(800) 561-4887

No Fee If We Don't Win

Do I have a case for my personal injury?

Free Case Evaluation - Our full time staff is ready to evaluate your case submission and will respond in a timely manner.

Electrocution Accident Lawyer

California Electrocution accident Lawyer

Coming into contact with an electrical current can be deadly to the human body. A shock can cause serious injuries – from burns to heart problems – and even prove fatal. If an electric shock has harmed you or a loved one, contact the California electrocution accident lawyers of Bisnar Chase.

The world relies on electricity. Every home and workplace is filled with appliances and electrical sockets. In most cases, these are perfectly safe. However, accidents and malfunctions can happen, and plenty of examples of safety negligence result in severe electrocution injuries. This is where a skilled and experienced electric shock accident lawyer comes in.

Call us now at (949) 203-3814 for immediate help, or click the button below to arrange a free consultation with an expert California electrocution accident attorney.

At Bisnar Chase we have a 99% success rate and have collected more than $650 million for our clients.

If you have been hurt by an electric shock due to the fault of another person or company, you deserve to be compensated. Trust our California personal injury lawyers to fight for you.

Electrocution Accident Attorney

Electrocution vs. Electric Shock

Electrocution refers to a person coming into contact with an electric current. An accident will involve the electric current passing through the body of the victim and causing shock injuries.

Electrocution vs Electric Shock – Is there a difference?

Technically, electrocution refers specifically to a fatal shock which results in the death of the victim. The word originates from a combination of ‘electricity’ and ‘execution’. However, informal use of the word is now used to describe a shock that results in death or injury.

Electric shock is a wider term that can mean a minor or serious incident. It will still involve an electric charge coming into contact with the body, but may not lead to injury.

Common Causes of Electric Shock Lawsuits

common causes of electrical shock and electrocution

There are several common causes of electrocution accidents in California, which can leave people with severe injuries. These include:

  • Contact with frayed or damaged power cords, extension leads, and chargers
  • Faulty electrical items and appliances
  • Overuse or misuse of extension cords
  • Damaged power lines
  • Old or poorly maintained wiring within a home or workplace
  • Live wires at construction sites and renovation projects
  • Exposed electricals near water
  • Working on electrical systems without proper training or safety equipment. 

When you come into contact with an electrical current through any of these sources, you could receive a significant shock, resulting in serious injuries.

If you believe you have an electrocution injury claim, contact our personal injury attorneys for expert help and guidance in navigating the California courts and laws.

A law firm specializing in injury and accidents is best equipped to handle these types of cases. An electrocution accident lawyer has the knowledge and experience to seek total compensation for injured plaintiffs in California. 

Electrocution Injuries and Effects

Several factors can impact how severe an electrocution injury is. These include:

  • The type and strength of the electric current
  • The length of time a person comes into contact with a high-voltage current
  • The person’s health before the incident

The type of injuries that can be caused by an electrocution accident include:

  • Burns
  • Muscle spasming
  • Heart problems including cardiac arrest
  • Loss of consciousness or coma
  • Headaches and loss of hearing or vision
  • Seizures
  • Loss of feeling in extremities
  • Death

These common electric shock injuries show just how dangerous an accident can be. The most serious injuries are considered to be cardiac issues and burns. In many cases, electrocution burn injuries may appear superficial but could have had a devastating impact internally.

If you have suffered an injury, you should seek medical attention as soon as possible, before turning to an electrocution injury attorney for legal help.

Electrocution Injury Statistics

electrocution accident statistics

Most people think that they will never be injured by a serious electric shock. But even if you know the risks and take all reasonable precautions, faulty wiring or equipment could leave you with an injury.

