Florida Exposed Wiring Attorney
Exposed wires on electrical appliances and electronics pose a risk of injury. Exposed wires within the home’s skeleton are also dangerous. At the law office of Halpern, Santos & Pinkert, P.A., our Florida exposed wiring attorneys can help you hold the responsible party liable if you’ve suffered injuries or damages as a result of exposed wiring. Reach out to us directly today to learn more about our legal services and your rights if you’ve been harmed.
Risks & Injuries from Exposed Wiring
Exposed wiring in a home or business is incredibly dangerous. Risks of exposed wiring include both electrocution risk and fire risk, which can lead to severe injuries and damages. Injuries that may result from an exposed wiring accident include:
- Traumatic brain injury
- Burn injuries
- Internal organ damage
- Loss of use of limb
- Death in severe cases
- Property damage
Whether from an electrocution injury or a fire caused by exposed wiring, the monetary damages involved can be great. Monetary damages may be in the form of medical bills, lost wages, property damage expenses, pain, suffering, and emotional distress.
Who’s Liable for Harm Caused By Exposed Wiring?
When an accident occurs, the first thing that should happen (after the victim gets medical care) is a thorough investigation to determine how the accident happened and how it could have been prevented. Exposed wiring may be inside of a home’s skeleton and the result of defective installation, maintenance, or repair over the years, or it can be the wiring on electronics and appliances. If the latter is true, the manufacturer of the appliance may be liable.
An investigation will provide clues about against whom to file a claim for damages. Contractors, manufacturers, construction companies, individuals, and other private parties can all be named in a personal injury suit. In order to win a claim for damages caused by exposed wiring, you will need to prove that the defendant in the case breached the duty of care owed to you, the breach was the proximate cause of your injury, and you suffered actual damages as a result. Note that in many products liability claims, strict liability laws apply; you do not have to prove negligence.
Get Help from a Qualified Florida Injury Attorney Near You
If you or a loved one has been injured or suffered harm as a result of exposed wiring, you have legal options. After getting medical care and documenting as much as you can about the accident, you should call an attorney who can help you to investigate your claim. At the office of Helpern, Santos & Pinkert, P.A., we work with investigative experts who can add clout to your claim.
Our lawyers work on a contingency fee basis and always offer free consultations. If you believe you have a claim following an exposed wire accident and injury, please call our law firm directly or send us a message directly using the intake form on our website. We are here to support you.