Has someone you love been seriously injured or electrocuted after coming in contact with power lines?
The Dallas personal injury lawyers at Rasansky Law Firm may be able to help your family seek justice. Our goal is to fight aggressively to get you and your family every penny you’re owed. Call us today at 1-877-405-4313 for a free consultation.
There are several ways in which a person can come in contact with live (energized) power lines, but the most-common scenarios in Dallas usually occur with utility line workers, construction laborers, and as a result of downed or damaged overhead lines.
These kind of accidents are almost always blamed on human error, but it’s important to note that the victim is not always 100% at-fault. Many construction workers and utility workers are tragically killed simply due to a supervisor’s failure to de-energize the power lines, or failing to inform/ train employees of proper safety measures. According to the CDC, electrical accidents are the fifth leading cause of all workplace deaths in America.
The role of negligence.
Negligence plays a big role in these types of cases. In order to have the best chance at winning your case, you (or more-accurately, your attorney) must be able to prove that someone failed in their duty of care, that this action or inaction was a proximate cause for the victim’s injury, and that the victim—or their family—suffered a financial loss as a result of the injury or wrongful death.
Construction companies in Texas are required by law to comply with OSHA regulations when working in proximity of power lines, train employees on electrical safety, contact utility companies in advance in order to de-energize (or insulate) overhead power lines prior to beginning any work, and must NEVER come within 10 feet from live overhead power lines. If an employer fails in any of these responsibilities and someone is injured or killed as a result, they open themselves up to liability.
Additionally, power companies in Texas are responsible for making sure that overhead lines are in optimal condition at any given time. Should they fail to perform this necessary maintenance, power lines can lose tension, separate from the pole, and pose an avoidable hazard to the general public.
Catastrophic injuries and fatalities.
Power line accidents in the Dallas-Fort Worth area usually result in catastrophic injuries such as severe burns, tissue damage, organ damage, amputation, and often prove fatal. Resulting injuries can be life-changing and almost always require extensive medical treatment. Many victims are unable to return to work, leaving them to worry about how their family will recover financially. This is where a lawyer comes in.
Victims of power line electrocution accidents often have damages (losses) beyond pain and suffering. With the help of our Dallas personal injury attorneys, you can seek compensation for things such as lost wages, loss of future income, medical bills, future expected medical costs, physical impairment, loss of spousal support and companionship, loss of consortium, and more.
If you would like to speak with a lawyer about the facts of your case, call us for a free consultation at 1-877-405-4313. We’ll explain the options available to you and your family, and we never charge a penny unless we actually win your case.
Speak With Our Dallas Attorneys About Your Case For Free
The attorneys at Rasansky Law Firm are happy to speak to you about your potential case free of charge. If we can help with your claim, we’ll do so for no out-of-pocket cost to you. Call us 24/7 at (214) 651-6100, or toll-free at 1-877-405-4313.