Nearly everything we use in our daily lives runs on power produced from electricity. Consequently, we are constantly exposed to machinery and technology that is capable of harnessing immense voltages of electricity. While these technologies certainly contribute to our quality of life, the exposure to electrical currents can be extremely dangerous, particularly when they have not been properly insulated. Accidents involving electrocution range from a small tingle in your hand, to severe injuries and even death. Because of the potential severity of such injuries, both we, as part of our everyday routine, and manufacturers of particular products that pose these risks, must stay aware and not put ourselves or others in situations of unnecessary risk. If an injury due to electrocution does occur, it may be wise to contact an expert electrocution attorney at 617-787-3700.
On Saturday, July 1, 2018, a Minnesota resident was pronounced dead after local authorities found him lying stiff next to a power line. Official reports have called it an “industrial accident,” but the police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the man’s death. What officials currently believe happened is that the man was trying to fix a power outage in his neighborhood when he came into contact with an exposed wire.
Tragic situations like these raise interesting questions of liability. To what extent should the city be liable for leaving an exposed wire, if indeed that is what happened? To what extent was the man careless in his efforts, insofar as he could have called an electric professional, or could have seen that the wire was exposed? These are generally questions for a judge or a jury, but they remind us all of the need to be careful, even when performing seemingly trivial tasks.
If you or a loved one has been injured as the result of an electrical accident, you may be entitled to monetary relief. Act now and contact one of our electrocution accident attorneys here at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates to discuss your potential claim. Call our expert personal injury attorneys today at 617-787-3700 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for your free and private consultation. Your needs are our top priority!