Electrocution injuries are devastating and potentially life-altering conditions that occur when an individual comes into contact with an electric current. Due to faulty electrical equipment, these accidents can happen in various settings, such as construction sites, hotels, apartments, or restaurants.
Electrocution injuries often result in severe physical and emotional trauma for the victims and their families. If you or a loved one suffered an electrocution injury, a lawyer can explain your rights and options for pursuing a claim to seek the compensation and justice you deserve.
At Galine, Frye, Fitting & Frangos, our California electrocution attorneys are well-versed in these claims, your legal rights, and California personal injury laws. We put this knowledge and our extensive skills to work on your behalf to maximize your damage compensation after an electrocution injury.
- Why Choose Us
- Electrocution Injury Compensation
- WHERE DO ELECTROCUTION ACCIDENTS OCCUR IN CALIFORNIA
- Electrocution Accidents and Injuries
- Fighting the Insurance Company After Your Injuries
- What to Do After an Electrocution Injury Accident
- Contact a California Electrocution Injury Attorney Today at Galine, Frye, Fitting & Frangos
- Galine, Frye, Fitting & Frangos, LLP
Why Choose Us
When you hire the California electrocution injury lawyers at Galine, Frye, Fitting & Frangos, you get an attorney who will stop at nothing to preserve your rights. We aren't afraid to take on big insurance companies to pursue maximum injury compensation for our deserving and trusting clients.
Our attorneys have over 75 years of combined legal experience in personal injury settlements and trials. Rest assured that we know how to handle your electrocution injury case from start to finish.
We've obtained millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for our injured clients. Our many years of experience and hard work pay off for you.
For example, some rather unusual recent results we have obtained include:
- $4.5 million for a boating accident case in which the insurance company's initial settlement offer was only $300,000.
- $3.7 million award in a motorcycle accident even though the investigating police officer found our client 100 percent at fault.
- A jury awarded nearly $1 million to our client after the insurance company offered only $20,000.
It doesn't matter if the insurance company refuses to extend a reasonable settlement offer in your case; our seasoned injury attorneys will continue to fight for you.
Electrocution Injury Compensation
You may wonder how much compensation you can recover after an electrocution injury. The best way to determine what you can receive is to meet with one of our attorneys as soon as you can after the incident.
The value of an electrocution injury case can depend on:
- The severity of injuries and impact on your life: The severity of your injuries determines the value of your case. Serious injuries that lead to significant medical expenses, long-term treatment, and permanent disabilities typically result in higher compensation. Suppose the injuries prevent you from engaging in regular daily activities, work, or hobbies. In that case, their impact on your life will also be a consideration when determining your case's value. Our lawyers work tirelessly to ensure you get the compensation you deserve by helping others understand how your injuries impact your life now and possibly into the future.
- Medical expenses and ongoing treatment: The medical expenses you incurred due to the electrocution incident will help determine the value of your case. This includes costs for emergency medical care, hospitalization, surgeries, medication, rehabilitation, physical therapy, and any future medical needs related to the injury.
- Lost income and future earning capacity: If your electrocution injuries caused you to miss work, you may recover compensation for lost income and other benefits. Additionally, if the injuries result in a long-term or permanent disability that affects your ability to earn a living, you may recover compensation for the loss of future earning capacity.
- Pain and suffering: Electrocution injuries can cause severe physical pain and emotional distress. Compensation for pain and suffering aims to account for the non-economic impact of the injuries on your quality of life, including physical pain, emotional suffering, anxiety, scarring and disfigurement, and loss of enjoyment of life.
- Emotional distress and mental anguish: Beyond physical injuries, an electrocution incident can lead to emotional trauma and mental anguish. The psychological impact of the accident, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD, depression, anxiety, or other mental health issues, can be considered when determining the value of your case.
- Property damage or other losses: If the electrocution incident caused damage to your property, such as electronics, appliances, jewelry, or other belongings, you may be entitled to compensation for the repair or replacement of those items. Any other economic losses directly related to the accident may factor into the case evaluation.
- Insurance policies: Unfortunately, the availability and value of insurance policies and coverage can also affect the value of your claim. Your attorney will determine liability for your injuries and identify all available insurance policies that may cover your injuries to maximize your injury compensation.
It's important to note that every case is unique, and the compensation you may be entitled to will depend on the specific circumstances of your electrocution injury case and the laws in the jurisdiction where the injury happened.
To get a precise assessment of the potential value of your case, consult an experienced electrocution injury attorney. We can evaluate your case thoroughly, consider all relevant factors, and provide appropriate legal guidance.
In addition, electrocution accidents can occur nearly anywhere if electrical appliances malfunction, including hairdryers, power tools, or kitchen appliances.
