Alabama Farm Accident Attorneys
Farming can be dangerous work. If you or a loved one has been injured on a farm due to someone else’s carelessness, an experienced farm accident attorney can guide you through the confusing process of recovering compensation for injuries.
The farming accident attorneys at Jinks, Crow & Dickson have more than 40 years of experience and have handled cases all over the state of Alabama.
If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a farming accident, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact us today to schedule a free and confidential consultation.
Farming Accident Lawsuits Can be Complicated
Not everyone injured in farming accidents in Alabama may take legal action to seek compensation for their injuries. The cause of the accident or injury is the major factor in determining whether compensation is due and what kind of lawsuit may be brought.
Sometimes the accident is the fault of a defective product, such as a tractor, implement, or other equipment. Other times, it may have arisen from defective construction. Some accidents can be traced to exposure to a dangerous toxin or chemical.
Determining the cause of the accident or injury is an essential first step in seeking compensation for injuries sustained in a farming accident. Some farming accident claims are best litigated as wrongful death or personal injury suits under a negligence theory of liability. In those cases, the plaintiff must prove that another person’s failure to exercise reasonable care caused the injuries at issue. Others may be brought as a defective product case, in which a plaintiff must prove that a defective component caused the injury. Plaintiffs in both personal injury and product liability suits may recover compensatory damages, and, in some cases, punitive damages. Wrongful death plaintiffs may seek only punitive damages in Alabama.
If you were injured or a family member was killed in a farming accident, keep in mind that Alabama has a two-year statute of limitations. This means that a personal injury lawsuit must be brought within two years of the date of the accident or injury, and a wrongful death lawsuit must be brought within two years of the victim’s date of death.
We can help. Contact us today for a free consultation.