Seeking Fair Compensation For Electrocutions On Boat Docks
Boating is a popular leisurely activity and a favorite pastime for Missouri and Kansas residents. However, a day of fun and relaxation can turn tragic when dock owners do not make safety a top priority.
Hazards exist not only in the water, but also on docks all along the shoreline. Serious and deadly electrical accidents can be caused by the following:
- Wet docks
- Proximity of electricity to water (electrical device, outlet or wire)
- Overloaded or ungrounded circuits
- Defective wiring
- Poor maintenance of electrical equipment
If you or a loved one was injured, or a family member was killed, because a dock owner was negligent in their duty of care, then consider contacting Kelly, Symonds & Reed, LLC, in Lee’s Summit. We have successfully handled a number of electrocution cases related to boat docks in Missouri and Kansas. We know how to seek fair compensation that covers all of the damages you have suffered.
A Dangerous Situation Can Lead To Deadly Results
Electricity and water are a dangerous and deadly combination. Area docks that have lighting require installations by skilled professionals and ongoing care by the dock owner. Docks not up to code or those that have fallen into disrepair pose serious risks to nearby swimmers. Coming into contact with exposed wires from conduit breaks or grabbing a metal part of the dock can result in serious injuries and death.
Dock owners are responsible for ensuring the safety for those on the dock and in the water. Visual inspections on their part combined with professional inspections can prevent electrocutions and save lives. Falling short of their responsibilities in any way can lead to serious burns and electrical shock drowning (ESD).
Turn To Us For Legal Help And Support
While medical attention comes first, legal representation must soon follow if you want to hold the negligent dock owner accountable. Our attorneys and paralegals combine their years of experience handling a variety of personal injury claims and knowledge of tort law to build strong cases that hold negligent dock owners accountable for their carelessness.
We do not shy away from complex cases. Justice can prevail, in spite of the obstacles. We fight to maximize compensation for the losses you have suffered and the long-term impact of the accident.
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We encourage you to schedule a free initial consultation with our team of skilled personal injury lawyers. Discuss the details of your case in private and get a better idea of the legal steps you may need to take to recover the compensation you need and deserve.