Electrical accidents can be extremely serious, or even fatal. Injuries may be permanent in some cases, resulting in cognitive or physical damage that remains for the rest of a victim's life. If you are the victim of an electrocution injury, we urge you to contact The Justice Firm immediately. The time you have to file a claim against the responsible party or parties is limited, so do not wait.
Electrical accidents can occur at work, for instance with contractors who work with electricity on a frequent basis, or those in the construction industry. Appliances and equipment can be defective as well, putting users at risk of electrical shock or even electrocution. Computer monitors, DVD players, television, clothes dryers, refrigerators - with anything that operates using electricity, there is a risk.
Flash burns, electrical, and thermal contact burns can all result in significant injury. One type of burn is not exclusive of the other, as an individual may suffer all three types of burns due to one accident. The extent of the injury or whether an individual loses his or her life may depend on the intensity of an electrical circuit, how long the body is exposed to the current, type of electricity, and what areas of the body it travels through.Los Angeles Electrocution Injury Attorneys
There are many physical reactions an individual may experience in an electrical accident or electrocution. The most common include:
- Tingling or numbness
- Broken bones
- Permanent damage of the heart muscle
- Memory loss
- Cardiac arrhythmia or arrest
- Renal failure
- Internal organ damage
- Severe burns
- Loss of cognitive abilities
- Spine injury
- Respiratory failure
Depending on the nature of the injury, the victim may experience damage to the central nervous, respiratory, cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, or integumentary (skin/soft tissue) system, or any combination of these systems. Every year in the U.S. it is estimated that 3,000 people are admitted to burn centers with injuries that can be attributed to electrical or electrocution accidents. About 1,000 people die each year from these types of injuries.
As aggressive and experienced LA personal injury lawyers, we are dedicated to obtaining the full damages victims of electrical accidents deserve for costs associated with their injuries. We will investigate and thoroughly review your case to determine all parties who may be held liable including employers, property owners, product manufacturers, and more. Each case is different; in many cases, there may be more than one party who is responsible. Medical costs, lost income, emotional distress, physical pain, future disability - the compensation you are eligible for will depend on your unique circumstances, and how the injury impacts your future.Contact The Justice Firm Today
At The Justice Firm, we know the devastating injuries individuals may suffer due to electrical accidents. Disfiguring burns, organ damage, and central nervous system issues are just a few of the life-changing results an individual may face because of negligence. We urge you to contact our Los Angeles injury lawyers now at 310-914-2444 for unsurpassed legal representation and guidance.