The following electrocution accident statistics show how dangerous an electric shock can be to victims:

  • There are more than 1,000 electrocution deaths every year, including 400+ high-voltage shock deaths
  • At least 30,000 electric shock accidents leave victims with non-fatal but serious injuries each year
  • Such incidents account for about 5% of all hospital burn unit admissions
  • Many electric shock accidents happen in the workplace. They are the fourth-largest cause of traumatic deaths in the workplace
  • A huge 80% of injuries occur to adults, with children accounting for 20% of electrical injuries

These statistics show that electric shock injuries are not restricted to careless people sticking silverware into the toaster. It is a serious issue, often arising from negligent acts in electrical safety, manufacturing, and maintenance.

What to Do If You Are Electrocuted

If you have suffered an electric shock and believe you have a legal claim, take the following steps:

  1. Call 911.
    Make sure you receive medical treatment if needed. Medical reports can be requested and later used as evidence.
  2. Document the accident.
    Take pictures of the unsafe scene, as well as any visible injuries.
  3. Stay away from the source of the shock.
    Steer clear if possible, and use non-conductive materials if you need to get close to the shock source.
  4. Speak to witnesses.
    Get signed witness accounts of the accident, as well as their contact details so you can reach out to them again if needed.
  5. Write your own account.
    Write down a detailed description of the incident from your own point of view while the details are still fresh in your mind.
  6. Contact an electrocution accident Attorney.
    Approach an experienced electrocution injury attorney in California for expert advice on how to proceed.

Click for more information on electric shock first aid, and how to react after an accident has happened.

Who is Liable for An Electrocution Injury Claim?

It is important to work with your electrocution accident lawyer to determine who was responsible for an electric shock injury. Liability will depend on when and where the accident happened.

There are several areas of California law that can be used to sue a negligent party after an electrocution accident.

  • Premises Liability

    If the owner or manager of a property either knew about an electrical problem and failed to fix it, or should have known about the problem, they could be liable for an injury or incident. For instance, if a building owner knew that their wiring was unsafe but failed to act, they could be sued in an electrocution lawsuit.

  • Lack of Training

    Employers have a responsibility to train workers in electrical safety, as well as how to use potentially dangerous electric equipment properly. If proper training is not conducted or enforced, the employer could be held responsible for a resulting accident.

  • Negligent Supervision

    Negligent supervision is often applied to cases where children suffer electric shock injuries. For instance, daycare workers must watch youngsters to make sure they are not exposed to dangerous electrical settings. Fault could also apply if a child was allowed to swim in an outdoor pool during a lightning strike while under another person’s care.

  • Vicarious Liability

    If an employee acts carelessly or negligently, they may be held liable. However, vicarious fault could also put some level of responsibility on their employer, who is accountable for their workplace actions.

  • Product Liability

    Anyone involved in the manufacturing or production of a product is responsible for taking all reasonable care to ensure its safety. If someone is shocked or suffers an electrocution injury from a defective or malfunctioning product, a lawsuit could follow.

Finding the Best Electrocution Accident Attorney Near Me

At Bisnar Chase we pride ourselves on offering top-quality representation to electric shock injury victims.

An electrocution injury lawsuit can have a number of benefits. First and foremost, it can hold the culprit accountable for their negligent actions. We believe that this is important. No one should have their lives put at risk due to carelessness or negligence.

An electric shock lawsuit may also lead to safety improvements. This can stop other people suffering from the same dangers.

In addition, an injury claim in California can result in compensation being paid to the victim. Our electric shock accident lawyers are experts when it comes to negotiating settlements with defense teams and insurance companies. But they are also skilled trial lawyers who will not hesitate to take a case before a jury if needed.

Our electrocution injury lawyers are based in Orange County and have secured spectacular results for clients across Southern California. The areas we serve include:

You can trust our California electrocution accident attorneys to fight for you and secure the maximum compensation possible.

Electrocution Injury Damages and Compensation

The amount of compensation a victim will receive in a personal injury case will depend on a wide range of variables.

These are some of the factors which can affect the amount of compensation a victim receives:

  • The severity of their injury
  • Any long-term effects caused by the electric shock
  • Pain and suffering
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of ability to work in a chosen career/loss of earning potential
  • The level of negligence associated with the electric shock accident
  • Medical bills and care costs
  • In the case of wrongful death – funeral/burial costs, loss of life and companionship

An experienced California electrocution accident lawyer will be able to work with you to evaluate the potential value of your claim.

