Recognizing Injuries Caused by Electric Shock
Sometimes, faulty consumer products may lead to electrical shock injuries. Although uncommon, any individual – especially a child – may experience electrocution. The most common sources of electric shock involve contact with exposed wiring, electrical appliances (including computers), power lines, and electrical circuitry. Lightning is a less frequent source of electric shock injuries, but it still does pose a serious risk to humans.
Immediate Symptoms of Electrical Injury
Depending on the circumstances of electrical exposure – such as the amount of voltage involved – the severity of an individual’s electrocution injuries may vary. Electrocution can, for instance, lead to any of the following injuries:
- Cardiac arrest
- Skin burns
- Irregular heartbeat
- Muscle spasms
- Breathing problems
- Numbness or tingling
If you believe you or someone you love has been wrongly electrocuted by their consumer product, such as an electrical appliance, it may be wise to contact a product liability lawyer for help. Don’t forget to always take proper precautions with electricity, regardless.
Contact a Columbia Personal Injury Lawyer for Help
If you’re in Columbia and you’ve found yourself a victim of injury due to faulty consumer products or an unsafe premises, don’t hesitate to contact Goings Law Firm, LLC. Our attorneys have the experience it takes to fight for your rights to both compensation and justice. Feel free to give our highly experienced South Carolina legal team a call at (803) 350-9230 today.