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    Super Lawyers

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    LawDragon

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  • Super Lawyers Rising Stars
    Super Lawyers Rising Stars

    The research team at Super Lawyers choose less than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state to receive their Rising Stars honors. Super Lawyers is a rating service composed of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas and uses a statewide survey of lawyers and independent research to evaluate and select candidates.

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    Martindale - Hubbell AV Preeminent

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    Save Our Juries

    Save Our Juries was founded in 1958 and is a public awareness campaign sponsored by the American Board of Trial Advocates. Some of the most respected plaintiff and defense civil attorneys in the United States are members of ABOTA. The goal of Save Our Juries to educate and mobilize citizens to protect our Seventh Amendment rights.

Electrocution & Electrical Injuries

Rhode Island Personal Injury Lawyers

Contact with electricity can cause catastrophic injuries or death. If the victim does not lose his or her life, such lasting injuries as severe burns, spinal cord injury, organ damage, eardrum rupture, and amnesia are just a few of the consequences of a severe electric shock. The cost of emergency treatment and ongoing medical care may be considerable. The victim may be unable to return to work for a time, if at all. The family of a victim who has lost his or her life due to electrocution will be facing a future without the support, love, and care of their loved one.

Decof, Barry, Mega & Quinn, P.C. applies extensive experience to our clients’ electrocution cases. In over four decades handling personal injury and wrongful death actions across Rhode Island, our lawyers have built a strong reputation and track record for success in this complex field. We have the resources and expertise to secure the best possible result in every case we handle.

For more information on electrical injuries and the steps you should take to help you seek fair compensation call (401) 200-4059.

Causes of Electrocution

Electrocution can be caused by any type of contact with electricity. This can come from various sources and may have any of a number of causes, such as:

  • Defective appliances and electronics
  • Construction site electrocution
  • Faulty wiring in or near swimming pools and Jacuzzis
  • Contact with high-voltage power lines
  • Unsafe electric outlets
  • A third-party’s failure to protect against electrocution

Injuries Caused by Electric Shock

Electric shock can cause a number of serious injuries, depending on the voltage and the location of contact with the source of electricity.

We recommend calling a Rhode Island injury lawyer if you or a loved one has experienced any type of electrical injury, such as:

  • Cardiac arrest
  • Severe burns
  • Nerve and other soft tissue damage
  • Fractures from falling or being thrown
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Breathing problems
  • Kidney damage
  • Muscle damage
  • Cataracts
  • Amnesia
  • Seizures
  • Eardrum rupture
  • Confusion
  • Psychological trauma

Contact Decof, Barry, Mega & Quinn, P.C. today at (401) 200-4059 to arrange your free consultation.