Electrocution Injuries Claims Attorney
Most people understand the dangers of electricity. Although we use electricity every day, safety standards protect us from exposure to a direct electrical current. When these safety measures are not used, the risk of serious injury or death from electrocution is possible. In most cases, electrocution occurs due to negligence. If you have lost a loved one to electrocution or you were seriously injured due to electrical exposure, you may be eligible to seek compensation from the negligent party.
Electrical current can cause serious damage to the body. Depending on the level of current and where or how the body is exposed, many different injuries can occur. Starting at the point of exposure, deeper skin, tissue and bone burns can occur. Internally, the nervous system, brain, heart and other organs can be affected. Seizures, heart attacks and other serious health complications can occur, and in some case, death. Victims of electrocution often have long-term health impacts that may affect them for the rest of their lives.
Electrical Exposure Negligence
Many electrocution injuries occur on jobsites and are covered under worker compensation insurance. However, innocent bystanders can be exposed to electrical dangers when utility companies or business owners are negligent. Exposed wires, unsafe outlets, faulty wiring, fallen electrical lines and other electrical hazards can be caused by negligence. When these negligent actions cause a serious injury or death through electrocution, the responsible party may be liable for damages.
Electrical injuries or the loss of a loved one to electrocution can change your life forever. In many cases, accidental exposure is caused by a property or business owner’s negligence. At Race Law Firm, we can help those victimized by an electrocution accident seek justice. If you have been injured or lost a loved one in an electrical accident, contact our office in Atlanta to schedule a free legal injury assessment. You may be eligible to seek compensation through a premises liability claim or other type of personal injury lawsuit.