My husband died in a farm accident. Who may be responsible for his death?
We are extremely sorry to hear about the loss of your husband, and hope you find this answer helpful.
Farming accidents in Iowa and throughout the nation are typically catastrophic in nature, as farming involves hard work, heavy machinery, and toxic chemicals. In fact, farming is one of the deadliest industries in the U.S.
When a farm accident occurs, many things may have caused the accident, including: human error, defective equipment, equipment that was not maintained properly, lack of training, and improper storage of hazardous chemicals.
In order to determine if there is another party that should be held responsible for the death of your loved one, a farm accident investigation needs to be conducted as soon as possible. For example, if the accident involved a tractor or other heavy equipment, pictures of the equipment need to be taken and engineers and other industry professionals need to visit the site and inspect the equipment and accident scene.
A skilled lawyer will be able to arrange an accident inspection and determine if you have a legal case and who should be held responsible for the death of your family member. Equipment manufacturers, farm owners, and other workers at the farm are just some of the parties that may be liable for your loss.
Contact a the law offices of Brady Preston Gronlund today and speak with an experienced Iowa farm accident lawyers today at (319) 866-9277 to find out if you may be entitled to financial compensation. Also, read A Guide to Wrongful Death Claims in Iowa, a FREE book provided by Brady Preston Gronlund.