Electrical power is constantly used in a variety of ways to make our lives better. When handled and delivered safely and correctly, electrical power is an efficient source of energy. If, however, electrical power is allowed to escape from the power lines as a result of a defective or faulty equipment, installation or delivery, the results may be disastrous – fires and explosions often resulting in catastrophic injuries or wrongful death. If one of these tragic events occurs, prompt action must be taken. Qualified fire “cause and origin” investigators must be on the scene quickly before evidence is lost or destroyed. Electricity safety experts are consulted. Critical evidence must be identified and sometimes stored. Witnesses should be interviewed while their memories are fresh.
Serious health problems and even death can occur from accidents involving electricity. Even if an electrical shock victim survives the accident, possible long term damages often occur:
- Brain damage
- Broken bones
- Hearing loss
- Heart damage and arrhythmia
- Internal organ damage
- Nerve damage
- Memory loss
- Vision loss
- Lost limbs
Many of these injuries end up being life-long, permanent conditions requiring constant care and treatment making it impossible for someone to to maintain the quality of life they once enjoyed. It may even prevent them from working and earning a living. If this type of accident is due to negligence, or other wrongful conduct, Alabama law provides the right to seek compensation for injuries and losses. We recommend that clients obtain an Alabama injury lawyer to help them with these types of cases.
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In most accident cases, where negligence was to blame, insurance companies and attorneys will attempt to offer settlements. It is important that you deny these settlement offers and do not answer questions until you have discussed the case with your lawyer. Knowledgeable legal representation will ensure that your rights are protected throughout the course of your case.
Our Alabama Electrocution Attorneys have the knowledge, resources and the experience to quickly investigate and determine whether a personal injury, wrongful death, or product liability claim can be brought.