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Panama City Electrocution Accident Lawyer

Representing Clients in Panama City, FL

Electrocution injuries can be life-altering. When you or someone you love is injured in an electrical accident, you may be left with severe burns and other catastrophic injuries that require extensive medical treatment and ongoing care. Electrocution injuries can also lead to permanent disabilities and disfigurement, as well as emotional and psychological trauma.

At Perry & Young, we understand the immense challenges you are facing, both now and in the future. Our Panama City electrocution injury attorneys can help you fight for the maximum compensation you are owed for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.

We have a proven track record of success in even the most complex personal injury cases. Get in touch with us today for a free consultation.

Common Types of Electrocution Accidents

Electrocution injuries can occur in a variety of ways, including in the workplace, in the home, and even in public places. When these injuries result from the negligent, careless, or wrongful acts of another, the victim or their surviving family members may have grounds for a personal injury or wrongful death claim.

Some of the most common causes of electrocution injuries include:

  • Workplace AccidentsEmployees, especially those working in construction, maintenance, or manufacturing, are often exposed to electrical hazards. Faulty wiring, damaged equipment, and lack of proper safety protocols can lead to serious injuries.
  • Defective Electrical EquipmentEquipment with design flaws or manufacturing defects can fail, leading to unexpected electrical discharges. This can happen with power tools, machinery, or any device that uses electricity.
  • Landlord NegligenceLandlords have a responsibility to maintain safe living conditions. Negligence in repairing faulty wiring, broken outlets, or other electrical issues can result in tenants being exposed to electrical hazards.
  • Unsafe Electrical SystemsImproperly designed or poorly maintained electrical systems can be dangerous. This includes overloaded circuits, lack of grounding, and use of substandard materials.
  • Defective Household AppliancesAppliances like refrigerators, microwaves, and washing machines can cause electrocution if they have internal faults or if they are not used according to safety guidelines. Water exposure or using damaged appliances increases the risk.
  • Improperly Installed Electrical SystemsIncorrect installation of electrical systems can create numerous hazards, such as exposed wires, incorrect voltage supply, and insufficient insulation. This is common in both residential and commercial settings.
  • Exposure to Power LinesComing into contact with overhead or underground power lines can cause severe injuries or death. This is a risk for construction workers, tree trimmers, and anyone working near power lines without proper precautions.
  • Swimming Pool AccidentsElectrical systems that power pool lights, pumps, and heaters can become dangerous if they are not properly installed or maintained. Faulty wiring or electrical components can cause the water to become electrified.
  • Construction Site AccidentsConstruction sites often have exposed wiring, high-voltage equipment, and temporary electrical setups. Workers are at risk of electrocution from tools, machinery, and unfinished electrical installations.

Common Types of Electrocution Injuries

Electrocution injuries can vary widely in their severity and the type of damage they cause to the body. Here are the common types of electrocution injuries:

  • Electrical BurnsExternal burns occur on the skin where the electrical current enters and exits the body. They can range from minor to severe and may cause tissue damage. Additionally, electrical current can cause significant internal burns as it travels through the body. These burns can affect muscles, nerves, and blood vessels, potentially leading to severe internal damage.
  • Cardiac ArrestHigh-voltage electric shocks can disrupt the heart's normal rhythm, leading to ventricular fibrillation, which can cause the heart to stop beating. Immediate medical intervention is critical for survival.
  • Neurological Damage: An electric current can damage nerves, leading to symptoms such as numbness, tingling, weakness, and even paralysis. Severe electrical shocks can cause brain damage, leading to cognitive deficits, memory loss, seizures, and other neurological issues.
  • Muscle and Tissue DamageElectrical current passing through the muscles can cause muscle fibers to break down, releasing a protein called myoglobin into the bloodstream. This condition can lead to kidney damage or failure if not treated promptly.
  • Respiratory ArrestSevere electrical shocks can paralyze the respiratory muscles or affect the brain's respiratory centers, leading to cessation of breathing. Immediate medical intervention is necessary to restore normal breathing.
  • Thermal BurnsElectrical equipment and arcing can cause high-temperature burns on the skin. These burns can be similar to those caused by direct contact with fire or hot surfaces.
  • Trauma from FallsAn electric shock can cause a person to lose muscle control, leading to falls and secondary injuries such as fractures, head injuries, and other trauma.
  • Compartment SyndromeThis occurs when the pressure within the muscles increases to dangerous levels due to muscle swelling from an electrical injury. This can compromise blood flow and damage tissues and nerves.
  • Cataracts and Eye InjuriesExposure to high-voltage electricity can cause cataracts and other eye injuries, leading to impaired vision or blindness.
  • Hearing LossLoud noises associated with electrical accidents, such as explosions or arc flashes, can cause hearing damage or loss.

