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    Electricity is all around us at home, work, and play. Without safety measures, negligent property owners, employers, or defective products can place you at risk for severe harm.

    According to the National Institute of Health (NIH), there are more than 30,000 nonfatal electrical shock incidents annually in the United States. In addition, an estimated 1,000 deaths occur due to electrical injuries.

    Especially alarming is that 20 percent of electrical injuries happen to children. If you or a loved one suffered severe harm due to electrical negligence, a Manhattan, Kansas, electrical injury lawyer may be able to help you.

    Electrical Injuries and Negligence

    An electrical injury can forever change your life or that of someone you love. Such an injury can happen in seconds, leaving lasting physical and emotional scars.

    How the electricity connects with the body can affect recovery. The NIH lists four types of electrical injuries: flash, flame, lightning, and true:

    • Flash: Typically results in superficial burns as no electrical current travels past the skin.
    • Flame: Ignites an individual’s clothing and may or may not pass through the skin.
    • Lightning: Extremely short but very high voltage with electrical current traveling through the body.
    • True: An individual becomes part of an electrical current, with entry and exit points typically found.

    Almost all electrical injuries are preventable. Negligence occurs when a person, employer, or company fails to use care to protect others from the following types of electrical dangers:

    • Frayed wires
    • Overloaded circuits
    • Downed power lines
    • Poor wiring issues
    • Permanent use of temporary wiring.

    The severity of injuries depends upon the amount of voltage and how the injuries occurred. Electrical injuries can result in multiple tissue and organ damage and other physical harm.

    Emotional and psychological issues from such a traumatic event are complex. Young children with electrical injuries may experience post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). In such cases, seeking legal advice from a Topeka brain injury lawyer could be beneficial to understand any legal options available for support and compensation.

    The road to recovery following an electrical shock or electrocution is long and challenging at any age. However, learning that your injury or that of your child was most likely preventable can leave you angry and frustrated.

    An electrical injury lawyer from the Palmer Law Group stands ready to help you through this difficult time. Accountability for electrical negligence is vital when it comes to your unexpected and unfair damages.

    Why Choose Us?

    The pursuit of compensation for your damages is a serious legal process. Therefore, hiring the right Manhattan, Kansas, electrical injury attorney for your case is essential.

    When you choose the Palmer Law Group, you choose a well-respected Kansas law firm. In addition to our client testimonials, industry colleagues have also awarded and recognized our hard work:

    • Best Lawyers® in America for the past decade
    • KC Magazine’s Top Lawyers in Kansas
    • Lawyer of the Year
    • Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠
    • The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers
    • The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40.

    These accomplishments highlight the determination and dedication we bring to each case. While we aggressively fight for the compensation you deserve, we treat you with care and respect.

    At the Palmer Law Group, we understand Kansas law and how to best negotiate for a fair settlement. We also have the courtroom experience necessary should your case go to trial.

    An electrical injury demands a firm concentration on your medical care. Rest easier knowing a professional, licensed attorney is at work on your behalf.

    How We Can Help

    Your lawyer, especially a skilled personal injury lawyer in Manhattan, KS, can help you by investigating your electrical injury accident. Determining how it occurred and who is negligent is critical to your personal injury claim or lawsuit.

    Electrical injuries typically involve premises liability (property owner negligence) or defective products. Gathering evidence can lead your lawyer to discover what was known and when it was known.

    For example, a known faulty wiring issue that goes unrepaired due to budget constraints is grounds for negligence. No one should suffer a painful and expensive electrical injury due to the poor choice of putting profits before safety.

    Insurance companies are often aggressive when it comes to personal injury claims. While most cases settle out-of-court, insurance companies seek to settle for the least amount possible.

    At the Palmer Law Group, we counter insurance company tactics and stand firm in our fight for what you deserve. Learn more about how we can help you by scheduling a free case consultation today.

