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In rural communities, it is common to see farm equipment on public roads—especially during the spring and summer harvesting months. As housing developments move into rural areas and the two communities integrate, even more urban residents can expect to share roads with farming equipment.
Tractors, harvesters, and balers are often large and slow-moving, creating dangerous situations when passenger automobiles and commercial delivery trucks attempt to pass these vehicles. Accidents can happen and, unfortunately, tend to be extremely dangerous.
It is difficult to determine fault in a farming equipment accident on public roads. If you are involved in such an accident, the skilled farming accident attorneys at WKW can help you navigate the circumstances surrounding the incident.
According to the National Agriculture Safety Database, common causes of farming equipment accidents on public roads include the following:
Both passenger vehicle drivers and farming equipment operators are required to follow the rules of the road. Driving carefully increases the safety of all parties.
When operating farming equipment on public roadways, follow this checklist to help prevent accidents:
If you have been injured as a result of a farming accident, you are urged to contact the Indianapolis Farming Accident Attorneys of Wilson Kehoe Winingham. The lawyers at WKW can help you with the next steps in pursuing a farming accident case. Call 317.920.6400 or fill out an online contact form for a free, no-obligation case evaluation.