Electrical Injury Claims Lawyer in San Diego

Were You Seriously Injured In An Accident?

The average human being is made up of just about 60 percent water, so it’s not a surprise that we conduct electricity so well, and why it’s so important to clearly label any potential electrocution hazard. While electrical injuries aren’t as common as most other types of serious injuries, they are among the most dangerous and often result in death.

Whether you were injured on a worksite, at home or anywhere else, if your injuries were the result of someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing you may be able to file a lawsuit to recover compensation to cover any medical bills or other damages you may have incurred.

Call The McClellan Law Firm at (619) 215-1488 to discuss your case with a member of our firm today.

Our San Diego personal injury attorneys at The McClellan Law Firm have worked for decades providing injured victims with the knowledgeable and passionate legal representation they need to secure the compensation they deserve. Electrical injuries often cause serious, life-changing damage to skin, muscles, nerves, etc. and require immediate medical assistance in order to prevent further damage or death. Far too often, these injuries are the result of poorly guarded hazardous areas or faulty equipment.

What Causes Electrical Injuries and Electrocution?

While exposure to any source of electricity could result in an electrical injury or shock, the most common causes include:

  • Young children chewing or biting electrical cords, or sticking a metal object into a socket
  • Work-related exposure
  • Lightning
  • High-voltage power lines
  • Contact with exposed wiring or appliances
  • Mechanical failure

What Kinds of Injuries Can Be Caused by Contact With Electricity?

Depending on the source and strength of the electrical charge, victims could suffer a number of injuries, including:

  • Skin burns
  • Seizures
  • Lung failure or trouble breathing
  • Numbness or tingling
  • Muscle spasms and pain
  • Irregular or stopped heartbeat
  • Problems hearing, seeing and / or swallowing
  • Headaches
  • Heart attack
  • Broken bones
  • Unconsciousness

Electrical injuries are also broken down into four separate categories relating to their cause:

  • Lightning Injuries: These injuries occur when the victim is struck with extremely high voltage for a very short amount of time, like during a lightning strike. Most of the electricity flows over their body, though they are likely to suffer internal damage as well.
  • Flame Injuries: These injuries occur when the electricity causes the victim’s clothing or other material in contact with their body to catch fire, resulting in severe burns.
  • Flash Injuries: These injuries cause burns to the victim’s skin, but the electricity does not travel deeper.
  • True Electrical Injuries: These injuries occur when the victim becomes part of the electrical circuit – the electricity has a chance to enter from one point and exit through another, sometimes resulting in what is known as Complex Regional Pain Syndrome [CRPS].

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Hire The Experienced Legal Representation You Need

If you were seriously injured in an electrical accident caused by someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing, you may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit to secure compensation for any medical bills or damages you may have incurred.

At The McClellan Law Firm, our San Diego personal injury lawyers have provided injured victims with dedicated legal representation for more than 30 years, and have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements.

Call us at (619) 215-1488 to speak with one of our lawyers, or fill out our online form to get started with your free consultation process.

  • Endorced by the Inner Circle of Advocates

    Craig McClellan is a member of the Inner Circle of Advocates, an invitation-only group of the top 100 plaintiff trial lawyers in the United States.

  • Craig McClellan was voted Lawyer of the Year for Product Liability Litigation by Best Lawyers for 2019.

  • Craig McClellan has been selected to the list of The Best Lawyers in America every year since 1993.

  • Craig McClellan has been selected to the list of Super Lawyers every year since 2007, and earned the most votes of ANY lawyer for 2019 in San Diego.

  • Craig McClellan earned one of the top 50 verdicts in California, securing a $15,771,234 verdict for a client seriously injured in a car accident.

  • 2019 AV Preeminent Peer Rated

    Attorney McClellan earned a Distinguished rating from Martindale-Hubbell for his achievements.

  • America's Top 100 Personal Injury Attorneys

    Craig McClellan is listed as one of America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators in Business Litigation, Personal Injury, and Product Liability.

  • Attorney McClellan has a 10/10 “Superb” rating, the highest rating an attorney can receive from Avvo.

  • The firm has an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau, the highest possible rating offered by the organization.

  • The firm earned a Tier 1 ranking in Commercial Litigation in the 2019 list of the Best Law Firms.

  • The firm earned a Tier 1 ranking in Personal Injury in the 2019 list of the Best Law Firms.

  • The firm earned a Tier 1 ranking in Product Liability in the 2019 list of the Best Law Firms.

  • Attorney McClellan is a member of the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego, and previously served on its Board of Directors.

  • Attorney Craig McClellan was named as one of the “Best Attorneys” by the Los Angeles Times.

  • Attorney Craig McClellan was named one of the “Best Lawyers” by San Diego Metro.

  • Attorney Craig McClellan was named one of the Top Lawyers in San Diego in Business Litigation by San Diego Magazine.

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