Farm Vehicles Involved in Auto Accidents
Posted By Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC
With Fall comes Harvesting season. With farm equipment heavily out and
about during this time, we need to be reminded to be aware and to be patient
when approaching such equipment. Harvesting machinery is much bigger,
wider, slower than the other vehicles sharing the roads.
accidents involving farm machinery are multiple-vehicle accidents, rear-end and
sideswipe collisions, and single-vehicle accidents. There are ways in
reducing the risks of these accidents. Farming equipment should be marked
with things like reflection tape or signs, flags, and lights and they
should be cleared of debris and dirt so motorists can clearly see them.
Emblem signage installation indicating that you are in a slow moving vehicle
and drivers will be required to adjust their speed.
Drivers of large equipment need to use their rearview and side mirrors
so they can identify their highway position as well as others. If and
when possible equipment should be driven on the roads less traveled and
always use turn signals. Drivers of passenger cars need to have patience
and pay close attention to the roads. Distracted driving and impatience
are also the culprits in an auto and farm equipment accident.
Data shows that from 2005-2008 there were approximately 1,000 accidents
in the nine Midwest states and most were on the high-speed highway versus
rural roads. If you have been in an auto accident call Meyerkord &
Meyerkord, LLC today and schedule a free initial consult with one our
St. Louis Personal Injury Attorneys. There are standards every driver
needs to apply when operating a vehicle whether it is a car, truck, or
farming equipment and we will believe in compensation for our clients
at the negligence of someone else.
Contact us today for a free consultation.