Hundreds of avoidable electrical accidents happen each year, many resulting in catastrophic injuries and sometimes wrongful death. These electrical accidents are often the result of negligence by a person or entity that has a duty of care to the public; perhaps a repairman or sub-contractor who has failed to comply with applicable standards, or a power company that fails to fix a damaged power line, even an appliance manufacturer who uses sub-standard parts.
Whether burned through exposure to electricity or in an electrical fire, if you or someone in your family has suffered a severe electrical injury or died as a result of possible negligence by a third party, you should contact an experienced Phoenix electrical accident attorney.
What is an electrical burn?
An electrical burn occurs when electricity jumps from a wire, outlet, or appliance and passes through the body. The exposure to the electrical current results in burns to the skin and can cause significant internal damage, including arrhythmia and cardiac arrest.
However the internal injuries don’t always present immediate symptoms. You may think that the visible electrical burns, most likely on your hands, are the only damage, but they are just the entry and exit points of the electrical current.
Sometimes a fairly mild electric shock can cause a more serious secondary incident like a bad fall that in turn could lead to a brain or spinal cord injury. Seizures, brain hemorrhages, memory loss, personality changes, even insomnia can result from electrocution. Always get properly checked out by a medical professional after suffering an electrical burn.
Electrical accidents are all too common
Over the course of his career, Matt Cunningham of Cunningham Law in Phoenix has handled numerous electrical burn injury cases and has developed expertise in this area. Matt recently settled a case for a 26-year-old husband and wife in Phoenix who suffered burn injuries in their home as a result of a defective stereo amplifier. After formal mediation, the case was settled for $600,000.
In a terrible incident in Tucson, Arizona, Cunningham Law handled a wrongful death case for a family who lost their 8 year old son. He was playing at a city baseball park when he was electrocuted as a result of an exposed cable within a buried electrical box. The damages will never make up for their loss, but we settled with the City of Tucson for $1,750,000.00, while the terms of the settlement with a defendant contractor are confidential.
Call a Phoenix electrical burn lawyer
Matt and our electrical burn case team work on a contingency fee basis; if we don’t win your case, you don’t owe us any fees. We handle electrical cases throughout the metro Phoenix area and across all of Arizona including Maricopa County, Yuma County, Phoenix, Mesa, Chandler, Glendale, Scottsdale, Tempe, Casa Grande, Tucson, Flagstaff, Prescott, Peoria and Yuma.