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If you suffered a serious electrocution caused by the negligent actions of others, we can help. Our Charlotte electrocution injury lawyers at Sumwalt Anderson are ready to provide legal guidance to get the compensation you deserve. We are skilled negotiators and experienced litigators and can pursue that compensation aggressively on your behalf.

Whether you are at work, visiting someone else’s property, or using a product, you have an expectation of being able to do so safely. Property owners and employers have a duty to provide a safe place for you to be. You should not have to worry about the possibility of suffering a dangerous electrical shock when using a product according to the instructions.

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Yet, when a person or company behaves in a negligent manner, this could leave you exposed to live power lines or malfunctioning products that increase your chances of suffering an electrocution injury. Injuries related to an unsafe exposure to electricity could range from superficial burns to fatal injuries and everything in between. Our electrocution injury lawyers know how cases like this work, and we are ready to defend your right to seek compensation related to your injuries and the negative effect they are having on your life.

When you need the help of Charlotte electrocution lawyers to deal with your personal injury or workers’ compensation situation related to electrical shock, trust that Sumwalt Anderson is here to help. For a free case review, call us today at (704) 377-3770.

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Understanding Your Electric Shock Injury

Construction accident cases involving electrocution happen more frequently than you may think. Of the 189 fatalities in the workplace in North Carolina in 2020, six occurred because of exposure to electricity, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Many other North Carolina workers suffered significant injuries caused by electrocution in 2020. Dangerous exposure to electricity often leads to one or more of six outcomes:

  • Burns: Electrical arcs can burn the skin, sometimes significantly.
  • Vision: Ultraviolet and infrared light related to electrical arcs could damage the eyes.
  • Hearing: The air pressure from the burst of an electrical arc could damage hearing.
  • Fall: When someone suffers electrocution, they may fall from height, either from losing consciousness or from the electric shock startling them.
  • Shock: A severe electric shock can stop the heart, cause seizures, or affect breathing.
  • Death: An accident involving electrocution potentially could lead to a fatality and a wrongful death claim for the surviving family.

Our Electrocution Injury Lawyers Are Ready to Represent You in Your Electrocution Lawsuit

Clearly, any of these kinds of injuries – should you survive the electrical accident – could greatly affect your life for months and years to come. You may struggle to return to work after the accident. Some people can get back to work, but not doing the same job they had at the time of the accident. You also could suffer permanent damage to your vision or hearing, or have painful burns on your skin that will lead to disfigurement and constant pain.  In these situations, you might even require in-home care (attendant care) to provide your basic needs.

Our electrocution injury lawyers know the potentially difficult future you are facing health-wise. When you did not do anything wrong, yet you are trying to deal with the injuries related to your dangerous electrical exposure, you should not have to suffer financially. Our Charlotte electrocution accident attorneys can attempt to help you recover damages for:

  • Current medical bills
  • Future medical bills
  • Attendant care costs
  • Current lost wages
  • Potential future lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional trauma
  • Disfigurement or disability.

Why You Should Choose Our Charlotte Electrocution Accident Attorneys

Our past clients know how hard the team at Sumwalt Anderson worked for them, and you can count on us to work just as hard for you in your electrocution lawsuit.

Trust the Experience of Our Charlotte Electrocution Lawyers

Our team of Charlotte electrocution accident attorneys has more than 75 years of experience working with clients who suffered losses in injuries and accidents.

Mark Sumwalt has more than four decades of practicing law in Charlotte. During his time representing victims in personal injury and workers’ compensation cases, he has had experience dealing with almost every type of case, including electric shock lawsuit cases. He knows the challenges associated with recovering from this type of injury, giving him insight into how to approach the case and what kind of awards to request in this type of case.

Richard L. Anderson began his law career nearly three decades ago. He repeatedly proves his strength in taking cases to trial, including personal injury, workers’ compensation, and wrongful death cases, always working to help victims receive the best possible outcome.

Collectively, our team of Charlotte electrocution lawyers knows the importance of tireless preparation prior to negotiations and trial. We also know how to listen to our clients, ensuring that all of us are on the same page from the start of the case to the conclusion. For a free consultation, call us today at (704) 377-3770.

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FAQs About Electrocution Injuries

Common Questions for Our Electrocution Injury Lawyers

At Sumwalt Anderson, we deal with a wide range of personal injury cases. Although our personal injury lawyers may deal with other types of accidents more frequently, such as evaluating a settlement in a car accident, we have experience in cases involving negligence that leads to electric shocks, too. Because our clients often have numerous questions in a non-traditional case like this, we are providing this list of common questions and answers to help you understand how our Charlotte electrocution accident attorneys approach cases like this.

  • What happens if my electric shock accident happened on a construction site?

