Electrical Injury / Electrocution
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Electrical Accident Lawyer
Power lines are dangerous.
Electric companies know this, and yet sometimes they fail to properly install and maintain their wires. As a result of their negligence, people are often severely injured, or even killed.
Courts have held that electric companies must use reasonable care to protect the general public from their wires. If a power line sags, runs too close to a house, or gets knocked down during a storm, the electric company may be responsible for any injury that occurs.
Attorney Robert Goren spent years as outside counsel for a major electric company. He is very familiar with the issues facing electrical companies, and will use his inside knowledge of the industry to try to help you recover money for your or your loved one’s injury. Remember: We will give you a free consultation – and, if we decide to represent you, we do not get paid unless you recover money.
Contact Us Today by filling out the Contact Us form to the right or call our office toll-free at 1-833-529-1234 / 1-833-LAW-1234.
Strong legal precedent
In a recent Michigan case, a man was painting his house when an uninsulated power line touched his ladder. In an instant, 4800 volts of electricity shot through his body, electrocuting him. A court ruled that, since homeowners regularly maintain their homes, the electric company could have foreseen that this type of accident might occur.
The standard set forth in that case – which is generally the standard used throughout the country – is that electric companies must maintain power lines to try to reduce potential hazards as far as practicable.
Electric companies are sued thousands of times each year. Their skilled public relations departments like to keep this secret, but the fact is power companies often have to pay substantial amounts of money to people injured by their wires.
- A common area of electric company negligence is letting their wires sag below certain governmental requirements. Electric companies have been held responsible for failing to keep wires from dropping below safe heights.
- Electric company negligence can also cause injuries at work. There are numerous cases involving construction workers electrocuted through contact between cranes and overhead wires.
- Companies also often fail to repair lines within a reasonable time after a storm. If children or others touch the downed wires, electric companies could be held liable.
If you would like our Electrical Accident Attorney to represent you in your electrical accident claim, simply fill out the free consultation form on the right.