Electricity silently runs through our homes and communities, keeping them powered. But it can also be dangerous and the injuries that result from electrical causes can be very serious. Studies have shown that 5% of all burn injuries of any kind stem from electricity. All of those electrical injuries, children are the victim a disproportionate 20% of the time. The medical costs can be high. So can the mental anguish in the aftermath. And depending on the nature of the injury, the impact can be long-lasting.
Beall & Thies has experienced Baton Rouge electrical injury lawyers that will fight for the financial settlement you need to rehab and recover. Call today at (225) 577-6223 or contact us online to set up a consultation.
Common Causes of Electrical Injuries
An electrical injury can occur most anywhere electricity runs, but here are some of the most common reasons…
Defective Products: As long as a consumer is using a product for its intended use and following any safety protocols that came with the purchase, an electrical injury is something the manufacturer can be held liable for. In this case, the remedy would be a product liability lawsuit.
Negligence by a Property Owner: Whether it’s a home or business, owners are responsible for making reasonable efforts to keep their property a safe place to be. If they are found negligent, the victim of an electrical injury might bring a premises liability lawsuit.
Utility Company Negligence: There are strict legal regulations that utility companies must follow in the maintenance and care of our power lines. If those aren’t followed and injuries result, the utility company can be sued. Be aware that in the event of an electrical accident, utility companies are likely to have their lawyers and investigators on the scene quickly, seeking to minimize or eliminate their liability. Anyone injured, or their family, can respond by getting a Baton Rouge electrical injury attorney there just as fast.
Electrical Contractor Negligence: We trust that the work contractors are paid to do will be up to code and safe for ourselves, our families, and our invited guests. If it turns out that a socket was left unsecured or some other electrical failure results in an injury, the contractor (or to be more precise, their insurance company) is liable for the damages.
Beall & Thies understands the full scope of the damage electrical injuries cause and what must be included in a fair settlement. Call today to let us fight for you. We’re at (225) 577-6223 or just fill out our online contact form to set up a consultation.
Getting the Fair Settlement You Deserve
Beall & Thies has been together as a firm for over 20 years and our Baton Rouge electrical injury lawyers have over 100 years of combined experience investigating, negotiating, and litigating, cases like these. We understand what information we’re looking for, we know how to get it, and we know how to leverage it with either an insurance company or in front of a jury. We’re here to fight for your best interests.
Surface skin burns and tissue damage from electricity can be extremely painful, but they aren’t the only injury that can be caused by electricity run amok. Other types of damage can include…
Heart Attacks: The entry of the currents into the human body cause a fibrillation, a rapid twitching of the heart muscles, and that can lead to cardiac arrest.
Neurological Damage: The electrical currents can have an impact well beyond the heart, effectively rattling the central nervous system, resulting in damage to nerves, neurons and even brain damage.
Falling Down: An example of this might be a contractor working near a wire on a ladder when the electrical current enters their body. The resulting shock causes a fall. In addition to the injuries incurred directly from the electricity, there is also the damage that results from the fall.
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Russell W. Beall
"Russell W. Beall is a founding partner in the Baton Rouge law firm of Beall & Thies LLC. His main emphasis of practice is on Civil Litigation including Torts, Products Liability, and Premises Liability. Russell is a frequent guest speaker at Louisiana State University Law School where he participates in the Appellate Advocacy Program and the Professionalism Orientation. He earned his B.A. degree at Louisiana State University (1998) and his J.D Louisiana State University Law School (2001). Russell is an active member of the Louisiana Association for Justice and is frequently invited to be a guest speaker at continuing legal education seminars."Read Full Bio
William W. Thies
"William W. Thies was born in Indianapolis, Indiana in 1974 moving with his family to Slidell, Louisiana at seven years of age. Mr. Thies graduated from Slidell High School in 1992. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree with a double major in history and political science from Louisiana State University in 1996 and his Juris Doctorate from the Southern University Law Center in 2001. He was admitted to the Louisiana State Bar Association in May 2002. He is a member of the Baton Rouge, Louisiana, American Bar Associations, and the Louisiana Association of Justice. He is admitted to practice in all state courts, the United States District Court for the Middle and Eastern Districts of Louisiana, as well as the United States Supreme Court."Read Full Bio
"Jacob H. Thomas is originally from the Piney Hills of North Louisiana, known for producing great litigators such as Huey P. Long as well as several other notable statesmen on the both the federal and state levels.Read Full Bio
Jake is a graduate of Jonesboro-Hodge High School and Northwestern State University where he was a member of the Theta Mu chapter of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity, the NSU Presidential Leadership Program, and the Inter-Fraternity Council serving as Vice President."
"Aaron Humphreys joined Beall & Thies, LLC as an associate attorney in the fall of 2016. He was admitted to the Louisiana State Bar Association in May of 2016. Aaron is also a member of the Baton Rouge Bar Association and the Louisiana Association of Justice."Read Full Bio
"George G. Caballero practices general civil law and focuses on plaintiff’s personal injury, wills, and successions. George joined Beall & Thies as of counsel in 2017 after starting Caballero Law Firm in 1993. Mr. Caballero has over thirty years of experience as an attorney and has served clients in various matters ranging from business and tort litigation, business, family law, and successions.Read Full Bio
Mr. Caballero is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University and Mississippi College School of Law. Upon graduation, he immediately went into the private practice of law, practicing in both Louisiana and Mississippi."
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