Trust Bisnar Chase with your Electrocution Case

Trust Bisnar Chase for your electrocution accident claim

Electrocution is extremely dangerous and can result in serious injury or death. Whether you have suffered an injury in an electric shock accident at work, or been hurt by a defective electrical product, we can help you with your case.

Bisnar Chase takes pride in helping victims and family members secure the maximum compensation possible from electric shock injury claims. Our skilled electrocution attorneys have built up a 99% success rate. They have collected more than $800 million for our clients over the last 45 years.

Our law firm is proud to offer a ‘No Win, No Fee’ guarantee. This allows us to advance all costs for our clients. We only get paid if we win your case.

Contact our California electrocution accident lawyer now! Call (949) 203-3814 for immediate help, visit our law offices in Newport Beach or click to arrange a free consultation now.

Electrocution Accident Attorney

  • If you or a loved one have suffered from any personal injuries as a result of someone else’s negligence, know your rights and contact a personal injury attorney today. The electrocution accident attorneys of Bisnar Chase have decades of winning cases and have recovered hundreds of millions for their clients.

Related Electrocution News

Case Results

  • 1


    Consumer Class Action

  • 2


    Motor Vehicle Accident

  • 3


    Auto Defect – Seat Manufacturers, Johnson Controls

  • 4


    Motorcycle Accident

  • 5


    Defective Seatback

  • 6


    Bicycle Accident

Client Reviews

Bisnar Chase Review - Natalie

I’m so impressed with this law firm. I lost my mother because of a seat defect when she was rear-ended in an auto accident and Bisnar Chase stepped up and took our case. The staff is wonderful and Brian Chase took his time explaining everything via phone with me. I’m honored to have the best of the best working on our family’s behalf, trying to get justice for my Mom, because of a negligent car company still manufacturing faulty seats. I look forward to working with this firm and am hopeful for a positive outcome. Thank you so much, Brian Chase. I know you will work your hardest on this case. God Bless you.

Natalie C.
Bisnar Chase Reviews

Bisnar Chase has been amazing with me through my lawsuit. I felt real compassion for my case and I was given their very best to make sure I was well taken care of. In addition to the great service given during my case, Bisnar Chase helped me get my son to his invited USA Football Team camp in Texas. They immediately offered to help fund the trip and are so supportive of his journey. I felt Kristi is just as excited for him as I am with this opportunity. Kristi has been an absolute delight to talk with. Bisnar Chase is more than I ever expected I could get in an attorney. I would recommend them to anyone!

Christina Del Real
Bisnar Chase Google Review - Lena

I wasn’t sure if I needed a personal injury attorney because I’d never been in a car accident before. I assumed I’d just go straight through the other driver’s insurance but that quickly became a nightmare. I spent months fighting over the simplest of issues about my case, which was 100% the other driver’s fault. I hired Bisnar Chase to see if they could just take it over for me. I was really impressed with how much they communicated everything to me! I suddenly started getting calls from the insurance company, imagine that. My final settlement was 6 times what I asked for to begin with. Everyone I dealt with was really involved in what was best for me, not the insurance.

Lena Murillo
Bisnar Chase Google Review

I had an attorney for my truck accident who wanted almost 60% of what my case was worth. Worse than that, he was willing to settle for $5,000.00 with the insurance company even though I was still treating for whiplash and back pain. I contacted Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys because a friend recommended them. My case was handled exceptionally well! I was being kept notified throughout the whole process and only when I was comfortable with the settlement figure, did my attorney Gavin Long, accept it. I felt like we were working together and I felt listened to. I would refer Bisnar Chase to anyone who wants quality over quantity!

Lauren B

Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys, LLP

1301 Dove St STE 120, Newport Beach, CA 92660


Have a Question that wasn’t answered here?