Most people do not consider power line injuries to be a common occurrence; however, the fact is that nearly anyone can be subject to them. A power line injury can happen anywhere. From private homes to construction sites, and can often be avoided if the right warnings and precautions are taken.
One common cause of power line injuries occurs whenever there is an accident that results in wires lying in the road. Rescue workers could easily come in contact with these lines while directing traffic or trying to evacuate casualties. In some cases, motorists may not realize there is a live electrical line on top of their vehicle. And therefore they may attempt to exit their vehicle with disastrous results.
Those who repair cable, Internet or telephone lines often encounter electrical lines in the everyday course of their duties. When accessing poles with aluminum ladders or metal cherry pickers, workers must be extremely cautious in order to prevent their equipment from making contact with these lines. If a vehicle operator is careless, this could easily happen, resulting in serious injuries or even death.
In order to prevent electrical injuries, only trained personnel should be allowed to work around live wires. The proper safety precautions should be taken at all times. Power companies also have a duty to repair downed lines as quickly as possible so that people won’t inadvertently stumble on them and become injured. Unfortunately, these common sense measures are not always taken, which is why you should contact us if you have been the victim of another party’s negligence.
Are You Suffering From Injuries Due to an Accident? Contact an Injury Attorney Today!
As an injury attorney, we know that the days after your injuries are the most crucial. We also know that they are the most stressful. And that is why we are here to help you. We want to make sure that you only focus on healing from your wounds. We will deal with the insurance adjusters so you do not have to.
As an injury attorney, we know all too well the tactics the insurance companies will use in order to make you feel as if you are inadequate. They do this on purpose. They are hoping to get you to settle for an amount that is nowhere near what you deserve and need for your injuries.
If you are suffering from injuries due to the negligence of another, please do not hesitate to contact our office. Consultations with one of our attorneys are free!