Kentucky Electric Shock AttorneyWritten by ruxandra
Being the victim of an electrical injury accident can be life altering and as a Kentucky lawyer, it is your job to provide legal assistance to the victim. According to data obtained by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, most electrocution accidents occur in the construction industry. Because of this, one of the best electric shock attorneys in America, Chris Beard, offered to share his vast knowledge about electrocution cases through this website.
The state of Kentucky follows the Comparative Fault, meaning that amount of damages which can be recovered will be reduced based upon the plaintiff’s own negligence degree. You should also know that there are some limitations on awards against the state, including a $200,000 cap per claim, an overall $350,000 cap for each accident, there is no recovery for pain and suffering or for mental distress, and no collateral claims can be dependent on loss to another. These limitations apply unless modified by the court.
Next, you will discover Chris’s top 10 tips for personal injury lawyers from Kentucky who are dealing with electrocution injury accidents.
- The importance of taking photographs
The accident scene can point towards the person responsible for the accident and your client’s injuries. No matter if the victim suffered an occupational electrical injury (like in construction), electrocution from a phone charger or car battery, or due to a missing hazard sign, you should ask your client to photograph the accident scene as soon as possible to preserve valuable evidence.
- The tool or device that caused the accident
Preserving the tool or electrical device that caused the accident can prove vital for the outcome of the case. The tool or device can be examined and based on the results, a claim can be filed against the liable party.
- Family and coworkers
In the electrical injury lawsuit, you will have to present how the accident occurred. By talking to your client’s family or coworkers who have witnessed the accident you can make a clear image of what happened.
- Medical records
Direct and alternative currents are very dangerous and can cause very dangerous injuries. What is worse is that the electrical injury can be permanent and affect your client’s ability to work and make a living. Some of the most common electrical injuries in Kentucky include scars, nerve damage injury, brain damage, electrocution chronic pain, arrhythmia, and many more. The effects of an electrical injury can differ from one person to another and can be much worse if the accident happens during pregnancy. Get the medical records of the victim as soon as possible.
- Electrical building code in Kentucky
A Kentucky electrical injury lawsuit is not as straightforward as other types of cases. That is why it is vital for you to know the local (state and municipal) building codes. In cities such as Louisville, Bowling Green, Lexington, Frankfort and many others, you have special municipal building codes which you also have to know.
- Prepare the electrocution victim for the statement
To increase your client’s chances of receiving electrocution compensation, as a lawyer from Kentucky, you have to prepare them for when they have to give an official statement. You should also tell your client not to talk about the electrical injury to the insurance company without you present.
- Witnesses are important
Finding the right witnesses can be challenging, especially if you don’t start searching for them immediately after the accident occurred. That is why you should act as soon as possible.
- Kentucky electrical injury experts
As a Kentucky electrical injury attorney, you need to get in touch with some of the best electrocution injury experts, such as work safety experts, economists, electrical engineers, and many more.
- Liability within the chain of distribution
Most of the time, the liability for the electrocution accident will fall on someone from the chain of distribution, including the manufacturer, retailer, designer, supplier, etc. It is your job as a personal injury lawyer to determine who from the chain of distribution is responsible for the electrical accident.
- Getting in touch with Chris Beard
If this is your first electrocution case, it is best not to “walk in the dark” and consult with one of nation’s best electric shock lawyers, Chris Beard. Over the years Chris has dealt with a vast number of electrocution cases and he knows the best tricks on how to win this type of cases. In addition to this, Chris has formed over the years a wide network of electrical injury experts from all over the US, including Kentucky, who can be put at your disposal if needed.