An electrocution injury can cause debilitating injuries to every part of your body, especially internal organs. These types of injuries can permanently impair your quality of life because victims experience irreparable damage to the skin, nervous system, hearing, vision and more. Contact with an electrical current may also lead to seizures, heart attacks, paralysis and/or death. If you or a loved one has sustained injuries through an electrocution accident, please read on, then contact one of our experienced Orlando, Florida personal injury attorneys to learn what you should know and how our firm can help you.
What are the most common causes of electrocution accidents in Florida?
Florida is the third-most populous state in the United States. Whether it is new construction, renovation or negligence, our area hosts more than its fair share of electrical accidents. The most common causes are as follows:
- Improperly discarded extension cords
- Exposed wires
- Fallen telephone lines
- Electrical outlets placed in unsafe locations
- Shorts in electrical appliances due to manufacturing defects
- Faulty wiring in hot tubs and pools
- Commercial equipment malfunctioning
Regardless of how you sustained electrical injuries, you should reach out to our Orlando personal injury team today, to discuss the particulars of your case and how you might receive the compensation you deserve.
What compensation may you pursue after electrocution accidents in Florida?
Should you and your seasoned legal representative prove your case, you may be entitled to any or all of the following economic or non-economic damages:
- Medical bills and expenses: Electrocution accident victims often have to undergo extensive treatment, surgeries and rehabilitation, much of which insurance will not cover. Favorable verdicts could pay for past and future medical treatments.
- Missed wages (both past and future): Many victims will be unable to work because of the injuries they sustained, resulting in lost wages and loss of benefits.
- Pain and suffering: This form of compensation takes into account the emotional trauma and long-term pain you will have to endure as a result of your injuries. It can be partially quantified by looking at the costs of therapy, the duration of suffering and more.
- Wrongful death: If a loved one died from electrocution, their family can file a claim on behalf of the deceased. Compensation can include funerary expenses, lost wages and loss of consortium.
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Contact our experienced Orlando firm
Our firm understands the repercussions of a serious accident. If you are injured due to another party’s negligence, you should not have to fight the uphill battle for financial compensation on your own. When you hire one of our attorneys, you are hiring a devoted, caring, and aggressive attorney who will tenaciously fight for your rights. If you or someone you know was injured in an accident and wishes to schedule a consultation, please do not hesitate to contact Attorney Schmitt of the Florida Personal Injury Law Team today.