Electrical Burn Injury

Top Rated Buffalo, New York Electrical Burn Injury Lawyers

Jed Dietrich, Esq., Recognized as a Best Lawyer of America and New York Super Lawyer, and His Team of Aggressive, Tenacious, and Hardworking Attorneys at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. Fight to Obtain the Best Result for Electrical Burn Victims in Buffalo, New York; Niagara Falls, New York; Rochester, New York; Throughout New York State and Beyond.

Electrical switch Electricity serves as an essential part of our modern world. Every day, we use electricity for so many routine tasks that it is easy to forget how dangerous it can be. As electricity travels through the body, its energy is discharged in the form of heat, which can result in electrical burns. The severity of burns and other injuries depends on the voltage, the path that the electricity takes through the victim’s body, and the duration of exposure. Grave electrical burn injuries can leave victims with awful scars, life-long disfigurements, permanent disabilities, and numerous other life-altering injuries. Each year, electrical injuries result in approximately 1,000 fatalities throughout the country.

For victims that are fortunate enough to survive, electrical burns often require lengthy rehabilitation and extensive medical treatment. Victims of severe electrical burns are often left to deal with property damage, costly medical bills, and lost wages. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s compassionate team of burn injury attorneys will listen to your story, systematically analyze the facts of your case, and provide you with the knowledge necessary to make the best possible decisions regarding your lawsuit.

Jed Dietrich, Esq. founded the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. in 2005 with a mission to provide the highest level of personal injury service to all his clients. Since 1999, Jed Dietrich, Esq. has exclusively handled serious personal injury cases. Over time, Jed Dietrich, Esq. has seen the devastating impact that electrical burns can have on a victim’s life, ranging from neurological damage to heart failure. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s best of the best team recognizes that these injuries can trigger severe emotional distress and trauma. Our elite team of electrical burn injury attorneys is here to assist you by asserting your legal rights to seek compensation. Honored with a Better Business Bureau A+ Rating, our outstanding law firm will fight to obtain unsurpassed results for your burn injuries and resulting damages. Insurance companies have paid Jed Dietrich, Esq. at least $1,000,000.00 or more 44 times to compensate his clients for their injuries. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s highly qualified team is available for your free consultation 24 hours per day and 7 days per week by calling 716-839-3939 or by filling out the online consultation form.

Common Sources Of Electrical Burns

Burned electrical outlet Electrical burn injuries can occur just about anywhere that live electricity exists. People often falsely assume that electrical devices cannot hurt them when not in use. Nevertheless, if the equipment is plugged into an outlet, electrical currents can still flow into it. When a victim touches an electrical device or wiring that is inadequately maintained or misused, they can suffer severe electrical burns. While most adults suffer such burns on the hands, children are more likely to endure oral electrical burns. Ordinary items that are known to cause electrical burns can include:

  1. Exposed electrical outlets and cords;
  2. Overhead power lines or live wires;
  3. Household appliances, such as toasters, coffee makers, and hair dryers;
  4. Laptops and cellphones while charging; and
  5. Short-circuiting appliances.

If you, or a loved one, suffered a serious electrical burn injury or worse, you want the best personal injury lawyer in Western New York to handle your claim. Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his elite team of lawyers, are committed to safeguarding the legal rights of injured victims. Call us today at 716-839-3939.

Injuries Arising From Electrical Burns

Victims of electrical burns are likely to sustain a multitude of other injuries. The most obvious is severe scorching and blistering of the skin, which is typically caused by the high temperatures produced by the electricity. Electrical burns can also result in severe internal damage, which is contingent on the path that the electricity takes through the body. When currents travel through the heart, brain, or other vital organs, the victim can suffer severe damage or even death. Internal injuries directly related to electrical burns can include:

  1. Nerve damage;
  2. Muscle damage;
  3. Intense involuntary muscle contractions;
  4. Severe fractures and dislocations resulting from the contractions;
  5. Internal hemorrhaging;
  6. Destruction of vital organs;
  7. Tissue damage; and
  8. Heart dysfunctions, such as arrhythmias and tachycardia.

In some cases, internal injuries may not be immediately apparent to victims or observers. While certain internal injuries may not be initially painful, when left untreated, internal injuries can be life-threatening. Therefore, electrical burn victims must seek immediate medical attention.



Voltage And Liability For Electrical Burns

Low-voltage and high-voltage are the two main classifications of electrical burns. Low-voltage typically refers to electricity sources with 500 or fewer volts. These burns are usually limited to minor skin injuries. Burns from high-voltage electrical power sources tend to be much more severe. Depending on the location and duration of the contact, victims of high-voltage burns can still suffer serious damage to internal organs and deep tissues. Since electricity can jolt through the entire body in an instant, the physical appearance of the burned skin may not reveal the full extent of the damage incurred.

Liability for injuries suffered depends on the unique circumstances that led to your mishap. In general, electrical burn injuries are based on negligence or product liability. Demonstrating negligence and receiving compensation for your injuries depends on the duty of care owed by the defendant. To assert a claim based on negligence, a victim will need to show that their electrical burn resulted from a breach of a duty of care that was owed to them. For instance, if a power company fails to secure a live electrical wire, the company could be liable if the victim was injured after contacting those wires. Under New York law, all products must be reasonably safe for their intended use. When companies design or produce defective appliances and other electrical products, they must be held liable for any resulting burn injuries.

If you, or a loved one, have suffered severe electrical burns or worse, it is imperative to contact Jed Dietrich, Esq., recognized as an American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys 10 Best Attorneys, and his battle-tested team of Buffalo, New York electrical burn injury lawyers at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. to learn more about your legal options. Our highly determined, dedicated, and disciplined team will thoroughly investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident to determine who should be held responsible for your injuries. You may have the right to seek monetary compensation for your past and future medical bills, lost wages from work, diminished future earning capacity, pain and suffering, permanent disfigurement, loss of consortium, and any other unanticipated damages. Insurance companies have paid Jed Dietrich, Esq. over $175,000,000.00 in verdicts and settlements to compensate his clients for their serious personal injuries. Our honorable commitment to exceeding your expectations and delivering an excellent outcome sets us apart from the competition. Contact us today at 716-839-3939 to find out more about how we can help you!

Call the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. immediately at 716-839-3939 so that our aggressive, tenacious and hardworking personal injury lawyers can fight to obtain the best result for your personal injury claim in Buffalo, New York. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and there is never a fee until we WIN for you!

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