Power Line Injury Lawyer

We rely on power lines to provide electricity to homes, businesses, hospitals, and more. Power lines are found nearly everywhere, from neighborhoods to city streets and highways. Since power lines are so abundant, they tend to fade into the background, and people may not notice them. But power lines contain high-voltage electricity and can be very dangerous. 

Our law firm is currently handling cases on behalf of individuals who suffered injuries because of unsafe power line conditions. 

The Dangers of Power Lines

Power lines carry high-voltage electricity across great distances to consumers. Hundreds of thousands of volts of electricity run through power lines at a given time. More than fifty volts can produce a lethal reaction in humans, but some people have died at as low as 42 volts. The severity of the electric shock also depends on the current, duration, and where it entered the body. Touching a downed power line can result in serious and fatal injuries, but even at a distance, fallen power lines are still dangerous. Objects and water surrounding a power line can become energized and electrocute individuals. 

What Contributes to Hazardous Power Lines?

It is vital that power lines are properly maintained to keep the public safe. Utility companies are responsible for installing and preserving power lines. A utility company may situate a power line in a dangerous location or fail to post appropriate signage to warn the public of nearby power lines. Also, a utility company may create unsafe circumstances if it neglects to check power lines for repairs or proper insulation. Yet, sometimes outside factors compromise power lines, including: 

  • Trees falling on power lines
  • Vehicles crashing into power lines
  • Construction near power lines 
  • Weather conditions 
  • Excavation near power lines

Power Line Injuries

If you encounter a fallen power line, it is crucial that you do not approach it and keep at least a 35-yard distance. But, in certain instances, it may be impossible to avoid injury from a power line. Electrical current entering the body can result in several injuries, including: 

  • Electrocution 
  • Burns 
  • Respiratory failure
  • Heart problems 
  • Brain trauma 
  • Death

Do I Qualify for a Power Line Injury Lawsuit?

If a compromised power line harmed you or a loved one, you may qualify for a power line injury lawsuit. A power line injury lawsuit may help you recover compensation for: 

  • Past and future medical expenses;
  • Past and future pain and suffering;
  • Loss of wages; and 
  • Other economic losses related to your injury 

Pursuing a power line injury lawsuit may seem complicated. We want to guide you through the process of tackling a power line injury claim. An attorney at The Lake Law Firm can assist you in identifying the at-fault party who contributed to your power line injury. Electrocution produces grave injuries that may result in death or life-long health effects. We believe those responsible for the hazardous power lines should be held accountable, and victims deserve financial reparation for their suffering. 

How Our Law Firm Can Help You

The Lake Law Firm was founded by Edward J. Lake, Esq., a personal injury lawyer for over 25 years. Our dedicated team of attorneys is committed to seeking justice on behalf of those who have suffered injury or death due to the negligence of others. Our experienced attorneys handle many different types of pharmaceutical drugs, medical devices, and other defective products. The lawyers in our firm have helped collect millions of dollars for their clients. The Lake Law Firm will advocate for you and your rights. Please contact us for a free confidential case evaluation at (888) 525-3529 or submit an inquiry on this page.