A Butler County man was injured when his tractor was accidentally activated and ran over him. As this Clay Township, Pennsylvania man was getting off of his tractor, his foot knocked the vehicle into gear. Subsequently, he was hanging onto the tractor as it exited the barn before he eventually fell off and the rear wheel ran over his body. He was taken to Butler Memorial Hospital and then transferred to UPMC Presbyterian in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Accidental activation of a tractor or other equipment could lead to a defective product case. The product liability attorneys at Dallas W. Hartman, P.C. have a successful history in winning these difficult cases. Similar to this tragic accident in Butler County, an Ellwood City, Pennsylvania man previously was injured by the accidental activation of the controls of a backhoe. The accidental activation caused the backhoe to pivot and strike him in the head. The defective products lawyers at Dallas W. Hartman, P.C. were able to show that the controls should have had a safety bar around them to prevent accidental activation and helped this Ellwood City man financially recover from his injuries. In this case, a jury in the United States District Court of Western Pennsylvania awarded over $3.4 million to the injured man and his family.
If you or someone you know have been injured by a defective product, call the product liability lawyers at Dallas W. Hartman, P.C. today for a free case evaluation at 800-777-4081. Our experienced team of lawyers will help you get on your way to a full financial recovery.
Source: Butler Eagle. "Farmer hurt in accident". 19 December 2014.