Legal Advice in Texas After Electrocution or Electrical Burn Injury
Electricity is one of the modern conveniences we take most for granted. People who work with it on a regular basis, however, know just how dangerous it can be. If a family member has lost his or her life on the job by electrocution — or has suffered a nonfatal work injury caused by electricity — you should seek out legal advice from experienced personal injury attorneys about your options.
It can be difficult to think about things like wrongful death claims or personal injury lawsuits in the immediate aftermath of a family member's death or major injury. Nonetheless, families should be aware of the fact that there are deadlines within which legal claims must be filed. We encourage you to seek legal advice as soon as you are able to do so.
A Reputable Personal Injury Law Firm With High-Level Qualifications
At the Law Firm of Alton C. Todd, we offer more than 35 years legal experience with personal injury and wrongful death claims. From our office in Friendswood, Texas, our attorneys represent clients in the Houston and Galveston areas. We are also available to consult or co-counsel on electrical burn injury or electrocution wrongful death cases in other states.
The Law Firm of Alton C. Todd is one of few Houston-area personal injury and wrongful death law firms that includes a member who has earned certification by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in two — as opposed to just one — areas. Founding attorney Alton C. Todd has been certified as a specialist in both personal injury law and civil trial law. Contact us to schedule a free consultation with a personal injury lawyer if you need legal advice about a wrongful death claim after losing a family member to an electrocution incident.
Electrocution and Electrical Burn Injuries: At Work or At Home
Your legal options — and the eventual legal strategy we choose — will depend to a great degree on where the electrocution or electrical burn injuries occurred. If your family member was injured or electrocuted at work, the surviving family may first have to exhaust available compensation via workers' compensation or the employer's private insurance plan. Depending on the circumstances, you may also be able to seek additional compensation via a private lawsuit — if a person or company besides your own employer helped cause the accident. These lawsuits are known as third-party liability claims.
If the electrocution or electrical burn injury happened elsewhere — in the car, at home or on someone else's property — then the legal options and strategy will be different.
- A premises liability claim if the electrocution or electrical burn injury occurred on commercial, private or public property due to the property owner's failure to take proper care to protect visitors from exposure to electricity
- A wrongful death or personal injury claim based on a products liability theory if the electrocution or electrical burn injury was caused by a dangerous or defective consumer or industrial product
Consult an Experienced Wrongful Death and Personal Injury Lawyer
Get answers to your questions about legal options after an electrocution incident or electrical burn injury. Call the Law Firm of Alton C. Todd (281) 992-8633or use our online contact form.