If you or someone you know has been in an electrocution accident in California, always seek immediate medical attention and consult with an electrocution injury attorney to understand your rights and potential legal options for seeking compensation for your injuries and damages.
Electrocution Accidents and Injuries
Electrocution accidents can occur in various ways, and the severity of the injuries can range from mild to fatal.
Types of electrocution accidents include:
- Contact with live wires: One of the most common types of electrocution accidents occurs when a person comes into direct contact with live electrical wires or power lines.
- Electrical appliance accidents: Accidents involving electrical appliances can happen due to faulty wiring, damaged cords, or improper use of the appliances. Common examples include accidents with hairdryers, toasters, power tools, and kitchen appliances.
- Faulty electrical systems: Electrocution accidents can occur in buildings or homes with faulty electrical systems, such as outdated wiring, improper grounding, or inadequate electrical maintenance.
- High-voltage accidents: Some industries, such as electrical utility work or certain manufacturing processes, involve high-voltage equipment. Accidents in these settings can lead to severe electrocution injuries or fatalities for which a third party might be liable.
- Improper use of electrical equipment: Accidents can happen when individuals don't follow safety guidelines and misuse electrical equipment, such as attempting DIY electrical repairs without proper knowledge or training.
- Swimming pool accidents: Faulty electrical wiring or equipment near swimming pools can lead to electrocution accidents, especially if there is a lack of proper grounding or bonding.
- Overhead power lines: Accidents can occur when objects like cranes, ladders, or balloons come into contact with overhead power lines, leading to electrocution.
- Improper use of extension cords: Misusing extension cords, such as overloading them with too many devices or using them for high-power equipment, can result in accidents.
- Children and electrical outlets: Young children may suffer from electrical accidents when they insert objects into electrical outlets or play with electrical cords.
Electrocution injuries can vary significantly in severity depending on factors such as the voltage of the electric current, the duration of exposure, the pathway of the current through the body, and the overall health of the individual. Here are some common types of electrocution injuries:
The most common type of electrocution injury, electrical burns occur when the electric current passes through the body and generates heat. These burns can be external, affecting the skin and underlying tissues, or internal, affecting organs and muscles.
Electrocution can disrupt the normal electrical signals in the heart, leading to cardiac arrest or arrhythmias. This can be life-threatening and requires immediate medical attention.
Muscle and Nerve Damage
Electric shocks can cause damage to muscles and nerves, leading to pain, weakness, or paralysis in the affected areas.
In severe electrocution cases, the electric shock can affect the respiratory muscles, causing breathing difficulties or respiratory arrest.
High-voltage electrical shocks can damage internal organs, including the brain, heart, kidneys, and liver, leading to various complications.
Fractures and Trauma
Electrocution can cause intense muscle contractions, leading to falls or other accidents that result in fractures, sprains, or other traumatic injuries.
Electrocution accidents involving machinery or equipment can cause entrapment injuries, where body parts get caught in moving parts.
Hearing and Vision Problems
In some cases, electrocution can lead to hearing loss or vision problems.
Electrocution accidents can also cause secondary injuries, such as burns from fires resulting from electrical sparks or explosions.
You must seek immediate medical attention for any electrocution injury, no matter how minor it may seem, as some injuries may not be immediately apparent but can still be serious.
Fighting the Insurance Company After Your Injuries
Fighting the insurance company after sustaining electrocution injuries can be a challenging and complex process. Insurance companies are for-profit businesses, so their primary goal is to minimize costs and maximize profits.
Therefore, they often attempt to settle claims for as little as possible, which may not fully compensate you for your damages and losses. In some cases, they may even deny claims entirely.
They use many tactics that injured victims don’t understand to deny or devalue their claims.
Instead of trusting that the insurance company will do the right thing, hire a skilled electrocution injury lawyer to handle your claim. Insurance companies know they can't use these tactics when victims get attorneys involved.
What to Do After an Electrocution Injury Accident
What you do or don't do after an electrocution accident can significantly affect the value of your claim.
- Continue to follow your doctor's orders and medical treatment plan
- Keep receipts of medical or other accident-related expenses you pay
- Get a copy of the police report or any other accident reports
- Keep a journal documenting how your injuries and pain impact your everyday life and the plans you had
- Bring all receipts, reports, journals, and other accident-related documentation to your lawyer, as they will use this information to the benefit of your claim
Contact a California Electrocution Injury Attorney Today at Galine, Frye, Fitting & Frangos
If you or someone you love suffered an electrocution injury due to the negligence of another party, our experienced California Personal injury attorneys are ready to stand up for your rights. For your no-obligation consultation, call (650) 345-8484 or contact us online today.