    Defective tools, toys, and faulty exposed wiring can result in severe electrical injuries. If you suffered life-altering harm due to property owner, manufacturer, or company negligence,

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    Electrical Injuries: FAQs

    Manhattan electrical injury lawyers answer frequently asked questions:

    How much does a Manhattan, Kansas, electrical injury lawyer cost?

    At the Palmer Law Group, we collect no fee unless and until we win your case. If for some reason, we do not win your case, you do not owe legal fees.

    Can I file a wrongful death lawsuit if my loved one dies due to an electrical injury?

    A free case consultation is the best step to learning if you have a wrongful death case.

    How long do I have to file an electrical injury lawsuit?

    The Kansas statute of limitations for personal injury and wrongful death is two years.

    Can I accept a settlement offer alone? Do I need a Kansas electrical injury attorney?

    Without an electrical injury attorney, you risk accepting less than you deserve. A Manhattan, Kansas, electrical injury attorney can protect your best interests.

    How soon should I contact an electrical injury attorney?

    If you suffered an electrical injury, seek medical attention immediately. Next, contact an electrical injury attorney for a free case consultation: the sooner, the better.

    How can I help my attorney with my electrical injury case?

    You can help your attorney by providing as much detailed information and evidence as possible. Evidence may include such items as photographs and contact information for witnesses.

    An electrical injury is a frightening experience. Likewise, the changes to your health As your medical bills mount, worries about your inability to work are understandable.

    A lack of preventable safety measures for known issues leads to possible negligence. Discover if you have a case for compensation by contacting the Palmer Law Group today for a free case consultation.

    Your Electrical Injury Damages

    Each personal injury and wrongful death case is different. The specific details of your electrical accident and the outcome of your case may differ from a similar case.

    Typical damages generally included in a civil case include:

    • Medical costs relating to your immediate, current, and future care needs
    • Lost wages due to recovery and possible future earnings if unable to work
    • Pain and suffering due to your physical, emotional, and psychological anguish.

    Cases involving wrongful death typically include damages such as funeral costs and lost income. Your lawyer can review your damages and pursue the appropriate compensation on your behalf.

    Just as there is no quick fix to your injuries, there is no fast solution to your claim or lawsuit. However, your lawyer will work hard to secure the best results possible, no matter how long it takes.

    Contact The Palmer Law Group Today

    You are not alone as you face your electrical injury recovery and pursuit of compensation. An attorney from the Palmer Law Group will keep you informed as they negotiate your claim.

    The two-year statute of limitation begins when you or a loved one suffers an electrical injury. Unfortunately, the whirlwind aftermath of your injury can cause you to lose track of time.

    Filing your civil lawsuit within the statute of limitations is crucial for your case. Failure to file your court before the deadline expires generally results in no further legal options.

    Compensation for your damages can serve as a form of justice. In addition, compensation can ease the financial stress that results for those who lost a close loved one due to electrical negligence.

    Do not give in to high-pressure tactics by insurance companies. Their goal is to protect their best interests and not yours.  Once you accept a settlement, you cannot seek additional funds later.

    Kansas personal injury and wrongful death law is complex and best left to a qualified attorney. An electrical injury attorney from the Palmer Law Group is fearless regarding insurance companies and their attorneys.

    What you or a loved one experienced is a serious matter that demands an intense fight for fair compensation. Let an electrical injury attorney work on your behalf as soon as possible.

    Act Now to Protect Your Electrical Injury Case

    Your electrical injuries may require further care or develop complications. Therefore, fighting for a fair settlement is imperative for protecting future medical care needs and costs.

    Contact the Palmer Law Group immediately if you or a loved one suffered a severe injury due to electrical negligence. We will gather and review evidence, build a strong case for compensation, and keep you informed throughout the process.

    Time passes quickly. Act now to start your journey toward possible justice for you or your loved one. Call the Palmer Law Group directly at 785-233-1836.

    Attorney LJ Leatherman

    LJ Leatherman passionately believes in fair and dedicated representation for individuals who have been affected by automobile negligence, electrical injuries, firearm litigation, wrongful death, and third-party claims against insurance companies and all other areas of personal injury litigation. [Read More]