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Farming Accident and Wrongful Death Claim

Aug 1, 2023 | Wrongful Death

Farms can be dangerous workplaces, but many are exempt from carrying workers’ compensation insurance in California. This can jeopardize farm workers because injuries received while farming are sometimes serious, necessitating medical attention and extended periods away from work. Farm accidents can sometimes also lead to death. If your loved one died in a farming accident, it is important to get the help of an experienced attorney. KAASS LAW, a California farming accident lawyer, will explain your rights and assist you in better grasping all to which you may be entitled.

What Can Cause a Farming Accident?

Here are some common types of farming accidents which can cause death:

  • Tractor and harvester accidents and malfunctions
  • Other types of machinery mishaps include balers, spreaders, conveyor belts
  • Exposure to pesticides, other chemicals, and mold can cause disease and harm
  • Falls
  • Falling objects
  • Dangers working around livestock
  • Exposure to hot and cold weather
  • Traffic Accidents

Who Can Be Liable for a Farming Accident?

A farm is no longer necessarily controlled by a single farmer or landowner. Businesses and corporations can work with farmers or own and operate a network of farms to cultivate crops, rear livestock, and sell them to customers. To secure appropriate compensation, victims of a California farming accident may need to bring a lawsuit against multiple defendants.

Local farm owners usually purchase farm liability insurance to cover mishaps involving farmworkers, guests, and consumers. This insurance compensates victims for medical expenses.

Big farms and ranches will almost certainly require more comprehensive insurance coverage to protect their employees. A claim against the corporate partner’s insurance company may be required when a smaller farmer’s insurance benefit cap is reached. This liability coverage will have a significantly higher policy maximum, giving the victim a better possibility of receiving monies in a settlement to pay all their recovery costs.

A third-party contractor may also cause injuries. Farm equipment makers may also be liable for farm accidents. These machines may also have had a defect in their design that put workers in danger.

California farming accident lawyers will look for recalls on specific items or parts and show how a malfunctioning machine caused a client harm.

What Compensation is Available in a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

California’s wrongful death statute is relatively broad regarding the damages that surviving family members can obtain after proving a wrongful death.

In reality, the law stipulates that any “reasonable” damages may be awarded in a given case. In California, various parties can bring wrongful death claims, including spouses, children, stepchildren, parents, and others.

The damages each party can recover will differ depending on their individual and personal losses due to the death. The legislation allows the court discretion to evaluate each party’s entitlement to specific damages. So, without a full review of your situation, it is hard to say exactly what damages you may obtain. While consulting with an expert California wrongful death attorney is the best method to learn about potential damages in a wrongful death case. Here are some damages you may be able to recover:

  • Funeral and burial costs
  • Medical costs
  • The projected income and benefits the deceased person would have received if the accident had not occurred.
  • Loss of household financial support
  • Loss of domestic services such as cleaning, landscaping, cooking, child care, and other daily responsibilities and contributions to the family
  • Loss of love and affection, encouragement, moral support, guidance, and attention

Contact Wrongful Death Attorney Today!

If your loved one died in a farming accident, call KAASS LAW wrongful death lawyers immediately. Regardless of the type of accident, we will assist you with getting fair compensation. Call us at 310-933-5171 and visit our other website for more information.