The Occupational Safety and Health Administration outlines its expectations of electricians and each building’s electrical networks. Businesses that neglect these networks and electricians who fail to do their jobs violate the duty of care owed to electrocution accident victims with their negligence.
That said, victims of electrocution accidents have the right to take legal action against the parties responsible for their well-being. If you or someone you know has recently been electrocuted, you can meet with Long Beach electrocution attorneys to discuss how you might initiate a legal case against the party liable for your losses.
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What Causes an Electrocution Accident?
Electrocution accidents can take place anywhere. If you were on an unprotected worksite, you might stumble into an area with improperly-grounded wires or dangerously stripped power lines. Construction crews that fail to adequately repair power lines along the road also put you in harm’s way.
Product failures, from an outlet protector to home goods without proper wiring, can also electrocute you. Those electrocutions can result in temporarily inconvenient injuries at their best and lifelong injuries at their worst.
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When Should You Call on an Electrocution Lawyer?
It’s in your best interest to call an electrocution lawyer in Long Beach as soon as you can after an accident. That said, prioritize working with first responders and seeking out medical attention. You have until your case’s statute of limitation expires to take legal action against the party you believe to be liable for your accident.
What is New York’s personal injury statute of limitations? The statute outlines how long you have to file a complaint after a physically and economically-impactful accident. New York Civil Practice Law & Rules section 214 states that you have up to three years to file your claim.
That said, the statute of limitations for your case is set in stone. Barring a few exceptions, you cannot file a personal injury claim after your case’s statute of limitations expires.
Do You Need to Work With an Electrocution Lawyer?
You have the right to represent your own best interests in civil court should you move forward with an electrocution lawsuit. You do not, in other words, have to work with a lawyer. That doesn’t mean that representing yourself is in your best interest. Unless you have extensive legal training, you may find that a liable party can talk you out of your right to action.
When you work with an attorney, you can count on their expertise in the field to guide you through the legal process. Our electrocution lawyers in Long Beach can make it as easy as possible for you to investigate your losses and outline your desired damages without compromising your right to recovery.
That said, you don’t have to commit to a course of legal action immediately after an electrocution accident. You can meet with Morelli Law Firm’s attorneys for a free case evaluation. We can tell you about our services and courtroom services, at which point you can decide whether or not you want to move your case forward.
Fortunately, Morelli Law Firm prioritizes your right to a stress-free legal experience. That’s why the team works on contingency. If you work with Morelli Law Firm, you will not receive a bill for legal services unless we win your case. You can learn more about our contingency fee agreements during a consultation with our experienced staff.
Who do You Hold Liable for an Electrocution Accident?
Your right to hold certain parties liable after an electrocution accident depends on what evidence of fault you can find. You must have the means to prove another party’s negligence to bring that party to civil court. With that in mind, you can work with an attorney to investigate the accident scene and bring forward the data that best tells the story of your accident.
That evidence can include:
- Footage of damaged wires, fuse boxes, or unsafe working environments
- Statements from bystanders who witnessed your accident
- Statements from emergency responders and other expert witnesses
- An electrician’s assessment of the accident scene
- Records of your losses
- Statements describing a building’s last round of electrical upkeep
We can help you determine which forms of evidence are most relevant to your case, how you can gather them, and how to frame their analysis to better suit your fight for compensation.
Can Electrocution Lawsuits Help You Financially Recover from an Accident?
If you’re injured in an electrocution accident, you can turn to your insurance provider for help contending with some, but rarely all, of your recovery-related expenses. Unfortunately, your insurer may deny your claim or fail to provide you with the compensation you need to get your life back on track.
In these cases, you can count on an electrocution lawsuit to help you financially recover from your accident. When you file a personal injury claim with Long Beach’s civil courts, you can outline what evidence you have establishing your right to economic and non-economic damages. Those damages can include the following:
- Emergency medical care
- Long-term medical treatment
- Lost wages or opportunities for employment
- Property restoration or replacement, if applicable
- Emotional distress
- Pain and suffering
Fatal electrocution accidents may entitle the deceased’s family members to compensation for that loved one’s suffering as well as their funeral expenses. You can discuss the total value of an electrocution lawsuit with Morelli Law Firm’s Long Beach, NY, electrocution attorneys.
Morelli Law Firm’s Electrocution Lawyers Argue for Your Right to Support
Electrocution accidents can leave you, or an injured loved one, with lifelong disabilities or losses. In some cases, these accidents may even prove fatal. You don’t have to resign yourself to living with the aftermath of these accidents without justice. Long Beach, NY, electrocution lawyers can guide you through the process of bringing your losses to a judge’s attention.
Are you ready to file a personal injury claim? Let Morelli Law Firm represent your best interests. You can request a case evaluation with one of our electrocution attorneys today. These consultations come free of charge and do not obligate you to go to court or even file a claim. Let’s discuss the rights afforded to you by New York’s civil courts today.