MINNESOTA FARM INJURY LAWYER-40YEARS EXPERIENCE HANDLING FARM INJURY CASES
The Minnesota Farm Injury Lawyers at the Schmidt Salita Law Team have over 40 years experience in successfully prosecuting farm injury cases.
MINNEAPOLIS FARM ACCIDENT LAWYERS at the Schmidt Salita Law Team have over 70 years of experience in bringing justice to the victims of personal injury in farm accidents. They have battled and won cases against John Deere (farm equipment), International Harvester (farm equipment), Ciba Geigy chemical company (herbicides), Dow Chemical (agricultural chemicals), Hubbard Milling Company (livestock feed), Tryco Manufacturing Company (fertilizer applicator) and Grand Laboratories (vaccine).
FARMING IS ONE OF THE MOST HAZARDOUS INDUSTRIES.
In 2015 alone, 401 farmers and farm workers were killed in farm work-related injuries. The agricultural industry is one of the most hazardous. The lawyers on the Schmidt Salita Law Team understand that the victims of injury and death in farming accidents need strong legal representation.
MINNEAPOLIS FARM ACCIDENT LAWYERS HAVE SPECIAL EXPERTISE IN FARM INJURY AND WRONGFUL DEATH CASES.
The SCHMIDT SALITA LAW TEAM lawyers have experience in successfully representing the victims of personal injury and wrongful death occurring in farm and agricultural incidents. The wide variety of that experience is detailed in other postings on this website.
MINNEAPOLIS FARM ACCIDENT LAWYERS HAVE SUCCESSFULLY HANDLED INJURIES DUE TO FARM EQUIPMENT ACCIDENTS.
The Schmidt Salita Law Team has extensive experience in handling a wide variety of cases, including the following cases:
- Death due to hazardous field equipment ;
- Loss of arm caught in mixer-grinder auger;
- Foot injury due to equipment unloading accident;
- Neurological damage due to chemical exposure;
- Vision loss due to chemical spray caused by defective control of field applicator;
- Arm/elbow injury occurring while repairing harvester;
- Partial loss of hand while repairing combine;
- Double amputation of arms caught in unguarded power take-off;
- Vascular injury due to attack of vicious sheep;
- Injury due to farm dog attacking motorcycle;
- Damage to vocal cords of a child exposed to farm chemicals;
- Death due to electrical damage to grain elevator worker;
- Death due to trampling by a mad cow in the livestock loading station.
MINNEAPOLIS FARM ACCIDENT LAWYERS HAVE SUCCESSFULLY HANDLED INJURIES TO FARMER AND FARMWORKERS INJURED BY DEFECTIVE PRODUCTS.
The cases listed above include product liability case where a defective product, or a defect in a product, has caused injury or damage. Several of the cases listed above were cases where the claim was based on product liability law. If the injury was caused by a defective condition in the product, i.e an unreasonably dangerous condition, the injury victim is often entitled to receive compensation from the manufacturer or seller of the defective product.
MINNEAPOLIS FARM ACCIDENT LAWYERS HAVE SUCCESSFULLY HANDLED INJURIES DUE TO NEGLIGENCE.
Injury victims are also entitled to receive compensation for their injuries if the party that caused the injury was “negligent” or “at fault”. Negligence is defined as “doing what a reasonable person would not do” or “failure to do what a reasonable person would do”. The Schmidt Salita lawyers have successfully prosecuted cases involving the negligence of third parties both on and off the farm.
Their track record includes successful results in the following cases:
-Caledonia farmworker killed in field accident in Houston County, Minnesota;
-Gibbon Minnesota farmers suffer hand amputation in combine accident;
-Rushmore Minnesota farmer sustains leg injury in combine accident;
-Northwest Iowa farmworker killed in front end loader crush injury;
-Angus, Minnesota farm worker sustains major arm injury;
-Nobles County farmer injured in truck unloading accident;
-Northwest Iowa farmer killed in pick-up collision with semi-truck;
-Pipestone, Minnesota woman injured in farm accident;
-Caledonia man killed in the livestock loading station.
-South Dakota girl suffers arm amputation with the mixer-grinder machine;
-Caledonia Minnesota boy suffers bilateral arm amputation with PTO accident.
Douglas Schmidt, the senior trial lawyer at the Schmidt Salita Law Team was born and raised on the farm. He knows that “farmers work hard from dusk to dawn. They expect a lawyer that works as hard as they do.” Schmidt successfully represented farmers in a class action against Chubb Insurance that produced a $48 million dollar recovery. He also represented southwestern Minnesota farmers in claims against Ciba Geigy that produced a recovery of over $600,000.
The Schmidt Salita Law Team Handles a Wide Variety of Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Claims.
The Schmidt Salita Law Team handles cases involving car accidents, trucking accidents, motorcycle accidents, pedestrian car accidents, and bicycle accidents. It has many years’ experience in workers , products liability and medical malpractice cases.
The Schmidt Salita Law Team has extensive experience with concussion injuries, traumatic brain injuries, neck and back injuries, whiplash injuries, broken bones, injured joint injuries (knee, hip, shoulder, wrist, ankle, spinal), amputation injuries, and vision and eye injuries.
The Schmidt Salita Law Team has offices through out the State of Minnesota. Its primary location is at Ridgedale Office Center in Minnetonka, near the intersection of I394 and I494. The offices are ground level, handicap accessible with ample parking.
The Schmidt Salita Team Offers Contingent Fee Arrangements.
The firm offers contingent fee agreements (You don’t pay lawyers fees until you collect and then only as a percentage of the settlement). It also offers home and hospital visits to clients whose injuries present difficulty in coming to the office.
“PERSONAL INJURY WITH PERSONAL ATTENTION TO EACH CASE”.
The Schmidt Salita Law Team has locations throughout the Twin Cities metropolitan area of Minneapolis and St. Paul, as well as Minnetonka, Maple Grove, Plymouth, Osseo, Anoka, Coon Rapids, Brooklyn Center, Fridley, Blaine, Shoreview, Woodbury, Falcon Heights, Columbia Park, Stillwater, Hastings, Inver Grove, Cottage Grove, South St. Paul, Apple Valley, Eagan, Burnsville, Savage, Shakopee, Richfield, Bloomington, Chaska, Chanhassen, Edina, Eden Prairie, and Hopkins.