When electrocution accidents, the first question you might ask yourself is, “How did this happen?” If you lost a loved one due to the negligence of someone else, you may be able to open a personal injury claim. Here is what you need to know.
Electrocution Accidents | Am I Covered on a Site the Electric Company Marked Safe?
We’ve all seen commercials on TV that warn us that we should not dig in areas that we’re not familiar with. We should contact either a special number or the electrical company to come out and mark the area where the electrical wires are buried. Sometimes individuals will, despite taking that step, be injured while digging in an area that they’ve been told is safe. If that in fact happens, you should contact someone after receiving appropriate medical care. You should keep any information you have about the contact you made, about the individuals that came out, about where the marks were made, what you were told in terms of where was safe to dig and record by photographing, making notes, anything relevant to what you were told a head of time.
Electrocution Accidents | Is the Electric Company Liable if I was in Contact with Overhead Wires?
When people are injured by overhead wires, they are surprised to find out that not all wires that run overhead are adequately insulated. If you are injured by either direct or indirect contact from overhead electrical wires, you should have that claim investigated promptly by someone competent to investigate such electrical injuries.
Electrocution Accidents | More than one party may be accountable
Our Tampa Electrocution Lawyers at Morgenstern & Herd, PA work aggressively on behalf of Florida clients who have suffered injuries due to another’s negligence. Many electric shock and electrocution injuries are due to negligent property owners. If your injury happens at work, a coworker, the company, or manufacturer of a product may be responsible for your injury. We can assess your case and help you determine the responsible parties. Please call our office today for a free consultation.