Lawn, Farm and Construction Equipment Accidents
Product safety attorney John Gehlhausen represents victims of defective products with an emphasis on lawn, farm and construction equipment accidents, especially tractor rollovers and other tractor related injuries. Mr. Gehlhausen is located in Colorado, but he has represented families all across America who have had loved ones injured, or even killed, in lawn, farm and/or construction equipment accidents caused by defectively designed or manufactured machinery.
Agriculture is among the most dangerous occupations in the nation. Each day about 500 agricultural workers suffer lost-work-time injuries, 5 percent of which result in permanent impairment (National Center for Farmworker Health Inc.). According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, agriculture held the third highest death rate among major U.S. industries in 2002 with 789 fatalities. That equates to a fatality rate of 22.7 per 100,000 employed!
Mr. Gehlhausen has earned a national reputation handling cases of persons who have been injured by farm, construction and lawn mower equipment accidents. Mr. Gehlhausen believes in protecting the rights of individuals and holding the negligent party responsible for the wrongs they have committed.
Farm Equipment Accident Attorney
Attorney John Gehlhausen received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Evansville, Indiana, and went on to earn his Juris Doctorate from Vanderbilt University and served in the United States Air Force as a Judge Advocate General. Mr. Gehlhausen became a member of the Colorado Bar and began private practice in Lamar, Colorado, as a general practitioner. Because Lamar, Colorado is a rural area, Mr. Gehlhausen began seeing more and more deaths and serious injuries caused by farm machinery. In many cases, these accidents could have been avoided by proper safety design including location of controls where they could not be accidentally activated. Handling these cases eventually led to his specialization in this field.
Mr. Gehlhausen is or has been a member of numerous law associations, including the American College of Trial Lawyers (Fellow), Colorado Trial Lawyers Association (Past President), Colorado Trial Lawyers Political Action Committee (Organizer and Past President), American Association for Justice, American Association for Justice CRPS Litigation Group (President 2012), Public Justice Foundation, American Board of Trial Advocates, The Academy of Catastrophic Injury Attorneys, AAJ Leaders Forum, The American Trial Lawyers Association, and the Million Dollar Advocates. Mr. Gehlhausen received the Norman Kripke Lifetime Achievement Award from the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association. Mr. Gehlhausen was the 7th recipient in the history of the organization.
Many farm, construction and similar equipment accidents can be prevented with proper machinery design, guards, and/or adequate safety warnings. If you or a loved one has been injured anywhere in the United States or its territories because of defective equipment or insufficient safety warnings, you may be entitled to compensation. Mr. Gehlhausen has the financial and professional resources to properly litigate these types of cases. To discuss your case, contact farm equipment accident attorney John Gehlhausen today.
Articles by Attorney John Gehlhausen
Farm and construction equipment accident attorney John Gehlhausen has authored several articles. Click on the links below to read two of his works regarding farm equipment accidents.