Electrocution Wrongful Death Lawsuit
Electricity surrounds us in our homes‚ at work‚ and on the street. It heats and cools our buildings‚ powers trains and automobiles‚ and lights our homes and cities. But‚ there’s a darker side to electricity: its ability to severely injure‚ burn‚ and even kill us. If you have lost a loved one due to electrocution‚ you may be able to pursue compensation for damages in a wrongful death lawsuit. To ensure that you get a settlement worthy of you and your family’s loss‚ you will need the representation of a compassionate San Diego wrongful death attorney.
Jurewitz Law Group | Injury & Accident Lawyers has been successfully representing San Diego injury victims and their families for over 15 years. Call us today to schedule a free consultation. We can be reached at (888) 233-5020.
Common Causes of Electrocution Accidents
People of all ages‚ especially small children‚ are vulnerable to electrocution. The following are some of the more common causes of electrocution accidents:
- Contact with overhead power lines
- Contact with underground power lines
- Contact with exposed parts of electrical appliances
- Faulty wiring
- Faulty products
- Attempting electrical work without turning the power off
- Ungrounded electrical devices
For children‚ the common causes of electrical accidents are biting or chewing on electrical cords‚ and inserting objects into electrical outlets.
Electrocution Accidents at Work
Laborers‚ construction workers‚ and electrical workers make up the majority of electrocutions in the United States. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) found that the most common cause of construction site injuries was contact with overhead or underground electrical lines. This occurred more often than the other leading causes of construction site accident injuries‚ including falls‚ being hit by falling tools or construction materials‚ and being hit by vehicles. OSHA also estimates about 350 electrical-related fatalities each year in the work place.
Compensation for Damages in an Electrocution Wrongful Death Claim
While no amount of money can bring back a loved one‚ their surviving family members may be able to pursue compensation for any of the following damages:
- Medical bills
- Pain and suffering of the deceased before they died
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Loss of future income
- Loss of future benefits (such as medical benefits and retirement benefits)
- Mental anguish and emotional duress
- Loss of love‚ affection‚ companionship‚ guidance‚ marital consortium‚ etc.
- Loss of household duties the deceased performed (such as childcare‚ vehicle maintenance‚ property maintenance‚ chores‚ etc.)
- Punitive damages
Your first step in filing a successful wrongful death claim is to hire an experienced wrongful death legal team. Your San Diego fatal accident attorney will thoroughly investigate your loved one’s fatal accident and discover all negligent parties involved. This could be a property owner‚ an employer‚ a product manufacturer‚ a contractor‚ etc.
Contact Our San Diego Fatal Electrocution Accident Attorneys Today
Jurewitz Law Group | Injury & Accident Lawyers has passionately represented San Diego area injury victims and their families for well over a decade. Call us for a free‚ comprehensive consultation at (888) 233-5020.