Electrical or electrocution accidents may happen when you come in contact with electrical sources, such as overloading power outlets, household wiring, and faulty machinery. Depending on your skin’s wetness, your body size, and other factors, these accidents can cause various injuries and trauma, including burns, disfigurement, neurological damage, and memory loss.
If you or a loved one has been hurt by an electrical or electrocution accident, contact Crain Brogdon, LLP Dallas personal injury lawyers today. Aggressive and experienced, our attorneys are widely recognized for their courtroom talents. To get started, just tell us about your case, and we will give you informed legal advice and fight for your rights. We will settle for nothing less than what you deserve.
Electrical and electrocution accidents happen when you come into contact with electrical sources. Although many people use the terms “electrical” and “electrocution” interchangeably, they are slightly different. Electrical injuries involve electrical harm but do not cause death. Meanwhile, electrocution accidents result in death.
Electrical and electrocution accidents can happen when you come into contact with:
The severity of electrical and electrocution injuries depends on several factors, including:
There are four main types of electrical accidents:
Electrical and electrocution accidents can cause a range of injuries, including:
When electric currents pass from one body part to another, your neurological system can sustain severe damage. Being struck by electric currents can also cause you to fall, which can cause head, spine, and neurological damage.
Neurological and nerve injury can lead to memory loss, hearing loss, vision loss, and other long-term problems that can put you out of work.
The heart pumps using electrical pulses. Accordingly, electric shock can mask or disrupt these pulses, causing cardiac arrest or irregular heartbeat rhythm.
Electrical injuries can cause acute kidney injuries that require multiple surgeries, lengthy rehabilitation, and critical care.
Electrical injuries often cause burns. If a high-voltage electric current is involved, the shock can cause severe burns. Electrical accidents can also set your clothes on fire, causing thermal burns.
In both cases, burns can be classified as:
Severe electrical injuries can cause long bone fractures, joint dislocations, cervical spine fractures, and ossification (hardening) of soft tissues.
Electrical injuries that cause significant damage to the skin and deeper issues may result in amputations.
Compartment syndrome is when the burned area begins to swell. The swelling restricts blood flow to the burned area, potentially damaging nearby nerves and muscles. Compartment syndrome typically occurs in the hands, legs, arms, and feet, but can happen wherever there’s an enclosed section of the body.
Electrical injuries and complications can be painful and stressful to treat. As a result, you may develop anxiety, phobias, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Electrical injuries cause around 1,000 deaths annually in the U.S. Of these, around 400 are caused by high-voltage electrocution injuries, and 50 to 300 are caused by lightning.
After a traumatic electrical accident, Crain Brogdon, LLP‘s experienced Dallas electrical accident lawyers can help you get your life back together. Specifically, we will:
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Depending on how you got injured, you may be able to pursue one or more of the following legal options to recover compensation:
The compensation you get depends on the severity of your injuries and your contribution, if any, to the events that caused the accident.
Generally speaking, there are two types of damages you can expect from electrical injury lawsuits: special damages and general damages. Also called economic or consequential damages, special damages compensate you for monetary losses. Common examples include:
Special damages usually have a set dollar value assigned to them, so they are usually easy to calculate. For instance, if you were hurt by a faulty machine and had to undergo medical treatment for burns and kidney damage, you can estimate the cost of this treatment by simply adding up your medical bills.
In contrast, general or non-economic damages compensate you for non-monetary losses. Examples include:
General damages are much more subjective than special damages. As such, they are harder to calculate than special damages.
That’s where Crain Brogdon, LLP‘s experienced Dallas electrocution injury attorneys come in. After analyzing your case, we will collaborate with expert witnesses to convince the judge and jury that you deserve general damages.
It depends on how much you’re at fault.
Texas follows a modified comparative negligence statute that allows partially liable victims to pursue their claims. However, their awards will be reduced according to their percentage of culpability. Unfortunately, victims who are more than 50% at fault will not be able to seek compensation for their losses.
Your lawyer can determine whether you’re partially liable for your injuries and how your claim will be affected based on your liability.
Under Texas law, you only have two years from the accident date to file your claim. Once this time frame expires, you will no longer have the right to file a lawsuit for your accident.
Crain Brogdon, LLP Dallas personal injury lawyers are dedicated to helping clients in Dallas, Tarrant, and Collin counties. Tactful and reputable, our attorneys are widely known for providing top-notch legal and customer service.
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Attorney Rob Crain is a nationally renowned personal injury and electrocution accident lawyer. He graduated from the University of Texas with high honors and obtained his Juris Doctorate from the University of Texas School of Law. Soon after, he started working as a lawyer at a personal injury defense firm. He then opened his own firm and started recruiting a team of personal injury professionals who now form Crain Brogdon, LLP.
Rob is passionate about defending victims’ rights. To date, he has obtained some of the largest personal injury settlements and verdicts in the U.S., including a verdict awarded to parents of a child death and negligence case.
As a respected lawyer, Rob is a member of the Board of Directors of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association. He has also been included in various “Best Lawyers” lists, including:
Additionally, Rob is AV® Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, which means that fellow legal professionals and lawyers have rated him highly for his legal skill and ethical practice.
Besides personal injury, Rob’s areas of practice include:
Attorney Quentin Brogdon boasts over 30 years of experience in the field of personal injury law. He is board certified in civil trial and personal injury advocacy. Like Rob, Quentin has many awards and honors, including:
Quentin has also received an AV® Martindale-Hubbell rating, which means that his peers have rated him highly for his legal expertise, ethical standards, and communication skills.
An electrical accident can change your life forever. Depending on the severity of your injuries, you may no longer be able to work or enjoy life. You may also suffer from PTSD, depression, and anxiety.
Fortunately, Crain Brogdon, LLP’s team of electrical injury lawyers is here to help. Reliable, well-connected, and compassionate, we will help you . . .
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Robert D. Crain is a nationally renowned personal injury attorney who has been included in lists such as U.S. News’ Best Lawyers in America. Additional publications often include Rob on their “Best Lawyers” lists, including Texas Monthly and D Magazine. As a testament to his excellence, he is AV® Rated by Martindale-Hubbell. [ Attorney Bio ]