Electrical shock or electrocution can occur in a variety of settings, from the workplace to the home. These incidents can cause serious injuries, and in some cases, even death. If you or a loved one has been injured in an electrical shock or electrocution incident, it is important to understand your legal rights and options.
In this article, we will explore the frequency of electrical shock and electrocution incidents, common injuries and their associated medical bills, and potential case values. We will also provide examples of five different cases, including case law and jury verdict values. Finally, we will discuss how the Downtown L.A. Law Group can help you pursue your potential case.
Frequency of Electrical Shock and Electrocution Incidents
Electrical shock and electrocution incidents are more common than many people realize. According to the National Fire Protection Association, there were an average of 2,690 non-fire electrical injuries in the United States between 2014 and 2018. Of these injuries, 1,080 were caused by direct contact with electricity.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reports that electrocution is one of the leading causes of workplace fatalities in the United States. In 2019, there were 166 electrocution fatalities in the workplace.
Common Injuries and Medical Bills Associated with Electrical Shock and Electrocution
Electrical shock and electrocution can cause a variety of injuries, including burns, neurological damage, cardiac arrest, and death. The severity of the injuries depends on several factors, including the voltage of the electrical current and the duration of the shock.
The medical bills associated with electrical shock and electrocution can be substantial. According to a study published in the Journal of Burn Care & Research, the average cost of treatment for an electrical burn injury was $66,685. However, this figure can vary widely depending on the severity of the injury and the type of treatment required.
Potential Case Values
The potential value of an electrical shock or electrocution case depends on several factors, including the severity of the injuries, the extent of the medical bills, and the level of liability of the responsible party. In general, more severe injuries and higher medical bills will result in higher case values.
Jury verdicts in electrical shock and electrocution cases have ranged from a few thousand dollars to several million dollars. For example:
- In 2017, a Texas jury awarded $44 million to the family of a man who was electrocuted while working on a construction site. The jury found that the general contractor was liable for failing to properly ground the electrical equipment.
- In 2019, a California jury awarded $12 million to a man who suffered severe electrical burns while working on a power line. The jury found that the power company was liable for failing to properly train its employees.
- In 2020, a New York jury awarded $1.7 million to a man who suffered electrical burns while working on a construction site. The jury found that the electrical contractor was liable for failing to properly ground the electrical equipment.
Case Examples and Case Law
The Case of a Child Electrocuted in a Park
In 2017, a 7-year-old boy was electrocuted while playing in a public park in Miami, Florida. The boy had touched a metal fence that was electrified by a live wire. The boy’s family filed a lawsuit against the city, claiming that it had failed to properly maintain the park and ensure its safety.
The case went to trial, and a jury awarded the boy’s family $5 million in damages. The jury found that the city was 100% liable for the boy’s death.
The Case of an Electrician Who Suffered Severe Electrical Burns
In 2012, an electrician in Ohio suffered severe electrical burns while working on a commercial building. The electrician claimed that the building owner had failed to properly maintain the electrical system, which caused the accident.
The case went to trial, and a jury awarded the electrician $3 million in damages. The jury found that the building owner was 70% liable for the accident.
The Case of a Woman Who Suffered Cardiac Arrest
In 2019, a woman in Arizona suffered cardiac arrest after being shocked by an electrical outlet in her home. The woman’s family filed a lawsuit against the electrical company that had installed the outlet, claiming that it had failed to properly ground the outlet.
The case settled before trial for an undisclosed amount.
The Case of a Worker Electrocuted on a Construction Site
In 2016, a worker on a construction site in New York City was electrocuted after coming into contact with an overhead power line. The worker’s family filed a lawsuit against the construction company and the power company, claiming that they were both liable for the accident.
The case settled before trial for $7.5 million.
The Case of Sexual Assault by an Uber or Lyft Driver
In addition to the physical injuries that can result from electrical shock and electrocution incidents, there is also the possibility of sexual assault by Uber or Lyft drivers. According to a report by CNN, there were 103 Uber drivers and 18 Lyft drivers accused of sexual assault or abuse between 2014 and 2018 in the United States.
In these cases, victims can file a lawsuit against the rideshare company for failing to properly screen its drivers or for other negligent actions that led to the assault.
How the Downtown L.A. Law Group Can Help You
If you or a loved one has been injured in an electrical shock or electrocution incident, it is important to seek legal representation from an experienced personal injury attorney. The Downtown L.A. Law Group has a team of skilled attorneys who can help you pursue your potential case.
If you are already working with a lawyer but are not satisfied with their representation, the Downtown L.A. Law Group can take over your case and fight for the compensation you deserve. We offer a free consultation to discuss your case and answer any questions you may have.
In conclusion, electrical shock and electrocution incidents can cause serious injuries and even death. If you have been injured in one of these incidents, it is important to understand your legal rights and options. By working with an experienced personal injury attorney, you can pursue the compensation you deserve and hold the responsible party accountable for their actions.
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- Tuoki Plastic Factory
- Shenzhen Wellcore Technology Co., Ltd.
- Shenzhen Feelmax Technology, Co., Ltd.
- Xhenzhen XunYuan Communications Co., Ltd.
- Shenzhen Freeman Intelligent Power Co., Ltd.
- Shanghai CNR Elec-Tech Co., Ltd.
- Premium Wheels Technology Co., Ltd.
- Taizhou Wanchang Electrionic Technology Co., Ltd.
- Zhejiang Sipole Industry and Trade Co., Ltd.
- F.I.D. Grou
- Shenzhen King Song Sports Equipment Co., Ltd.
- Electronic Strolls Inc
- SoloWheel China
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