Man Injured In Tractor Accident At Wonder Lake Tree Nursery

Man Hospitalized After Being Hit By Farm Tractor At Tree Nursery on Miller Road In Unincorporated Wonder Lake

Man Injured In Tractor Accident At Wonder Lake Tree Nursery

WONDER LAKE, ILLINOIS (May 10, 2024) – A man was seriously injured in an accident with a farm tractor at a tree nursery in Wonder Lake.

McHenry County officials are saying that the accident took place around 7:48 a.m. on Thursday. A man was hit by a farm tractor and seriously injured.

A LifeNet medical helicopter was called to the scene in order to help the victim. But no medical helicopters were available.

He was transported to Northwestern Medicine Hospital in McHenry in an ambulance. A full investigation into the Wonder Lake tractor accident remains ongoing at this time.

Liability For Wonder Lake Tractor Accidents

Farm tractors present a number of safety issues for workers. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, “A total of 146 workers suffered fatal injuries in incidents involving tractors in 2018. This was the lowest number of work deaths involving tractors on record between 2011 and 2018. Among fatal incidents involving tractors, 103 of the 146 deaths in 2018 occurred to workers age 55 or older, and 67 deaths were to workers age 65 or older.” There are a number of common causes of tractor accidents.

  • Tractors are top-heavy and therefore prone to tipping over. A rollover accident can be deadly if the tractor lacks rollover protection structures (ROPS).
  • Tractor collisions may be caused by mechanical failures with the brakes or steering.
  • Tractors are much more difficult to operate than passenger vehicles. Workers should be given specialized training to ensure that they can operate it safely.

Depending on the facts of any case, there could be numerous sources of liability for any accident involving a tractor. For example, the company that manufactured a tractor could be held liable. Consider, for example, Morrison v. Kubota Tractor Corp. A tractor company could be liable for failing to install rollover protection structures (ROPS) on their vehicle. When these structures are not present, the tractor can become unreasonably dangerous. Victims of tractor accidents tend to suffer very serious and costly injuries, including:

  • Broken bones
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Lacerations
  • Head injuries
  • Organ damage

It can be hard to know what to do after any tractor accident. Victims are often left with high medical bills. They may also need to take extensive periods of time off work. It is important that accident victims understand that they do have rights. Any person injured in such an accident may have legal recourse, even if no other person was directly involved in the accident. A personal injury attorney can examine the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.

Investigating McHenry County Tractor Accidents

We at Horwitz Horwitz & Associates extend our best wishes to the person injured in this Wonder Lake tractor accident. There needs to be a thorough investigation into what went wrong. It is our sincere hope that the victim will be able to make a full recovery.

Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a Wonder Lake tractor accident? You may have legal recourse. Our team of personal injury attorneys is here to help in any way that we can. We care deeply that accident victims get the medical and financial support that they need in order to recover. Whether you just have legal questions or need any type of support, we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (312) 564-4256.