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According to statistics, more than 30,000 non-fatal shock accidents happen every year. While a fatality may not be involved, any type of electrocution can result in life-altering injuries and damage. If you or a loved one has been injured due to an electrocution accident, be sure to call on our firm right away. Unfortunately, electrocutions can also end in tragic fatalities. If you have lost someone after they suffered an electrocution allow our firm to provide the counsel and support you need. With more than 50 years of combined legal experience, we know how to handle injury cases.
Not only do we strive to provide the top quality legal services injury victims need, but we also aim to go above and beyond for our clients. We have a considerable amount of resources at our disposal and focus on utilizing these to benefit our clients. For example, it is often useful in cases of this type to retain the services of leading electrical engineers and other professionals who can assist in providing expert testimony as to the causes and effects of the accident. We truly care about our clients, which is why we offer initial consultations and we work on a contingency fee basis.
Injuries CausedBy Electrocution
Any contact with electrical current is potentially hazardous to a human being, but not every electrical shock will be fatal. The factors which determine whether or not a victim of electric shock will survive the incident include the magnitude of the current and the specific area of the body which is affected. A shock to one of the extremities is not nearly as likely to kill as is a shock which passes current through the brain or heart. In some cases, an electrocution victim may be stuck in contact with the current, causing any person who attempts to help them to be at risk of electrocution as well. This makes electrocution injuries very dangerous, and often times deadly.
Electrocution is, by definition, a fatal incident, but even those who survive an electric shock are likely to suffer from the following:
- Severe second or third-degree burn injuries
- Permanent scarring or disfigurement
- Tissue damage
- Heart problems
- Neurological effects
- Severe muscle contractions/fractures
- Kidney failure
Whether you have suffered injuries or if you want to pursue compensation for the wrongful death of a loved one, we are ready to help you take legal action. Depending on the circumstances of the incident, you may have grounds to file a claim against another person, the manufacturer of defective equipment or an employer. We understand that your life will never be the same again, and want to see that you are not forced to bear the significant economic burden of such a horrifying accident.
Please contact our Cincinnati personal injury attorneys today if you are ready to talk about your case.
If you have been injured or have lost a loved one as a result of another person's negligence, you deserve to be fully compensated for your losses. The simple fact is that you should not be forced to pay the price for another person's careless or reckless actions.
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