What to Know About Electrocution Accidents in New Jersey

An injury can take a major toll on one’s life. For example, an injury may lead to exorbitant medical expenses, physical pain and suffering, emotional systems such as the loss of enjoyment of life, and more. If your injury was a result of another party’s negligence, there is a good chance that you deserve compensation to help ease the burdens you now face as a result. Electrocution accidents occur more often than you may realize and are often a result of negligence. Read on to learn more about electrocution accidents in New Jersey.

How do electrocution accidents occur?

Electrocution accidents can be a result of manufacturer negligence, faulty wiring, and more. The most common electrocution accidents involve:

  • Improperly discarded extension cords
  • Exposed wires Fallen telephone lines
  • Electrical outlets placed in unsafe locations
  • Shorts in electrical appliances due to manufacturing defects
  • Faulty wiring in hot tubs and pools
  • Commercial equipment malfunctioning

Recovering compensation:

If your accident was a result of negligence, you will need to provide proof of this negligence. In order to do so, be sure to take pictures and videos at the scene of the accident. If possible, document the hazardous conditions that caused your accident to occur. Additionally, be sure to seek medical treatment. This will ensure that your injuries receive proper treatment while simultaneously providing you with proof of the origin and extent of your injuries.

What is the statute of limitations in New Jersey?

If you are involved in an electrocution accident, you may be entitled to recover compensation. However, you will have to file your claim on time. This deadline is known as a statute of limitations. In New Jersey, the statute of limitations for a personal injury accident is generally two years from the date of the accident. Failing to file within two years will likely mean forfeiting your right to take legal action, therefore giving up your right to recover the compensation you need and deserve. To avoid missing any important deadlines, contact an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible.

If you have been injured due to an electrocution accident in New Jersey, our firm is here to help. Contact our firm today to discuss your options.


Stathis & Leonardis, LLC is an experienced personal injury law firm in Middlesex County, New Jersey that is committed to helping clients who have been hurt due to another party’s negligence. If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident or were injured on another person’s property, please do not hesitate to contact our firm today.

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