Overhead electric power lines are such a commonplace sight in the United States that few people are aware of their inherent danger. Due to that lack of awareness some people pay a terrible price as a result. Don’t let this happen to you. If you’ve been injured by an electrical line, call a Power Line Injury Lawyer serving Delaware and Maryland from the law office of Shelsby & Leoni.
According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), there are about 125 deaths on the job each year in the United States and roughly 400 overall as a result of electrocutions. Other tragedies occur around residential properties and can be caused by inadequate inspections, installation or maintenance by energy companies.
Living Near Power Lines
If you reside close to power lines, your risks of becoming injured are greater. Common injuries associated with contact with power lines include:
Contact a Power Line Injury Lawyer in Delaware and Maryland
If you or a loved one were severely or fatally injured by a downed utility power line, you may have grounds for a lawsuit and should contact Shelsby & Leoni right away. Shelsby & Leoni has the experience and expertise to investigate complex injury cases and in litigate cases against major utilities and corporations. Please call our Delaware office at (302) 995-6210 or our Maryland office at (410) 385-5612. You can also email our firm directly by clicking here.