Electrocution Accident Lawyer in Walnut Creek
Suffered an Electrocution Injury? Call Our East Bay Attorneys.
Electrocutions are more common than most people realize. When electrocution injuries are the result of negligence or misconduct, the victim may be able to pursue compensation from the responsible party. Such accidents can happen at home or on the job—especially on construction sites.
At our Bay Area law firm, our electrocution accident attorneys have been helping people obtain compensation for injuries and losses caused by electrocution accidents since 1979. We have obtained numerous verdicts and settlements in excess of $1 million for clients who have been seriously injured or have lost a loved one.
Comprehensive Counsel in Electrocution Cases
Electrocution cases can be very complicated, involving numerous factors and potentially responsible parties. At our Contra Costa County firm, we use our experience and the support provided by our large network of well-respected experts and investigators to develop strong cases for electrocution victims.
Our firm can represent clients in cases involving:
- Violation of OSHA regulations
- Lack of shielding devices
- Lack of warning devices
- Failure to de-energize
- Faulty wiring
- Electrical overloads
- Damaged cords
- Defective or damaged tools
- Drilling into power lines
- Exposure to power lines or other things that carry high-voltage
- Sagging power lines
Accidents such as these may occur on-the-job, which would make any injuries partially covered by workers' compensation. They may also be the result of the negligence and misconduct of a third party, such as a subcontractor, property owner, or manufacturer of the equipment. An experienced Walnut Creek electrocution lawyer can advise you on your options and determine the best course of action for you to pursue full compensation.
What Are the Different Types of Electrical Injuries?
Electrical injuries can range from minor to life-threatening, depending on the type of exposure. Some of the most common types of electrical injuries include:
- Cardiac arrest or arrhythmia
- Respiratory arrest
- Burns (minor to severe)
- Muscle damage
- Loss of consciousness
In some cases even if the external burn seems minor, the internal damage can still be severe. Even if you believe you were not harmed by the electrical shock you should still see a doctor and have them do a thorough check to ensure there was no damage to your heart, chest, or other vital organs.
Serious Injuries Deserve Justice. Call Us Now for a Free Consultation!
Electrocution can often be fatal, causing the heart to stop. It frequently leaves people who live through such incidents with serious burns, nerve damage, and muscle injuries. It can also result in blindness and psychiatric symptoms in some people. No matter your situation, Casper, Meadows, Schwartz & Cook is here to help. Our team is equipped with the experience and resources necessary to craft a strong claim for your electrocution accident.