Law Firm, PC today for a free consultation.