Texas Lawyers For Victims Of Electrical Accidents
Electric Shock Injury And Electrocution Deaths
Electrical shocks are all too often fatal. Even those who survive frequently suffer severe burns or permanent injuries.
A closer examination of electrical accidents often reveals a safety hazard or someone’s negligence. That is where the personal injury lawyers of Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner come in. Our law firm helps Texas victims and families recover compensation for preventable accidents, including electrical injuries and electrocution deaths.
Liability For Electric Shock Accidents
Every year, there are about 1,000 electrocution fatalities in the U.S., plus 30,000 nonfatal electrical injuries. Workplace shocks are a major source of work-related injuries, but many electric shock injuries incur in the home or other nonwork settings. Common causes of electrical shock injury include:
- Ladders contacting power lines
- Downed power lines
- Frayed extension cords or electrical cords
- Power tools and appliances
- Exposed wiring or ungrounded circuits in construction
- Automobile batteries and battery chargers
Our firm conducts a thorough investigation to determine the source of the shock and who is responsible. We pursue personal injury and wrongful death claims against utility companies, electricians, builders and remodelers, product manufacturers and other parties. Did the electric company fail to shut off power while work was being performed? Did an electrical contractor violate state or local building codes? Did a manufacturer sell a faulty product or fail to warn of electric shock dangers?
Compensation For Lasting Trauma From Electric Shock
Contact with high-voltage or low-voltage electrical currents, even for a split-second, can cause serious injuries. Victims may suffer:
- Severe burns to the skin or internal organs
- Damage to hands or feet (entry/exit wounds)
- Cardiac arrest or heart damage
- Nerve damage or paralysis
- Chronic pain
- Brain injury (memory loss, difficulty concentrating)
- Psychological issues (anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress)
For many victims, the pain is extreme and the damage is permanent. Others may recover over time with extensive therapy. Our lawyers work with doctors and care providers to gauge the degree of impairment and project the medical needs. We also pursue damages for loss of income and earning power, disfigurement, and our client’s pain and suffering.
Work With Experienced Injury Attorneys
The legal team at Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner has advocated for the injured since 1951. Our experience in personal injury litigation, including electric shock and burn injuries, can help you get the compensation you need. We offer a free consultation, and we take cases statewide. Call our Houston law office at (713) 222-7211 or toll-free 713-222-7211.