Las Vegas Personal Injury Lawyer Zachary D. Clayton Describes Electrocution Accidents
Suffering an electric shock can cause debilitating, permanent bodily injuries to the victim, and that is if you are fortunate enough to survive. In many instances, someone who is electrocuted winds up losing their life.
Common Causes of Electrical Shock Accidents
Below is a general overview of some of the most common causes of serious electrocution injuries:
- Inserting an object into an electrical outlet;
- Old wiring;
- Electric appliances coming into contact with water;
- Loose connectors;
- Wiring not up to current code;
- Cutting through walls into electrical wires;
- Downed power lines after a storm;
- Fallen power lines in water;
- Bypassing electrical safety features; and
- Improper grounding.
Examples of Electrocution Injuries in Las Vegas
When electricity comes into contact with the body, it can cause the following types of bodily injuries:
- Nerve damage;
- Thermal burns;
- Injuries from falling after an electric shock;
- Brain damage;
- Cardiac arrest;
- Muscle and tissue damage;
- Loss of consciousness; or
- Loss of life
Filing a Civil Lawsuit after an Accident Causing an Electrocution Injury in Nevada
If you or a loved one was seriously harmed in an electrical shock accident caused by the careless or reckless actions (or inaction) of another individual or company, you may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit to pursue financial restitution for your harms and losses.
You may be able to pursue the following types of recoverable economic and non-economic damage after an electrocution injury accident:
- Medical expenses,
- Lost wages from missed work,
- Future loss of earnings,
- Pain and suffering, and
- Any other related losses and expenses.
If a family member was killed in an electrocution accident, certain surviving family members may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit. A wrongful death lawsuit will allow the family to be compensated for their loss and is also a way to hold the person responsible for the accident liable for their actions.
Holding a Property Owner Accountable Through a Premises Liability Claim
If you suffered an electric shock injury while on someone else’s property, the owner of that property may be liable for your harms and losses, especially if they were aware of the faulty wiring or other issue on their property.
Under Nevada premises liability law, a property owner has a duty of care to maintain their property and warn others about any dangerous conditions.
Cost of Retaining the Services of an Experienced Electrocution Injury Lawyer in Las Vegas
Many people assume that they will have to pay a massive retainer fee or hourly fee in order to benefit from the services of a legal counsel. This is not so when it comes to hiring a personal injury lawyer. In fact, the cost to hire an electrocution injury attorney in Las Vegas is nothing.
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That’s right – zero dollars upfront. This is because in most injury civil actions (including a civil action based upon an electrocution injury) your attorney Zachary D. Clayton will work on a contingency fee basis. This type of legal arrangement enables you to hire an experienced Las Vegas personal injury lawyer without having to pay anything out of your own pocket upfront.
In a contingency fee arrangement, the lawyer’s fees will be deducted from the outcome, whether it be a settlement or jury verdict. The exact contingent fee percentage will typically vary based on the type of case and when it gets resolved.
Be Cognizant of the Statute of Limitations
If you are seriously injured, including an electrocution injury, in an accident, you do not have an unlimited amount of time to take legal action. In fact, the clock begins to run on your legal right to pursue financial restitution from the date the accident occurred. This is due to the “statute of limitations” which are set forth by the Nevada Legislature.
In Nevada, you typically have two years to file a civil action to pursue financial restitution for your electrocution injury. Failing to file a lawsuit within two years could result in your legal rights vanishing and any attempt to file a civil action could be dismissed by a judge.
Why You Should Hire a Las Vegas Electrocution Injury Attorney
There are many benefits of having an experienced attorney on your side. One of the major benefits is that you will have a team of dedicated and skilled attorneys with deep roots in the Las Vegas community who will work tirelessly on your case. Your lawyer also has access to a team of skilled investigators, paralegals, economists, experts, etc. to make sure that your case gets the attention it rightly deserves. From reviewing medical evidence to interviewing witnesses to negotiating with insurance adjusters — we will fight to get you the financial restitution you deserve when you need it.
Schedule a Free, Confidential Case Review with LV Personal Injury Lawyers So We Can Get to Work for You
Contact the experienced, aggressive and skilled Las Vegas personal injury attorneys with our firm today to schedule a free, confidential case evaluation. During the evaluation, you will get to speak with an attorney about what happened, who was involved in the accident, and your objectives for the outcome of your case.
If it makes sense to move forward, we can reach an agreement and will then work tirelessly on your behalf. To schedule your free case evaluation, call us or contact us online.