Iowa Tractor Accidents Produce Serious Injuries

Each year there are several serious farm accidents in Iowa. When an agricultural industry accident happens, it can be extremely serious or even fatal, as farming is one of the most deadly industries in the nation.

Iowa tractor accidents are typically the majority of farm accidents in the state, accounting for one-third of all farm accident fatalities. The most common type of fatal tractor accident is tractor rollover. When a tractor overturns, it typically traps the driver underneath the heavy equipment, crushing the operator to death. Other causes of tractor fatalities include: operators becoming entangled with the power take-off (PTO), tractors contacting power lines or electrical wires, and road collisions.

Some tractor accident victims have a chance of survival, while others are not so fortunate. Even if a victim lives after a tractor accident, he or she may be disabled and suffer lifelong injuries including:

  • Disfigurement
  • Paralysis
  • Loss of limbs and amputation
  • Head injuries
  • Back and spinal injuries
  • Brain damage

If the injuries you sustained keep you from returning to your job or affect the quality of your life, you may be entitled to receive financial compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, ongoing medical treatment, physical therapy, and other damages.

If you have been seriously injured or lost a family member as a result of an Iowa tractor accident, please speak with the Law Offices of Brady Preston Gronlund today. Our experienced Iowa farm accident attorneys may be able to help you recover damages. Call today at (319) 866-9277 for a free legal consultation. If you cannot travel to us due to your injuries, we can come to you.