Mr. Carlin may have been onto something. It’s no secret our modern world could not run or continue to advance and progress without the bridling of this power we call electricity. But it has been said that with great power comes great responsibility. The benefit of experience and the determinations of research have made the use of high voltage electricity safer and more secure than ever. Yet serious electrical shock-related injuries and fatal accidents occur more than we care to think.
If you or someone you love have been suffered an injury or death directly from or as a result of electrical shock, it is important to understand who may be at fault. Often such injuries are the result of the negligence of an employer, contractor, or property owner. This negligence can come in the form of several oversights or lapses in judgment.
These acts of negligence may include (but are not limited to) things like:
- Neglecting to adhere to established safety standards
- Overlooking written safety rules and procedures
- Failure to repair or communicate known hazards
- Manufacturer’s faulty or defective equipment
- Torn and exposed power lines or electrical cords
Negligence in an electrical accident can come from one or many liable parties. Contractors, manufacturers, property owners, and operators could all be held responsible. Determining whether or not an electrical accident was due to such negligence is a complicated and nuanced process.
The pursuit of compensation for damages in such cases should involve the experienced counsel of a trusted attorney. The team of personal injury specialists at Oldham & Smith deal with wrongful death and electrical accident-related cases on a regular basis. We can walk you through the process and help you make well-informed choices as you pursue the best possible outcome for your family.
Oldham & Smith will work closely with you to help protect your rights. Contact us today.