Electrocution Accidents in Tennessee | What You Should Know

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If you or a loved one sustained injuries from an electrical accident, please read on, then contact an experienced Memphis personal injury lawyer to learn what you should know about electrocution accidents in Tennessee.

How damaging can Tennessee electrocution accidents be?

These types of injuries can lead to debilitating, lifelong injuries to every part of your body, particularly your internal organs. Often a permanent impairment to your quality of life, they cause irreparable damage to the following:

  • Skin
  • Nervous system
  • Hearing
  • Vision

Additionally, contact with an electrical current may lead to the following conditions:

  • Seizures
  • Heart attacks
  • Paralysis
  • Death

How do most Tennessee electrocution accidents occur?

As the most populous county of the Volunteer State, Shelby County hosts more than its fair share of electrical accidents. Accidents can occur with new construction, renovations or even just plain negligence, stemming from the following sources:

  • Improperly discarded extension cords
  • Exposed wires
  • Fallen telephone lines
  • Electrical outlets placed in unsafe locations
  • Shorts in electrical appliances due to manufacturing defects
  • Faulty wiring in hot tubs and pools
  • Commercial equipment malfunctioning

Those who have been electrocuted or their loved ones should reach out to our firm to discuss the specifics of their case and how our firm can best serve them and their needs.

How can our firm help you?

Our legal team has extensive experience fighting for, and receiving, the following forms of compensation on our clients’ behalfs:

  • Medical bills and expenses: Electrocution accident victims often have to undergo extensive treatment, surgeries and rehabilitation, much of which insurance will not cover. Favorable verdicts could pay for past and future medical treatments.
  • Missed wages (both past and future): Many victims will be unable to work because of the injuries they sustained, resulting in lost wages and loss of benefits.
  • Pain and suffering: This form of compensation takes into account the emotional trauma and long-term pain you will have to endure as a result of your injuries. It can be partially quantified by looking at the costs of therapy, the duration of suffering and more.
  • Wrongful death: If a loved one died from electrocution, their family can file a claim on behalf of the deceased. Compensation can include funerary expenses, lost wages and loss of consortium.

Please do not hesitate to call us, because we can get started today.

Contact Our Experienced Memphis Firm

No one should ever have to recover from a serious injury or deal with a pressing criminal matter on their own. We pride ourselves in assisting clients facing a wide range of legal issues throughout Memphis, Tennessee, and we are ready to help you, too. If you need assistance with a personal injury, criminal, or business litigation matter, you can turn to us. Contact Ballin, Ballin & Fishman, P.C. today to schedule your free initial consultation with our experienced legal team. 

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