Electrocution is one of the most a horrific accidents anyone could endure. The experienced Kentucky electrocution lawyers of Hare, Wynn, Newell & Newton, LLP are prepared to help victims get the justice and fair compensation they are owed if they suffered an accident that was not their fault. The pain and injury caused by electrocution can be devastating and permanent. The thought of being electrocuted is bone chilling. Not only do victims of electrocution suffer serious physical injuries, but also the emotional trauma that results from electrocution is extensive. That’s why we are committed to standing up for victims of these terrifying accidents, and we are ready to help you get the justice that you deserve. Contact us at (859) 550-2900, fill out a contact form, or chat with us live to tell us your story today.
Why Do I Need A Lawyer?
Victims of electrocution accidents often require extensive medical treatment. In some cases, the medical treatment for electrocution accident victims can be lifelong. It is of utmost importance that an electrocution accident victim receives sufficient compensation from the individual or company whose negligence is responsible for the electrocution accident. This adequate compensation is to ensure medical and psychological treatment now and in the future. Also, in addition to medical expenses, it is important that the electrocution accident victim receive sufficient reimbursement for lost wages and earning capacity. They may also be owed compensation for loss of enjoyment of life, pain and suffering.
Compensation may also be available to the spouses of electrocution accident victims for loss of consortium (the limited and diminished capacity of the electrocution accident victim to provide a meaningful relationship to the spouse), and wrongful death compensation for the electrocution accident’s loved ones if the electrocution accident causes death to the victim.
In order to ensure that the injured victim of an electrocution accident receives sufficient compensation from the individual or company whose negligence caused or contributed to the electrocution accident, the victim needs the help and representation of a personal injury lawyer with experience representing victims of electrocution accidents.
How We Can Help
Often, the individual or company whose negligence or intentional actions caused the electrocution hires a defense law firm, or their insurance companies hire a defense law firm to defend the wrongdoer. It is important that the personal injury attorney has sufficient experience in electrocution accident cases and adequate resources to take on these defense law firms and the seemingly unlimited funds of insurance companies and large corporations.
At Hare, Wynn, Newell & Newton, LLP, we have the resources, manpower, and experienced and skilled electrocution accident personal injury attorneys that can take on the big insurance companies and corporations. If you or your loved one has been seriously injured in an electrocution accident caused by the negligence of another, call us to ensure that you get the most for your claim. Our firm was founded over 125 years ago, and we have obtained billions of dollars of compensation for the injured accident victims. We have received national recognition and acclaim for the success that our aggressive trial lawyers have had on behalf of injured victims. If you or your loved one is an injured victim of an electrocution accident, it does not make sense to place your life in the hands of anyone else other than the skilled electrocution accident personal injury trial lawyers at Hare, Wynn, Newell & Newton, LLP.
Electrocution Accidents and The Impact on Your Life
Electrocution occurs when someone is exposed to high voltage electricity. An electrocution accident typically occurs when an individual has accidental contact with exposed electricity such as a downed power line or a defective or faulty appliance or tool, or faulty electrical wiring and lighting.
Electrocution can cause injuries to the external body and internal organs as well as psychological injuries. The extent of the injuries depends on how high the voltage (the higher the voltage, the worse the injury), the length of time that the electric current runs through the body, and the part of the body that the electric current runs through.
The most common injury that electrocution causes to the external body is permanent cellular damage from burning. The most common injuries that electrocution can cause to the cardiovascular, respiratory, and central nervous systems include:
- Cardiac arrest
- Brain or nerve damage
- Changes in temperament
- Vision loss
- Memory loss
- Permanent heart damage
- Respiratory failure and seizures
- Nerve damage
- Spinal cord injuries.
Electrocution also can lead to psychiatric problems like depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Who is at Fault?
If the electrocution occurs because of a faulty appliance or tool, in some cases an electrocution accident victim can be compensated by the manufacturer of the faulty appliance or tool that caused the accident.
If the electrocution accident occurs in somebody’s home because the homeowner did not take reasonable care to ensure that a hazard did not exist, the homeowner’s insurance company can compensate the seriously injured electrocution accident victim.
If the electrocution accident occurs in the workplace, a third party that is not related to the employer and that was responsible for the electrocution accident, such as a faulty or defective product manufacturer or a person or entity whose negligence caused the electrocution accident, could be sued in a civil court for the accident.
Compensation for Your Electrocution Claim
Electrocution victims and their loved ones can sue in civil court and obtain compensation for medical expenses, loss of wages, lost earning capacity, permanent disability, loss of enjoyment of life, pain and suffering, loss of consortium for the spouses, and wrongful death compensation to the loved ones if the electrocution accident results in death.
If you or a loved has been seriously injured because of an electrocution accident caused by the negligence or intentional actions of another, Hare, Wynn, Newell & Newton, LLPcan help you obtain maximum compensation. Call us today, because lawsuits and certain claims for victims of electrocution accidents must be filed within a certain period of time. If the lawsuit is not filed promptly, the victim or their loved ones may lose the opportunity to receive compensation for the injuries suffered because of the electrocution accident. Only a skilled and experienced electrocution accident attorney can ensure that your right to compensation is not lost, and ensure that you will receive maximum compensation for your serious injuries caused by an electrocution accident.
Hare, Wynn, Newell & Newton, LLP has been in existence for more than 125 years. We have been recognized nationally through national awards and have been acclaimed as one of the leading and foremost personal injury law firms in Kentucky and the United States. Hare, Wynn, Newell & Newton, LLPhas recovered billions of dollars of compensation on behalf of accident victims. We have offices in Kentucky to serve the seriously injured in the state of Kentucky, as well as injured victims throughout the United States. Do not wait. Call us now to schedule your free consultation. Electrocution accident victims do not have to pay a fee for our services unless we win compensation for you. Seriously injured electrocution accident victims should call us at (859) 550-2900 or fill out a contact form to get help now.