    If you suffered your injury as a worker, you would need to file a workers’ compensation claim. Once the claim is found to be compensable, you would be eligible to receive coverage for your medical bills and lost wages without the need to prove negligence. Additionally, if your accident was caused by the negligence of a third party, you may also be able to file a personal injury claim. If you were a visitor to the construction site, or a subcontractor not eligible for workers’ comp, you may have to file a personal injury case, meaning you must show negligence on the part of another party. Our electrocution injury lawyers at Sumwalt Anderson are ready to help with either type of situation.

  • Will I have to give testimony at a trial?

    Many personal injury cases settle during negotiations between our team of electrocution injury lawyers and the insurance company. This means they never reach trial. However, if the insurer refuses to negotiate in good faith or refuses to listen to our concerns about your long-term health related to your injuries, we may recommend taking the case to trial. You might have to testify at trial, but we would prepare you as thoroughly as possible before you take the stand. We want you to feel confident about telling your side of the story in court. With the truth and the facts in the case on our side, many of our clients find testifying in court to be less stressful than they initially believed it would be.

  • Will I have to give a deposition?

    The majority of victims in injury cases involving negligence will have to give a deposition as part of the negotiation phase. During your deposition, you will give sworn testimony about your accident and your injuries. Our team will be in the room with you, as will attorneys representing the insurance company. The deposition has the same legal ramifications as testifying at trial, although it usually occurs in a conference room at our offices, rather than in a public courtroom.

  • How long will it take to reach a settlement?

    Settling in a case like this can take anywhere from a few months to a few years. Although it may be tempting to accept a quick settlement offer from the insurance company, we do not recommend this. You need to have a full diagnosis of your electrocution injuries before settling. If you settle and then discover new injuries or complications afterward, you no longer have the right to try to seek damages for the new injuries. Once we have a full doctor’s diagnosis of your future health outlook, we then can come up with an estimated settlement amount that will be as fair to you as possible.

  • How soon do I have to contact Sumwalt Anderson after I suffer an electrocution injury?

    In a workers’ compensation case, according to the North Carolina Industrial Commission, you need to notify your employer about the injury within 30 days of its occurrence. There will be other strict deadlines to meet along the way. Our team can help you hit all those deadlines and keep your case moving forward. If your electric shock injury involves a personal injury case, North Carolina statute § 1-52 gives victims up to three years to begin the process of seeking damages. Again, we will keep your case on track. We always recommend that victims contact us as early as possible, so we have the best chance at fully investigating the facts in the case while they remain fresh in the minds of witnesses.

If you have any questions about your electrocution case, reach out to our team. We can help you determine whether you have grounds to seek damages and what type of case you should file. We take pride in the responsiveness of our team. Once you choose to hire us to represent you, trust that our electrocution injury lawyers will be available to answer your questions. We will keep you updated regularly on the status and progress of your case.

Attorney Richard Anderson

Richard “Rick” Anderson is a native Charlottean. He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1990 and his Juris Doctorate law degree from the Wake Forest University School of Law in 1993. Rick focuses his practice on workers’ compensation, medical negligence, and catastrophic personal injury cases. You will find Rick to be an honest and dedicated advocate ready to fight for his clients. When he accepts your case, Rick makes a personal commitment to you and uses his 27 years of knowledge and experience to advance your lawsuit to achieve a successful outcome. [ Attorney Bio ]

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    Let Sumwalt Anderson Help with Your Electric Shock Lawsuit

    After an accident where you suffered an electric shock injury that was not your fault, on someone else’s property, you may be unsure how to proceed. Your electric shock injury may leave you unable to work or struggling to return to the same quality of life you were enjoying prior to the accident. You should not have to suffer financially because of someone else’s negligence. Should you be facing a future where you cannot enjoy life like you once did, you deserve compensation for this, too.

    Electrocution accidents are often preventable, as someone else probably failed to make the area or product safe for you. This means you may have a good chance at winning a judgment in your electric shock lawsuit. Trust that our electrocution injury lawyers will always have your best interests in mind throughout the process. We will work as hard as we can to negotiate the settlement you  deserve.

    Our Electrocution Injury Lawyers Work on a Contingency Fee Basis

    We understand that when you are dealing with the aftermath of an electric shock injury, you could be facing a long recovery process. During this time, you may be unable to work, meaning you have no income at the same time your medical bills are increasing. The team at Sumwalt Anderson does not want to add to your stress. We work on a contingency fee basis, which means our fee for representing you in your electrocution lawsuit will be a percentage of the final settlement amount. If we do not win your case, you owe us nothing. You do not owe us anything to secure our services and hire us before the case starts. We won’t ask for payment as the case is ongoing, either.

    Our team strongly believes that you should not have to go through this alone. We know that dealing with your injuries and a lawsuit at the same time can be overwhelming. Trust that we will do everything we can to ease the legal process for you. Call our electrocution injury lawyers today at (704) 377-3770 for a free consultation.