The plaintiff, a farmer, was operating his tractor which was equipped with a power winch designed to be used to pull or drag heavy objects.


He was in the process of pulling a car up out of a ditch. He got out of the tractor to hook a cable up. The tractor backed up and caught his leg in the tractor treads, pulling him beneath them. As a consequence he became a paraplegic. The tractor was not equipped with proper safety equipment.[120]

About the Author: James Swartz
Mr. Swartz, our Managing and Principal Attorney at Swartz & Swartz P.C., is a nationally recognized and respected trial attorney as well as consumer advocate. His practice focuses on cases involving negligence, torts, products liability, medical malpractice, wrongful death, and other claims involving catastrophic injuries.

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