Missouri Trial Lawyers Helping People Injured in Electrocution Accidents
A young woman plugs a cord into an improperly wired outlet and is fatally electrocuted. A construction worker on a ladder comes in contact with high-voltage electrical wires and suffers an electrocution. A home appliance is defective and causes electrical shock and serious burns.
While electrocutions are not as common as some other accidents, when they do occur the devastation is immediate. When people are injured or killed as a result of electrocutions, the attorneys of Dollar, Burns & Becker, L.C. are here to help families deal with the legal issues associated with personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits. Contact our Kansas City-based law firm to discuss your case.
When a loved one dies in a sudden accident, we understand that your family is both emotionally distraught and facing financial hardship as you are forced to adjust to the loss of income. In order to help families, we thoroughly analyze the circumstances of accidents and electrocutions in order to determine all possible causes and responsible parties.
Electrocutions Are Virtually Always Avoidable — You Need Answers
For many families who are mourning the loss of a family member, what they want most is answers. They want to know why the accident occurred, why their love one suffered, and who is to blame.
We are here to find the answers for you. Our dedication extends beyond the courtroom, however. We are dedicated to promoting accountability and the improvement of safety standards. It is our hope that electrocutions, construction accidents and industrial accidents can be entirely prevented so that other families do not have to face this loss and grief.
Causes of and Responsibility for Electrocutions
When people are hurt or killed in workplace accidents, their employers are typically shielded by the workers' compensation system from personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits. However, if an outside party is responsible in any way for the accident, that party can be held liable.
Examples of when a third party may have some responsibility for electrocutions include:
- Construction contractors, electrical contractors, power companies and electricians may be responsible for faulty wiring in a home or for high-voltage power lines hanging too low.
- Manufacturers, distributors and retailers are liable when defective products cause burns, electric shock or other injuries.
- When multiple contractors are involved in a construction project, a company other than your employer may be held responsible for negligence that contributed to your injuries.
Dollar, Burns & Becker can help you pursue personal injury or wrongful death compensation for lost income, medical expenses, funeral expenses, loss of companionship, and other damages. Full and fair compensation can provide your family with the financial security that you need during this difficult time and into the future. Contact us for a free initial consultation.