Miami Electrocution Accident Lawyers
Seeking Fair Compensation for Electrical Injuries & Deaths
Electrocution accidents are extremely serious incidents that often lead to catastrophic injury and death. Sadly, these accidents are often entirely avoidable and occur only because someone else—whether another person, an employer, or even a product manufacturer—acted negligently or wrongfully.
If you were injured or if someone you love tragically passed away due to an electrical accident, turn to the compassionate and experienced legal team at Amanda Demanda Law Group. We represent victims of all types of electrocution accidents throughout South Florida, including the surviving family members of fatal electrical accident victims. We understand the immense challenges you are facing, as well as the many difficulties that lay ahead—and we know how to help you fight for the full, fair compensation you and your family are owed.
How Electrocution Accidents Happen
Electrocution occurs when any part of the body comes into contact with electricity. This causes an electrical pulse to move through the body, leading to an array of injuries, such as nerve damage, electrical burns, and shock to various organs, including the heart.
Most instances of electrocution occur when an individual accidentally touches or otherwise comes into contact with a source that conducts electricity.
Such materials include:
- Electrical wires
- Power lines
- Electrically charged water
Electrical currents are categorized according to voltage, or the degree of electricity. The higher the voltage, the greater the damage and the more likely the risk of permanent injury or death.
Who Is Most at Risk of Electrocution?
Statistically, people who work with or around electricity are at the greatest risk of being injured or killed in electrical accidents.
This includes the following types of workers:
- Power line workers
- Construction workers
- Contractors and subcontractors
- Telecommunications workers
- Industrial workers
- Maintenance workers
- Heating and air conditioning installers and repair technicians
- Employees who work with electrical machinery
However, anyone who comes into contact with live electrical currents can be electrocuted. Children are also at risk, as they may not understand the dangers of touching electrical outlets, wires, and other electricity conductors.
If you were injured in a workplace accident, you could be entitled to workers’ compensation in addition to or in place of filing a personal injury claim. At Amanda Demanda Law Group, we can help you identify all possible sources of compensation and pursue the maximum amount you are entitled to receive following an electrical accident or injury.
How Electrocution Affects the Body
Electrocution has severe, far-ranging effects on the body. When the incident involves an electrical current with high voltage, the risk of death increases significantly.
Depending on various factors, including the amount of voltage, electrocution can lead to:
- Skin damage
- Nerve damage
- Damage to internal organs
- Impaired function of bodily systems
- Cognitive impairment
- Memory problems
- Abnormal heart contractions
- Heart attack
These and other complications can have lasting, life-changing effects. Victims often require immediate medical attention and ongoing care. Some will suffer permanent impairment, causing them to become unable to return to work or earn a living for themselves or their families. In some cases, victims may even struggle to care for themselves and may require in-home assistance.
At Amanda Demanda Law Group, we help victims of electrical accidents fight for fair compensation for their damages. This includes financial restitution for medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, lost earning ability, and more. Our goal is to maximize the value of your claim so that you can begin to heal and move forward with your life.
How an Electrocution Accident Attorney Can Help
After an electrocution accident, it can be exceedingly difficult to move forward with your life. At Amanda Demanda Law Group, we want to help you and your family heal by fighting for the justice you deserve.
Our legal team has extensive experience and access to invaluable resources. We are known for our aggressive approach to negotiating, litigating, and trying complex personal injury cases, and we are always willing to represent our clients in court whenever necessary. We are here to guide you through the legal process and provide the compassionate, personalized support you need every step of the way.
In Florida, you only have four years to bring a personal injury lawsuit in court and just two years to file a wrongful death claim. We encourage you to act immediately so that you do not miss your opportunity to pursue fair compensation for your damages.