Five Legal Mistakes That Can Result in an Attorney Losing an Electrocution Injury Case in California

Five Legal Mistakes That Can Result in an Attorney Losing an Electrocution Injury Case in California

Many attorneys that accept electrocution accident cases are less than qualified. They might know personal injury law generally, but these are complex cases that require a complex understanding of the issues. The bad news is that there are five legal mistakes that can result in a victim not getting the compensation they deserve.

The good news is that Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas is highly experienced in electrocution accident cases and we are ready to help you. Read on to learn about some of the mistakes other firms might make, then call us at 909-982-0707 for a free legal consultation.

  1. Not Considering All Potential At-Fault Parties
  2. In many electrocution accidents, there is more than one party at fault. It could be that there were several contractors working through the power company that had a part in creating the hazard, or that could have prevented the hazard. A good personal injury attorney will consider all potential liabilities and who could be found negligent.
  3. Assuming Workers’ Compensation is the Best Remedy
  4. It is sometimes true that workers’ compensation is the best remedy to an electrocution accident – but it is not always true. There might be outside contractors who are at fault. There might be additional factors in the accident case that require other parties to be held accountable.
  5. Finding the Best Possible Witnesses
  6. Ideally, every attorney would easily find all witnesses that could help their case. Unfortunately, this is not true. In some cases, an attorney will only look at those who come forward to say they saw something. It is often the case that those with the most to tell are not going to come forward of their own volition. Instead, the attorney will need to find them and get their statement.
  7. They Get the Wrong Expert Witnesses
  8. If you hire an attorney that is not local, you can count on them not knowing the local experts who can give the most relevant testimony. This is especially important in California, as we have a unique ecosystem that is not like any other in the country. An expert in a state like Iowa would not know our land well enough to understand how electrocution accidents can differ here.
  9. Not Getting Enough Expert Witnesses
  10. The type and quality of expert witnesses is not the only concern – some attorneys also do not get enough witnesses. They might find one or two experts to testify to certain factors, but might not know to get experts on things like electrical engineering, wood science, aging power infrastructure in California, or the National Electric Safety Code.

If you are ready to find out how an attorney can help you with your electrocution case, contact Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas at 909-982-0707 and let us provide a free legal consultation.

  • Fernando Vargas

  • Recent Posts

  • Archives

  • Copyright © 2023 Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas. All Rights Reserved. Website by Webstract Marketing.

    Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas Located at
    8647 Haven Avenue Suite 200, Rancho Cucamonga, CA.
    Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas Logo Phone: 909-982-0707