Category Archives: Electrocution

Downed Power Line On Car: Here’s What To Know

Follow these important safety tips if there is a downed power line on your car. First, always treat the wire as if it is live and extremely dangerous. Second, remain inside your vehicle until utility workers have assured you it is safe to exit. Third, if you must evacuate your vehicle, follow the leap and […]

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Why Aren’t Power Lines Underground: Here’s What To Know

Cost not safety or continuity of electrical service is the reason that power lines are not underground in the U.S. Burying them below ground would eliminate the electrocution danger created by downed power wires and prevent or minimize outages during storms. In the U.S., power lines are not underground primarily because of cost and utilities […]

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Construction Worker Electrocuted: Do I Have A Lawsuit?

When a construction worker has been electrocuted, there will likely be multiple sources of legal recovery, including a claim to recover Workers’ Compensation benefits and in many cases a lawsuit for injuries or death, pain and suffering compensation and economic losses for an electric shock injury claim, or wrongful death lawsuit if a life has […]

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Sagging Power Line To House: What You Need To Know

If you or a loved one has been electrocuted by a sagging power line to your house, then you may file an electric shock claim for pain and suffering compensation as well as other economic damages from the utility company that owns the overhead cable. If someone has lost a life, then a wrongful death […]

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What To Do When Someone Is Being Electrocuted

The first thing to do when someone is being electrocuted is to turn off the power, if possible. Next, call 9-1-1 immediately. Do not attempt to help someone or even approach someone suffering from an electrocution until the person is no longer in contact with the electrical source or the electricity is safely turned off. […]

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Hotel Pool Electrocution: Do I Have A Case?

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 […]

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Pool Electrocution Prevention With This Safety Device

GFCIs or ground-fault circuit-interrupters are the best safety device for pool electrocution prevention. When they detect that electrical current is being released into the water, the GFCI will shut off the circuit and, thus, the electrical current in less than 1/30 of a second to prevent anybody from being electrocuted. What does a GFCI do? […]

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Pool Pump Electrocution: What You Need To Know

A pool pump electrocution can cause serious injury and even death. It occurs when swimmers come into contact with electrical current that has been released into the water by faulty wiring or defective equipment. Victims may be entitled to recover pain and suffering compensation or wrongful death damages. What happens when a pool pump electrocution […]

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Can You Get Electrocuted By A Pool Light: Here’s What To Know

You can get electrocuted by a pool light in a swimming pool. It can cause serious injury and even death. An experienced electrocution lawyer can help victims and families recover the pain and suffering compensation or wrongful death damages they are entitled to under the law. How can you get electrocuted by a pool light? […]

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Swimming Pool Electrocution Law: What You Need To Know

A swimming pool electrocution can result in serious injury or death. An experienced lawyer can help victims and families recover the pain and suffering compensation or wrongful death damages they are entitled to under the law. There are important safety steps that can swimmers, parents, homeowners, and pool owners can take to prevent these accidents […]

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