Electric Shock & Electrocution Injury Lawyer
What is an electric shock?
Electric Shock or Electrocution can be defined as conduction of electrical current through a person’s body causing injury or death. The shock can cause injuries ranging from burns to internal organ damage. Electric shocks also lead to about 1,000 deaths each year in the United States.
Why do I need a personal injury lawyer?
What makes diffuse electrical injury (DEI) cases so difficult is that this type of injury is not well understood in the medical field. Patients experiencing long-term pain may be dismissed or misdiagnosed by doctors who don’t recognize the symptoms of diffuse electrical injury.
If you or a loved one have been injured in Texas fill out a claim review form or call us at 1-800-ACCIDENT today to get a free review and find out how The Marye Law Firm P.C. can help you resolve your electrical injury case.
The reality is that you don’t have to encounter high voltage power to suffer serious injury from a shock. The human body is an effective electricity conductor, which means that any direct contact with an electric current can be dangerous.
Common Electrocution Injury Causes
Exposed electric cords and outlets – particularly hazardous to young children
Accidental exposure to power lines
Accidental contact with voltage through a household appliance – such as sticking a fork in a toaster to retrieve food
Drilling into power lines
Defective appliances, machines, or equipment
Exposed or dangerous wiring
Overheated light fixtures
Unattended electric heaters and hot plates
Some Types of Damages Awarded:
- Heart attack
- Muscle, nerve, and tissue damage
- Organ damage
- Thermal burns
- Mental impairment
How is an electric shock injury determined?
Factors that determine an injury’s severity include the voltage, amount of current, type of current, the body’s resistance and duration of contact – and the path the electric current takes through the body.
Scientists used to believe that electric current followed a set path depending upon the point of entry into the body, but recent research suggests that electric currents may not travel in a straight line – and in fact, a low voltage shock in one location may result in long-term damage throughout the body. Some shock victims experience what is known as a diffuse electrical injury (DEI), in which a short-duration low voltage shock causes pain that seems out of proportion to the shock. These painful symptoms may occur in locations far removed from the contact with the electric current – and they may continue for months and even years.
If you’ve suffered from an electric shock or have an electrocution injury in the state of Texas, you need a law firm with the experience to take on tough cases, and the client dedication to ensure your rights and interests come first. Start your free claim review now.
Meet Your Lawyer
Eric H. Marye, a Dallas native, graduated from The University of Texas Law School in 1998. After returning to Dallas, Eric opened The Marye Law Firm P.C. in 1999 to represent the people of Dallas, and the surrounding areas, with their serious injury cases including electrical shocks or electrocution. You only have one chance to hire the right lawyer, so get a FREE claim review from Eric Marye today and let him help you.