Arizona Product Liability

Agriculture Equipment – Arizona Product Liability Attorney

Agriculture Equipment – Product Liability Lawyer - Arizona Burg SimpsonIt might seem hard to believe, but agriculture is big business in Arizona. The agriculture industry contributes more than $17 billion to the state’s economy. While official estimates peg Arizona’s agricultural workforce at 77,000, that number does not include the state’s migrant workforce. Aside from the field and harvest workers, agriculture employs distributors, farmers, ranchers, fertilizer and pesticide suppliers, scientists, engineers, fuel companies and equipment dealers, according to the

Arizona Department of Agriculture. If you have been injured in an accident caused by a dangerous piece of farm equipment, you need legal help from a product liability lawyer.

The Arizona agriculture economy is based on traditional crops, niche crops, and the animal industry. Traditional crops include cotton, alfalfa, and wheat. Additionally, Arizona is the “winter lettuce capital of the world.” Niche and specialty crops include cabbage, melons, lemons, oranges, apples, potatoes, and tomatoes, among others. Not surprisingly, Arizona boasts nearly 100 wineries that produce 300,000 gallons of wine annually. Arizona is also home to the largest pecan grove in the United States.

The largest sector of Arizona’s agriculture economy is its animal industry, which is led by its cattle business. More than 20 percent of the state’s farms are dedicated to beef production. The egg industry, however, is the fastest growing segment of the state’s robust animal agriculture business.

If you or a loved one has been hurt by agriculture equipment while on the job, you may have grounds for a product liability lawsuit. Call Burg Simpson’s Phoenix office at 602-777-7000 or fill out our Free Case Evaluation form today.

Across the country and in Arizona, agricultural consistently ranks as one of the most dangerous industries. In 2015, more than 400 agriculture employees died as a result of a work-related injury. Transportation incidents, such as tractor overturns, were the leading cause of death for these workers. Overall, roughly 100 agriculture workers suffer a lost-time injury every day, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

Other leading causes of injuries include:

  • Falls, mostly from ladders/stationary lifts.
  • Entanglements with agriculture equipment.
  • Poorly designed equipment.
  • Equipment with inadequate warning labels.
  • Workers improperly trained on farm equipment.

If you or a loved one has died in an agriculture accident because of machinery that may have been defective, get in touch with a defective product lawyer today by calling 602-777-7000.

Call a Burg Simpson Phoenix Attorney

Product liability law governs the responsibility of agricultural equipment manufacturers, among others, for injuries to workers using their defective equipment.  But product liability law is complex, and often extremely time-consuming. Call Burg Simpson Arizona today and speak with a Phoenix product liability attorney as soon as possible by calling 602-777-7000 or you can fill out our Free Case Evaluation Form here.

 February 23, 2021

Cincinnati Magazine Recognizes Shareholder Janet Abaray

Janet G. Abaray is featured in the March 2021 issue of Cincinnati Magazine in the “Women Who Move Cincinnati” section. Ms. Abaray is the managing shareholder for the Cincinnati office of Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine and has litigated extensively in the area of pharmaceutical products liability. She also represents plaintiffs in insurance and… Read more »

 February 16, 2021

Medical Malpractice Attorney Charles Mendez Discusses Birth Trauma Cases

An article authored by Burg Simpson medical malpractice attorney, Charles Mendez, was recently published in the AAJ Birth Trauma Litigation Group Journal. In this article, Mr. Mendez provides a comprehensive analysis and discusses an important issue raised in a birth injury case that is currently on appeal. Mr. Mendez is an experienced trial lawyer and… Read more »

 February 15, 2021

Recent Court Ruling Increases Risks for Colorado Skiers

Burg Simpson Shareholder Peter Burg Interviewed by Channel 7 TV News on the Recent Court Ruling that Increases Risks for Colorado Skiers A ruling from the Colorado Court of Appeals regarding the waivers printed on lift-tickets and season-passes has raised concern among many of our state’s personal injury lawyers and victim advocates. The court of… Read more »

 February 10, 2021

Shareholder Melanie Bailey Appointed to the Elmiron Steering Committee

Burg Simpson shareholder Melanie S. Bailey was recently appointed by federal district Judge Brian R. Martinotti to help lead a multidistrict litigation (MDL) against Janssen Pharmaceuticals. Ms. Bailey will serve on the Elmiron MDL Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee (PSC) and help advance the centralized litigation on behalf of all plaintiffs. The Elmiron lawsuits, centralized in the District of… Read more »

Burg Simpson | We Are Here To Help

 April 5, 2019

Burg Simpson | We Are Here To Help

Burg Simpson is a law firm committed to helping injured people rebuild their lives after a serious accident or injury. Our trial lawyers have handled nearly every kind of injury or wrongful death case. The team at Burg Simpson has the resources, nationwide reputation, or proven track record of success when it comes to helping… Read more »

Becoming Whole Again

 April 4, 2019

Becoming Whole Again

If you or a loved one has suffered a loss due to an injury or death because of the negligence of another, you are entitled to receive full and fair compensation for your pain and suffering. Burg Simpson’s office in Arizona can help you navigate your personal injury claim. Burg Simpson attorney, Scott A. Ambrose… Read more »

Arizona Medical Malpractice Team

 April 4, 2019

Arizona Medical Malpractice Team

Burg Simpson’s Arizona medical malpractice team is dedicated to helping seriously injured victims fight for their rights. Our Arizona medical malpractice team has over 75 years of combined experience in the medical malpractice arena. Burg Simpson associate Ronda Kelso worked as a nurse prior to entering the legal field. Ms. Kelso has the legal experience… Read more »

Burg Simpson Is About Changing Lives For The Better – That Is What We Do.

 April 4, 2019

Burg Simpson Is About Changing Lives For The Better – That Is What We Do.

Burg Simpson is a highly skilled team of trial lawyers with 40+ years of experience.  Our firm is not in it for a quick settlement or a quick check. It is our job to hold those accountable for the injuries and damages they have caused. Our goal is to get you justice and the settlement… Read more »

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