Who is Liable for Electrocution Injuries?

Electrocution injuries can be caused by a variety of different factors and, in order to establish liability, it is necessary to determine the cause of the accident. Some potentially liable parties in an electrocution injury claim include:

  • Employers
  • Product manufacturers
  • Property owners
  • Electricians or electrical contractors
  • Utility companies
  • Other negligent parties

How Our Firm Can Help

Electrocution injury claims can be extremely complex and challenging. At Perry & Young, our Panama City electrocution injury attorneys have extensive experience handling these types of cases and are prepared to put our knowledge and resources to work for you.

When you choose to work with our firm, you can expect:

  • Compassionate, Personalized Legal Counsel: We know that every case is unique. Our attorneys can take the time to listen to your story, answer your questions, and help you understand your legal rights and options.
  • Thorough, Aggressive Investigation: We will conduct a thorough investigation of the incident, gathering all available evidence, reviewing the police report, interviewing witnesses, and more.
  • Collaboration with Experts: Our firm has access to a network of experts in various fields. We can work with these professionals to build a strong, effective case on your behalf.
  • Strong Representation: Our Panama City electrocution injury lawyers are prepared to fight for you in settlement negotiations and, if necessary, in the courtroom. We have a proven track record of success and are not afraid to take your case to trial.

Our team can help you understand your legal options and fight for the maximum compensation you are owed for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. We are committed to providing our clients with the individualized, attentive legal counsel they deserve, and we are prepared to aggressively advocate for you every step of the way.

At Perry & Young, P.A., we offer free initial consultations to all potential clients. You pay nothing unless/until we recover compensation for you. Get in touch with us today to learn more.

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At Perry & Young, your satisfaction is our priority! See for yourself what our clients have to say about working with us.

    "I want to Thank and Applaud P&Y Firm for supporting the Accident Scene Management class"
    I want to Thank and Applaud P&Y Firm for supporting the Accident Scene Management class this past weekend. Not only did they make it affordable for motorcyclists to take this life saving class, they provided lunch with Mike Zinszer Atty present to share info on insurance tips and legal info specifically for people who ride.
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    "Always willing to help EVERYONE in their surrounding community!"
    Perry & Young, P.A. is an amazing injury firm! They support many local clubs and school organizations around the Panhandle of Florida, including my FFA chapter at Cottondale High School. They are very friendly group of individuals and are always willing to help EVERYONE in their surrounding community!
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    "My guy Les McFatter was very professional and always a text or phone call away"

    I had a remarkable experience with Perry and Young. My guy Les McFatter was very professional and always a text or phone call away to answer any questions or concerns. He went above and beyond to make this experience as smooth as possible! Maggie Harris thank you for making communication so easy. Highly recommend! Thank you Les and Maggie!

    - Travis J.
    "I would definitely utilize this law office if needed again in the future."
    This law office was wonderful, and they explained everything in detail, which made the process a pleasant experience. The legal team kept me informed throughout this process. Maggie was responsive and knowledgeable when I had questions. In addition, she was quick to respond and assisted in making this legal process seamless. I would highly recommend this law office to friends or family, and I would definitely utilize this law office if needed again in the future.
    - Trachell C.
    "They are dedicated to helping you and will go above and beyond for you."
    I have used Ted Howell and Trina at this firm to help me for my claim and have referred other people as well to them that they have helped. They are dedicated to helping you and will go above and beyond for you. You will never have to wonder what is going on with your case as they always keep you in the loop. I highly recommend Ted and Trina if you need someone in your corner!
    - Hollie H.
    "Phillip was very knowledgeable and willing to go the extra mile."
    Perry & Young is the best out there. I can't say enough about Phillip. Phillip communicated with me through the whole process, keeping me updated and answering any questions that I had. He was very knowledgeable and willing to go the extra mile. I would highly recommend Phillip hands down the best there is.
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    "I have recommended several clients to Phillip Stamman and he has provided excellent guidance."

    This firm is the most professional company. I have recommended several clients to Phillip Stamman and he has provided excellent guidance. He has an exceptionally strong eye for detail that has been a benefit to his clients.

    - Myra H.
    "This law firm is who you need to call if you have an injury."

    This law firm is who you need to call if you have an injury. I had the pleasure of working with Ryan and team; all who were prompt and knowledgeable both in informing me of updates or answering any questions I had. Thank you again!

    - Ann D.

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