Electric Shock Accidents
Premises Liability Lawyers Guiding Individuals on Cape Cod
The premises liability attorneys at the Law Offices of John C. Manoog III represent Cape Cod residents and other individuals who have been hurt on someone else’s property. With more than 146 years of combined legal experience, we offer clients the resources and ability of a larger firm combined with the personalized services that set smaller practices apart. Our lawyers have dedicated their careers to helping victims injured in many types of accidents, and we have a strong track record of asserting their rights.
Proving Liability after Accidents Involving Electric Shock
Electric shock can cause serious, permanent harm and may even result in death. It happens when electrical currents pass through a person’s body, either through contact with exposed wires or another contact with an electrical source. Shock often causes noticeable burns, but a person who has been electrocuted may show no external signs of injury. In either case, the shock can result in cardiac arrest, nerve damage, muscle injuries, seizures, and loss of consciousness, depending on the strength of the current and the time it lasts in the body.
If you or a loved one suffers an electrocution because of contact with exposed wires on a property owned by another person or entity, you likely have the right to hold the property owner liable for your injuries. Property owners have a responsibility to take appropriate safeguards to protect workers, customers, guests, and other visitors from electrical hazards. If they fail to live up to this obligation, they are likely to be legally liable for any injuries that result. The remedies generally available in these cases include damages for medical bills, missed wages due to time away from work, pain and suffering, and emotional distress.
Premises liability is a legal theory under which an injured person can sue a property owner for harm incurred because the property owner did not meet the appropriate “duty of care.” This duty obligates the owner to maintain the premises in a reasonably safe condition, including making sure that electrical wires are protected. The owner is also responsible for any hazards of which the owner knows or should know through reasonable inspection. In addition to establishing that the owner breached this duty, the injured person also must prove that the breach caused the accident in which he or she was hurt. This often requires detailed medical evidence to establish the source and extent of the harm.
Discuss Your Injury Claim with a Dedicated Cape Cod Attorney
At the Law Offices of John C. Manoog III, we have been fighting for accident victims since 1994. We understand the nuances of personal injury law, and we know how to build compelling cases for the people whom we represent. Our firm’s previous successes include a number of six-and seven-figure settlements. If you or a loved one has been hurt in an accident on Cape Cod or in the surrounding area, our injury lawyers are ready to help. Our offices are conveniently located in Hyannis and Plymouth, where we are pleased to offer free consultations. We are also happy to travel to you if you cannot make it to us. We do not charge a fee in many cases unless we are successful. Call us at 888-262-6664 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation. Nós Falamos Português.