Electrical burn injuries can affect you for the rest of your life, whether it be a permanent scar or costly medical payments. But how do electrical burns happen, and how can a lawyer help?
Our attorneys at the Buzbee Law Firm explain the science behind electrical burns and what they can do for you if you’ve suffered a burn from electricity. Our attorneys are passionate about helping clients get the compensation they qualify for.
How Electricity Can Result in a Burn
The power that electricity has and the body’s ability to act as a conductor of electricity make for the perfect situation for an electrical burn to occur. When an electric current meets skin, it travels through and can damage internal organs, and the level of severity may not be visible on the skin.
If you are wearing a material like rubber, the electricity may not be able to burn you as severely because it is an insulator, which stops the flow of electricity. But if it’s direct skin contact with electricity, the current can travel through and damage the first few layers of skin, which often results in a burn.
The severity of the electrical burn depends on the voltage amount and the amount of time the current had contact with your skin. After sustaining an electrical burn, you should go to the doctor to get any injuries treated and then look into hiring a lawyer.
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The Most Common Causes of Electrical Burns
Some of the most common causes of electrical burns can occur in everyday life. One of the most common instances of electrical burns is by touching exposed wires of appliances. Whether it be due to a technician’s negligence or trying to fix an appliance yourself, you can sustain severe electrical burns from touching wires that have an electrical current running through them.
Another way you can suffer an electrical burn is by being shocked by a stun gun. The most common scenario that this occurs in is police stops. Police have a duty to protect the community, but when they engage in acts such as police brutality by using a stun gun, they can sustain an electrical burn.
If a police officer shoots you with a stun gun without reason, an electrical burn attorney may be able to help hold the officer accountable. Another common cause of electrical burns is defective products. When you order a product, you expect it to be safe, but if you get shocked and get burned, it’s time to hold the manufacturer accountable.
How an Electrical Burn Injury Attorney Can Help
When you get an electrical burn due to someone else’s negligence, you have the right to seek compensation. If you have suffered a burn, our team of electrical burn attorneys can help you with a number of things that can help you get closer to getting compensation if you qualify. Some of the things we can do for you are:
Free Case Consultation
One of the first steps you can take after you’ve received medical attention is to determine if you have an electrical burn case. One way to do this is to meet with an electrical burn injury attorney that can tell you if you have a case and what damages your injuries qualify you for. During your consultation, you can ask any questions you have and learn about your compensation options.
It’s important to talk to an attorney as soon as you can after your accident, so you don’t lose any time to build your case if you have one. The longer you wait, the less time you may have to qualify for compensation.
Identify Negligent Parties
In an electrical burn accident, there can be multiple parties that are responsible for your injuries. An electrical burn attorney can gather all the relevant evidence that demonstrates the parties’ negligence. We can gather evidence like photos of your injuries, medical records, and contact information of the negligent parties if it’s relevant to your case.
Even if the party wasn’t physically present when the accident occurred, like the manufacturer, one of our electrical burn injury attorneys can prove their negligence. We’ve held countless negligent parties accountable with strong evidence, so we have what it takes.
Represent You in Court
If filing a claim and settling out of court isn’t right for your case, our team of lawyers can take your case to court. As trial lawyers, we know how to defend you in front of a judge and jury under the intense pressure that comes with any court case.
We can fight for you on the stand and do everything we can to get you compensation. We’re here to represent you and your interests, so you can recover from your injuries.
Contact the Buzbee Law Firm to Learn More About Electrical Burns
If you’ve suffered an electrical burn, our attorneys at the Buzbee Law Firm can help you decide the best course of action. We can answer any questions you have in a free case consultation.
To learn more about electrical burns and how a lawyer can help you, you can get in touch with our team by calling us or filling out our contact form on our website.