Miami Electrocution Accident Lawyer
Electrocution occurs when a strong electric current passes through the body, damaging nerves, tissue, and organs in the process. A minor electric shock may simply knock a victim off their feet and cause a second degree burn, while a serious electrocution injury can cause permanent brain damage, organ failure, or death. Business owners, property owners, employers, and product manufacturers have a duty to keep their premises (or products) safe for all invitees and users. Failure to do so can result in liability if an individual is harmed. If you or a loved one were injured in an electrocution accident, the Miami electrocution accident lawyer at Spencer Morgan Law can help you hold the negligent party accountable.
Types of Electrocution Injuries
- Electrocution fatality
- Organ damage
- Electrical burns
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Musculoskeletal injuries
- Brain injury
- Nerve damage
- Ventricular fibrillation
- Secondary injuries caused during a fall or collapse (traumatic brain injury, fractured bones, lacerations, concussion, spinal cord injury)
Defective Products Can Cause Serious Electrocution Injuries
Any defective consumer product that runs on electricity is capable of shocking or electrocuting an unsuspecting user. Common examples of defective products that have been known to cause such injuries include smart devices, power tools, lighting equipment, and large to small kitchen appliances. You may be able to seek compensation from the manufacturer if it can be proven that you were using the product as it was intended to be used and it caused an electrocution injury due to an inherent defect in the design, manufacturing, or shipping process.
Electrocution Accidents at Work
Electricians, construction workers, power line workers, tree pruners, and other employees who work with heavy machinery or electronics are at the most risk of shock and electrocution injuries. If you or a loved one were harmed on the job, you may be able to seek compensation from your employer’s workers’ insurance provider in addition to a personal injury claim if it is found that your employer, or a third party, was reckless or careless.
Unsafe Premises Electrocutions
Shocks and electrocution can occur in any place that has faulty or unsafe wiring. As such, premises liability claims can be filed against retail stores, grocery stores, gas stations, offices, public buildings, restaurants, and private residential property owners if you were an invitee, guest, or otherwise had permission to be on the property in which you were injured. Property and business owners have a duty to create and maintain safe premises conditions for everyone, both young and old.
Call a Miami Electrocution Accident Lawyer Today
Electrocution injuries often result in large medical bills, lost wages due to disability, and immeasurable pain and suffering. An experienced Miami electrocution accident lawyer can help you recoup these damages. If your loved one was lost due to an electrocution accident, we can help you recover additional damages, such as lifetime earnings and loss of consortium. Victims and their families deserve justice, and Spencer Morgan Law is here to help you seek it. Contact us today at 305-423-3800 to schedule a free consultation.