Electrocution Accidents | Injuries

J.P. Gonzalez-Sirgo
Founder of J.P. Gonzalez-Sirgo, P.A.

Electrocution is defined as death by electric shock.  Statistics show that nearly 500 electrocutions occur on a yearly basis. The majority of these electrocutions are work or occupational related.  Electrocution caused by consumer products or large household appliances make up most of the difference.  In addition, thousands of persons suffer serious injuries because of contact with electricity on a yearly basis. 

Often times, electric shock injuries and electrocution deaths occur because of the negligence of electric companies.  Unfortunately, electric companies allow their overhead power lines to sag or fall to unsafe levels.  Even after a wind storm, electric companies have the duty to repair any downed or sagging power lines.  They must due this within a reasonable period of time.  Electric utility companies have been held responsible for failing to keep their utility power lines at safe heights, away from your house and the general public.

Death by electrocution or injuries by electric shock are usually caused by:

  • Overhead Power Lines
  • Downed Power Lines
  • Hidden Power Lines
  • Faulty Circuit Breakers
  • Defective Electrical Outlets
  • Not Shutting Down Power While Making Electric Repairs
  • Defective Consumer Products
  • Defective Electrical Wiring
  • Exposed Electrical Wiring
  • Damaged Electrical Wiring
  • Hidden Electrical Wiring
  • Household Appliances
  • Inadequate Grounding
  • Negligent Electrician
  • Negligent Electrical Contractor
  • Unlicensed Electrician
  • Unlicensed Electrical Contractor
  • Electrical Transformer
  • Negligent Property Owner
  • Negligent Contractor
  • Negligent Developer
  • Negligent Power Company
  • Negligent Electric Company
  • Negligent Product Manufacturer

Common injuries sustained due to an electrocution accident can include:

  • Psychological
  • Skin Burns
  • Deep Burns
  • Internal Burns
  • Tissue Damage
  • Ventricular Fibrillation
  • Heart Arrhythmia
  • Heart Damage
  • Blood Circulation Issues
  • Organ Damage
  • Neurological Effects
  • Neuropathy
  • Shock
  • Wrongful Death

You can reach Miami Personal Injury J.P. Gonzalez-Sirgo by dialing his direct number at (786) 272-5841, calling the main office at (305) 461-1095, or Toll Free at 1 (866) 71-CLAIM or email Attorney Gonzalez-Sirgo directly at [email protected].

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