Phoenix Tractor Accident Attorneys
It is common to see tractors and other farming equipment on the road. While there are measures to make tractors safe on the road, they still get involved in accidents. If you get in an accident involving a tractor, it can be challenging to recover compensation. This is because one or more not-immediately-present parties can be at fault, making it difficult to prove liability. Our experienced car accident lawyers at The Husband & Wife Law Team are ready to help you seek compensation and prove liability. We understand Phoenix laws and will use them to help you get justice.
Even though tractor accidents are rare, they can be caused by a wide range of factors. Knowing some of these causes will help you prevent them or know what to do if you get involved in similar cases. Common causes of tractor accidents include:
- Malfunctions: Tractors are farming equipment designed to work on the land. This means they might not be the best to operate on roads. Cases of tractor malfunctions are common, with some leading to catastrophic accidents. For instance, a tractor can have brake failure resulting in head-on collisions with oncoming traffic. Given the structure of tractors, such collisions can be deadly. You can sustain life-threatening injuries that are costly to treat.
- Too Big for the Road: Another common cause of crashes involving tractors is that they are too big for the road. They take up a large part of the lane, and there is little space for other motorists. While some drivers try to warn other motorists by placing a "LARGE VEHICLE" sign on the back and front of the tractor, accidents still occur. Other motorists lack sufficient space to drive and end up causing collisions themselves while trying to pass. In most cases, such drivers end up sustaining serious injuries apart from significant damage to their vehicles.
- Improper Parking: Sometimes, farmers improperly park their tractors and put other motorists in danger. They park the tractor on the edge of their property, where it can impede other drivers. In rural areas, where there is low lighting, a driver might not see the parked tractor and end up hitting it. This might result in severe damage depending on the speed of the car. Tractors with no hazard lights at night are likely to cause such crashes.
As mentioned earlier, several parties might be at fault in tractor accidents. However, in many cases, the tractor's driver is held liable for damages. For instance, if the tractor driver was on the wrong side of the road at the time of the accident, they will be held liable for damages. The same applies to when a farmer parks their tractor improperly. Any damages suffered by the driver who runs into an improperly parked tractor should be compensated by the tractor's owner. You are eligible for compensation if you have sustained injuries in a tractor accident caused by another person's negligence. You could receive financial compensation for all your financial and physical damages.
Tractor accidents can be devastating. If you have sustained injuries in a tractor collision caused by another person's carelessness, our car accident attorneys at The Husband & Wife Law Team will help you seek compensation. We will negotiate on your behalf and represent your interests in court. We also help prove liability in your case. Our attorneys have worked on many similar cases and are ready to help you get the compensation you deserve. Call (602) 457-6222 today for a free consultation with our reputable attorneys.
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