Fernando D. Vargas can help you get compensation for all kinds of electrocution accidents.
Electrocution accidents have the potential to cause devastating injuries and even death, depending on the type of current, the voltage, and the duration of the electrocution.
When any kind of electrical current comes into contact with a person, the current will flow through the body along the path of least resistance, namely through the soft tissues such as the skin, fat, muscles, and internal organs. The longer the current flows, the more damage these tissues receive and the greater the potential for permanent injuries. In some cases, with an AC current and/or sufficient voltage, exposure to an electrical current can cause a person’s heart to stop.
When electrocution injuries occur due to the negligence of another party, victims deserve compensation. Experienced personal injury attorney Fernando D. Vargas is here to help victims secure this compensation following any kind of electrocution accident, such as:
Property owners are responsible for taking reasonable precautions to keep their premises free from hazards, including electrocution hazards. When faulty wiring, overloaded circuits, poorly maintained appliances, or other issues cause electric shocks and injuries, the property owner can be held liable—provided that they actually knew about the hazard or should have known about it, yet did not take steps to protect visitors.
Defective Product Accidents
Another common cause of electrocution accidents is defective products. Product defects may be attributable to flaws in the design, manufacturing, or marketing of a product. For example, if a product is marketed without proper warning labels and a consumer is injured as a result, the company could be liable. Similarly, if a product is sold with a poorly designed switch or a poorly made switch and electric shock or electrocution results, the victim would also have a claim against the manufacturer.
One final type of electrocution accident that is just now coming into the public eye is electroshock drowning. This type of injury can occur when electric wiring is not properly grounded on and around boat docks. The current will try to ground itself by passing through the water, creating a patch of electrified water. If a swimmer encounters this water, they can suffer a deadly electrocution injury or drowning accident.
Need Help with an Electrocution Injury Claim?
If you have been hurt in an electrocution accident or lost a loved one to electrocution injuries, Fernando D. Vargas can provide the expert personal injury representation you need to secure full and fair compensation from the responsible party. To learn more, call us at 909-982-0707 and request a free initial consultation.