Who Can Be Held Liable for Electrocution-Related Losses? | Shapiro, Washburn & Sharp

An electric shock or electrocution injury can result in expensive and extensive medical treatments for the victim, as well as loss of income, physical pain and suffering, emotional anguish, scarring, disfigurement, and more. A personal injury attorney can help victims pursue damages for those losses against the responsible party. Depending on the circumstances of the incident, there may be more than one party who is liable for damages.

If the incident occurred in a home or business, then the property owner may be liable for the injuries the victim has suffered. In cases where the electrocution was caused by a defective product or lack of appropriate warning, then the manufacturer of the product could be found liable for the victim’s losses.