Electric currents can cause severe injuries (such as muscle, nerve, and tissue destruction, cardiac arrest, and burns), so you should be particularly careful to avoid situations which may lead to electric shock, including:
Your injury could have resulted from various construction problems with the product. To win your case, one element you must establish is that the product that shocked you was problematic before you received it. More specifically, you will need to demonstrate that the item was substandard when it left the manufacturer’s or seller’s control, which can be done by showing a:
Your shock injury may be attributed to the work of any number of people in the distribution chain. Therefore, the following entities can be held responsible:
Depending on the laws regulating product liability in the state where you were injured, you may be able to sue on one of the following grounds:
Even if you have been shocked by a bad product, you may not be able to recover. A judge evaluating your case will consider many aspects of the injury, including the defense's claims. For example, she will want to know whether you:
A local lawyer familiar with state laws relating to product liability is in the best position to inform you of your rights and responsibilities. A personal injury attorney will also be able to represent you in court, if necessary.
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