Unfortunately, electrocution accidents can occur anywhere, at any time. For example, plugging your phone into an unsafe outlet or accidentally touching an exposed wire can lead to life-threatening injuries. Read on to learn more about electrocution accidents in Maryland and what to do if an injury occurs.
How do electrocution accidents occur?
Electrocution accidents commonly involve:
- Improperly discarded extension cords
- Exposed wires
- Fallen telephone lines
- Electrical outlets placed in unsafe locations
- Shorts in electrical appliances due to manufacturing defects
- Faulty wiring in hot tubs and pools
- Commercial equipment malfunctioning
Fulfilling the burden of proof
If you are injured due to another party’s negligence, you may be entitled to recover compensation. For example, an injury can lead to physical, financial, and emotional burdens and you may deserve compensation as a result. However, in order to recover the compensation you need and deserve, you will have to fulfill the burden of proof. This involves providing proof that your accident was a direct result of another party’s negligence. To do this, be sure to:
- Call 911
- The police can send an ambulance to the scene, file an accident report, interview witnesses, ensure the scene is safe, and more.
- Seek medical attention
- Many people want to avoid going to the doctor after an accident, but it is important to seek medical treatment. This is because it is possible to sustain a serious injury without realizing it. Additionally, this can provide you with proof of the origin and extent of your injuries. Be sure to ask for a copy of any relevant medical documents.
- Document the scene
- If possible, take pictures and videos of the hazardous conditions that caused your accident to occur. For example, if you were injured due to exposed wire, take photos of the wire.
- Obtain witness contacts
- If anyone saw your accident occur, they may be able to corroborate your version of events.
How long do I have to file a claim?
In Maryland, the statute of limitations for a personal injury claim is generally three years from the date of the accident. Failing to file within three years will likely mean forfeiting your right to pursue legal action.
If you have been injured due to another party’s negligence, our firm is here to help. Reach out today to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney.
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