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Posted On October 4, 2017 Personal Injury

Electrical Injuries

Electrocuted, is a frightening word. For those who have been electrocuted, or have a family member who was, you know exactly how much damage it can do. No human body is meant to withstand that type of power, and the injuries are often devastating, sometimes fatal.

Before your injury, you may have associated electrocution with being struck by lightning during a storm. Now you have experienced firsthand the tragic situation where electrocution is a preventable accident that occurs because of someone else’s carelessness. You shouldn’t have to face the consequences of an electrical injury alone. At Console & Associates P.C., our knowledgeable attorneys are here to step in and represent you and your family. Your legal rights are our top priority, and aggressively upholding them is how we’ve earned a 97 percent success rate. Call (856) 778-5500 to talk about the accident and what options you and your family have to obtain compensation for the hurt you’ve endured.

Why You Need to Consult With an Attorney

Human bodies are fragile. So, too, are human minds. In the event of an electrocution, both can be permanently damaged. The pain of an electric shock is indescribable, and for those who witness the accident, the images can haunt them forever.

How can you and your family recover from such a catastrophe? Like many victims, you may need extensive, long-term medical care, as well as therapy and counseling. For at least the near future, your lives may be forced to revolve around recovery and rehabilitation.

While carrying on after such an accident may seem impossible, it’s important to remember that you have a legal team to stand behind you. While a claim against those at fault will never bring your old life back, it can compensate you for everything you’ve endured and will continue to endure, the emotional toll, the physical pain, and the financial setbacks.

Electrocution Accidents Where Negligence is Involved

  • Work Accident: Electricians, construction workers, and any number of employees that work near live wires are especially at risk for electrocution. In New Jersey, most employees can receive workers, compensation for work-related injuries. Their families can also pursue compensation if the injuries were fatal.
  • Defective Product: There are dozens of devices and appliances we use on a daily basis that have electrical currents running through them. If any of these products, such as a refrigerator or blow dryer, was improperly designed or produced, you are not responsible for the danger they expose you to. If the product sparks due to defective wiring, for example, you may be able to seek compensation from the manufacturer.
  • Poorly-Maintained Power Line: If electrical companies do not properly maintain their power lines, they may be legally responsible for any resulting injuries or deaths. Proper maintenance involves the design of the lines, installation, and thorough employee training. Discovering whether the electric company violated any of these responsibilities often takes a comprehensive investigation. While you may not have the time or resources to take on that task, our attorneys do.

Sadly, some companies will try to avoid blame and assert the accident was not their fault. With determined investigating, our attorneys will prove that the electrocution occurred because someone else was careless.

Your Body After An Electric Shock

The unfortunate truth is that you and your family may never be exactly the same as before the electrical accident occurred. Whether it’s painful memories or permanent injuries, an aspect of the accident will linger long after the defective product is gone or the power line is repaired. Yet, having our award-winning law firm represent your case allows you to rest easier, knowing that your future needs are being taken care of.

Call our personal injury lawyers in New Jersey today at (856) 778-5500 for a free evaluation of the accident. We strive to ensure the compensation you receive fairly represents all the ways your life has been affected.

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