When you or a loved one has suffered a hotel pool electrocution, you and your family may be able to recover pain and suffering compensation. If a loved one has lost his or life, then you may be able to recover wrongful death damages. An experienced electrocution lawyer can help protect your legal rights.
What is a hotel pool electrocution?
This occurs when someone in the pool comes into contact with electrified water or a source of electricity such as an appliance or pool equipment with faulty wiring. The results include death or a serious, life-altering – but non-fatal – electric shock injury.
Pain and suffering compensation
If you or a loved one has suffered an electric shock injury as a result of a hotel pool electrocution, then you or your loved one may be able to recover pain and suffering compensation from any responsible party.
Wrongful death damages
If you and your family have lost a loved one as a result of a tragedy such as this, you may be able to recover wrongful death damages from any responsible party for your loved one’s pain and suffering, for your family’s loss of society and companionship and for funeral expenses.
Who can held responsible for a hotel pool electrocution?
The parties who may be responsible for pain and suffering compensation or wrongful death damages include: (1) the hotel; (2) the pool maintenance company; (3) the installer; (4) the equipment manufacturer; (5) the electrician who worked on the pool; and (6) the pool inspector.
Compensation after a hotel pool electrocution
The amount of compensation for pain and suffering or wrongful death that you and your family may be able to from a lawsuit will depend on the following factors: (1) the injuries suffered; (2) whether a loved one was killed; (3) present and future medical needs; (4) disability from working; (5) pre-electrocution income; and (6) the experience, reputation and track record of your electrocution attorney.
Your choice of lawyer is particularly important because it can have a significant impact on the amount of compensation you are able to recover.
The most important factor is experience. The vast majority of personal injury lawyers have never handled a hotel pool electrocution lawsuit – let alone any type of electricity case at all. Insurance companies and defense firms will know this, and as these cases are known to be very complex and expert-intensive, it will cause them to lower substantially the reserve of what they believe the case will be worth to settle based on the inexperience of the lawyer representing the estate.
Insurance companies for hotels keep track of which attorneys go to trial, which ones don’t, and especially which ones “settle cases short.”
The bottom line is that attorneys who have proven trial results for electric shock lawsuits and electrocution cases and are known for being willing to go to trial can settle these types of cases for more money and often much faster than a lawyer who has never handled such a case, let alone taken a case to trial.
What is the statute of limitations for a lawsuit?
The statute of limitations for a lawsuit will be determined by the law of the state in which the shock occurred and, thus, where a resulting personal injury and/or wrongful death lawsuit will be filed. Your electrical injury attorney will help you meet the necessary filing deadlines.
Get help from an experienced electric shock lawyer
If you or someone you love is a victim of serious personal injury or death caused by electricity, you can call and speak with Jeff Feldman, arguably the nation’s most experienced electric shock accident attorney. Jeff has litigated cases involving hotel pool electrocution, low hanging power lines and against utility companies in multiple states and consults with lawyers throughout the country on electric shock injury and wrongful death cases involving electricity. You can call Jeff toll free at (800) 548-0043 for a free consultation.