Trusted Baton Rouge Electrocution Attorney Ready To Serve You
Electricity is distilled lightning, and it is all around us. It is frightening to think that the same power that lights your home can electrocute you or even kill you. If something like this has happened to you, it might not be “just an accident.” Indeed, some other party, such as a power company or an electrical equipment manufacturer, may be ultimately liable. If they are, you are entitled to fair compensation – and your claim may be worth more than you think it is. You need an experienced Baton Rouge electrocution lawyer to help you with your case.
Power Companies, Government Regulation, and “Negligence Per Se”
Power companies are heavily regulated at the local, state, and federal level. Under the “negligence per se” principle recognized by Louisiana courts, violation of a safety regulation by a power company constitutes “negligence per se,” or automatic negligence on their part. If you can prove that this negligence played a substantial role in causing the accident that injured you, you can win your claim. It is possible to win, however, even without proving a regulatory violation. Let the winning Baton Rouge electrocution attorneys at Herman, Herman & Katz support you.
Louisiana products liability law allows an individual injured by a defective product to claim damages against the product manufacturer based on:
- A design defect;
- A manufacturing defect;
- Insufficient warnings of product dangers; or
- Failure to comply with a product warranty.
Since products liability claims often need to invoke scientific and technical issues, the assistance of an experienced product liability lawyer in Louisiana is critical to maximize your chances of victory.
Suppose that your loved one died in an electrocution accident – obviously, that loved one cannot file a personal injury lawsuit. Fortunately, Louisiana law provides an avenue for compensation in the form of a wrongful death lawsuit. Under the Louisiana wrongful death statute, the surviving spouse or children of the victim can file a wrongful death lawsuit (certain other relatives are eligible to file if there is no surviving spouse or children).
Wrongful death damages can include amounts for:
- Funeral and burial expenses;
- Medical bills;
- Lost wages;
- The value of lost household services;
- Property damage from the accident;
- The pain and suffering of the victim; and
- Family member’s loss of the victim’s care, companionship, guidance, and emotional support.
About Herman, Herman & Katz, LLC
Founded in 1942, Herman, Herman & Katz, LLC, possesses over seven decades of experience representing clients just like you. The results have been extraordinary. Over the years, we have brought in a staggering $35 billion in personal injury damages for our clients – a sum that exceeds the aggregate annual GDP of dozens of the world’s nations. Our legal team of Baton Rouge electrocution lawyers can put that experience to work for you.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What are some examples of unsafe conditions that might justify a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit?
Following are only a few of the many possible examples:
- Electrical lines with insufficient clearance from the ground, nearby buildings or combustible materials
- Electrical lines that were improperly guarded
- Natural deterioration of power lines exacerbated by failure to inspect
- An electrical product with insufficient insulation, either by design or by manufacture
What is the statute of limitations deadline for filing a Louisiana personal injury or wrongful death case?
Unless an exception applies, you have one year from the date of the accident that injured you or one year from the date of death of your family member, respectively.
Can I settle my claim out of court?
That depends on the attitude of the other party and the negotiating skills of your lawyer. Indeed, most personal injury and wrongful death claims are eventually settled out of court. In fact, Louisiana courts encourage this practice because it lightens their workload. Don’t try to negotiate with a corporate defendant on your own, however, because you are likely to be negotiating against their lawyer – who is probably a professional negotiator.
If We Don’t Win, You Don’t Pay
At Herman, Herman & Katz, we charge for results and only results. Consistent with our firm philosophy, we offer this guarantee: If we don’t win your case, your total legal bill from us will be precisely $0.00. Of course, we’re not worried about going bankrupt this way, because we win the vast majority of our clients’ cases. Feel free to contact us even if you haven’t a dime in your pocket.
Get Started. Speak With A Reliable Baton Rouge Electrical Accident Lawyer Today.
If you have been injured in an electrical accident or if your loved one died as a result of one, you might not be sure who was at fault for the accident. That is why you need to contact us for a free, no-obligation consultation where our Baton Rouge electrical accident lawyers can listen to your story and explore your options. Call us or fill out our online case review form. We serve clients throughout Baton Rouge, including Westdale Heights, Southdowns, Ashley, Village St. George, and elsewhere.