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Every day, at least 82 people in the U.S. suffer electrical injuries. One in five is a child (source: NCBI). While electrical injuries can happen practically anywhere, many occur as a result of negligence, oversights, or careless actions.
When that happens, Morris & Dewett Injury Lawyers will vigorously advocate victims’ rights to recover full, fair compensation. For more than two decades, our electrocution injury lawyers have strategically and tirelessly represented victims and families in all types of electrical injury claims.
Known for excellence in and outside the courtroom, we have the knowledge, skills, tenacity, and resources to win the toughest cases and secure the maximum available recoveries. That’s why we’re known as leading catastrophic injury attorneys in Louisiana and Texas. And it’s why you can trust us when it’s time to file an electrical injury claim and recover.
Simply contact Morris & Dewett Injury Lawyers whenever you need answers about a potential case. We are here for you, ready to help 24/7.
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- What Is an Electrocution versus an Electric Shock?
- What Are the Different Types of Electrical Injuries?
- What Causes Electrocutions & Electric Injuries?
- Where Do Electrical Injuries Occur?
- Do I Have an Electrical Shock or Electrocution Injury Claim?
- What Damages Are Available for Electric Injury Cases?
What Is an Electrocution versus an Electric Shock?
Exposure to electricity can cause injury (electrical shock) or death (electrocution). In other words, fatal electrical injuries are referred to as electrocutions while survivable trauma is generally described as an electrical injury.
What Are the Different Types of Electrical Injuries?
Electrical injuries are generally classified as:
- Flame injuries: These result from clothing catching fire due to contact with some type of electrical source. An electrical current may or may not pass through the body when flame injuries occur.
- Flash injuries: Fast, sharp, and intense, these electrical injuries may leave behind surface burns. However, an electrical current won’t flow through the body with flash injuries.
- Lightning injuries: High-voltage electricity will pass through the body with lightning injuries, causing acute shocks and possibly severe damage.
- “True” injuries: If an electrical current can enter and exit an individual, effectively making someone part of the electrical “circuit,” the damage can extend throughout the body.
Some examples of these electrical injuries include (and are not limited to):
- Brain and memory damage
- Hearing loss
- Heart damage, including arrhythmia or cardiac arrest
- Kidney damage
- Nerve trauma or neuropathy
- Severe burn injuries
- Spine injuries
- Secondary trauma caused by falling down after the electrical shock (These injuries could include head trauma, traumatic brain injury, bone fractures, severe lacerations, and more.)
It’s important to note that not all cases of fatal electrical shocks will occur on the spot. While exposure to high-voltage electricity can immediately electrocute people, some injuries will prove fatal in the days or weeks following the exposure.
What Causes Electrocutions & Electric Injuries?
Exposure to electricity or a source of electricity can cause electrical injuries. Usually, that happens when people are exposed to items or elements like (but not limited to):
- Open electrical sources
- Exposed, faulty, or aging wiring
- Underground or overhead powerlines
- Unsafe power cords or extension cords
- Faulty electronics, appliances, or electricity-powered equipment
Where Do Electrical Injuries Occur?
Electrical injuries can happen almost anywhere there is:
- A source of electricity
- A chance people can come into contact with that source of electricity
Consequently, electrical injuries and electrocutions tend to occur in places like (but not limited to):
- The roads when auto accidents occur
- At home with exposures to old wiring, faulty wiring, or defective appliances
- At work when there are equipment accidents, power line accidents, or adverse weather conditions
- At private premises, like other people’s homes or private properties
- At retail or commercial spaces when electrical sources are not safely contained, constructed, or maintained
- At public premises with exposed and aging wiring
No matter where electrical injuries occur, victims can rely on the catastrophic injury attorneys at Morris & Dewett Injury Lawyers for help. We can explain whether you have a claim and your best options for moving forward to seek justice.
We can also advocate your rights, fight to advance your claim, and work relentlessly for the best possible outcome. Find out how during a free, confidential, no-obligation consultation.
Do I Have an Electrical Shock or Electrocution Injury Claim?
If you or someone you love has suffered an electrical injury — or if you’ve lost a loved one to an electrocution accident — you could have a case and the right to sue IF:
- The injury was caused by another party’s negligence.
- The accident occurred within the past year if you’re in Louisiana.
- The accident occurred within the past 2 years if you’re in Texas.
There are other factors to consider too, so it’s best to consult with an electrical injury lawyer at Morris & Dewett Injury Lawyers to get clear answers and honest advice about a possible case.
What Damages Are Available for Electric Injury Cases?
Successful electrical injury claims can result in damages for (but not limited to):
- Medical bills
- Lost wages, benefits, and bonuses
- Lost earning capacity
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium
Though money may never erase the pain or harm caused by electrical injuries, it can help the injured heal and start to put their lives back together.
A 5-Star Electrocution Injury Lawyer Is Ready to Help You 24/7
You don’t have to wait or pay anything to get answers about your rights, a potential claim, and how to proceed. Just contact Morris & Dewett Injury Lawyers.
Our catastrophic injury attorneys have deep experience representing victims and families in all types of electrical injury cases. And we’re committed to providing the winning representation and client-focused service that we would expect if we were in your shoes. That’s why you can turn to us when you need to sue, win, and secure full, fair compensation.
Discover the difference our team can make in your claim and recovery by contacting us today.
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