Electricians and construction site workers alike face many dangers on work sites and construction sites. Electrical accidents are some of the most deadly kinds of workplace accidents. These accidents are not limited to the workplace, adults and children often come into contact with downed electrical wires or may be electrocuted in accidents at home.
Here’s what any victim of an electrical accident can expect to happen in a lawsuit:
1. Hiring a lawyer for an electrical accident case in PA or NJ
Choosing the right lawyer is the beginning and most important step an injured person can make. Factors like experience, reputation, trust, etc. are all important. Read about about hiring a workplace accident lawyer.
2. Paying a work accident lawyer
Almost all personal injury lawyers work on contingency. This means that they take all the risk and pay for all fees and costs up front. After the case is tried or settled and a monetary award received, the lawyer will then deduct their fee and costs. If there is no recovery, most lawyers will not require the client to pay fees or reimburse costs. Read about contingency fees in personal injury cases in PA and NJ.
3. Filing an electrical accident lawsuit
After a lawyer is hired, the lawyer will investigate the accident, the injuries and the parties to determine the best venue to file the lawsuit. Once the lawsuit is filed, the case will proceed according to that court’s rules.
The defendants in an electrical accident case often include contractors, subcontractors and electric companies. In some instances, a product like an electrical component part may have malfunctioned, which means that there may be a defective product liability case. Any person or company whose negligent action contributed to the happening of the accident may be liable under the laws of Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
5. Case workup
After the case is filed, the parties will conduct discovery. Witnesses and parties will give depositions. Evidence like reports, pictures, video, etc. may be obtained.
6. Conclusion of the case
After discovery is completed, the case will be resolved. Most cases resolve short of going to trial. However, each case will proceed as though it were headed for trial. Cases may be tried, arbitrated, mediated or otherwise settled prior to trial.
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To submit your case for review by our Pennsylvania and New Jersey electrical accident and injury lawyers, call Click To Call. Our lawyers are available for a free, no obligation legal consultation, and can obtain special admission in other states, such as New York or Delaware, on a case by case basis.
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Our electrical accident attorneys serve those injured in the following areas: Allegheny County, PA; Berks County, PA; Bucks County, PA; Chester County, PA; Delaware County, PA; Lehigh County, PA; Montgomery County, PA; Northampton County, PA: Philadelphia County, PA; Atlantic County, NJ; Burlington County, NJ; Camden County, NJ; Cumberland County, NJ; Gloucester County, NJ; Salem County, NJ; New Castle County, DE; Kent County, DE; Atlantic City, NJ; Philadelphia, PA; Pittsburgh, PA; Newark, NJ; Doylestown, PA; Media, PA; West Chester, PA; Norristown, PA; Camden, NJ; Wilmington, DE; Newark, DE; Georgetown, DE; and New Castle, DE. Our lawyers can obtain special admission in other states on a case by case basis.
Published: June 25, 2012