Child Who Suffered Electrical Shock Burns from a Cable in Chesapeake Will Receive More than $3 Million
Electrical shock injuries can cause burns and are among the most unpleasant kinds of injuries I see as a Chesapeake personal injury lawyer.
In a recent case in Chesapeake, a settlement of at least $3 million was reached for a plaintiff who suffered burns when he came in contact with a communications cable on his property, when he was 7-years-old.
Virginia Lawyers Weekly reported the plaintiff alleged that Hampton Roads Choice Television, “violated several electrical safety codes and regulations in connection with installation and disconnection of wireless cable service.”
His personal injury lawyers said the company failed to remove a cable and a satellite dish, which had been in a tree since 1996.
I was saddened to read this boy suffered third degree burns to much of his body after he came into contact with the cable. The injuries resulted in significant impairment to his left foot and left hand and he needed numerous surgeries at the Shriners Hospital in Ohio.
The plaintiff was represented by attorney Michael F. Imprevento. The case was filed in Norfolk Circuit Court.
See our Norfolk and Chesapeake injury lawyers’ guide to electric shock injuries.
The Norfolk, VA based personal injury law firm, Cooper Hurley with client meeting locations in Virginia Beach and Hampton, handles automobile, truck, and motorcycle injuries as well as wrongful death, railroad injury cases and medical malpractice. John Cooper and Jim Hurley have over 40 years of combined experience in handling auto injury accident claims. Cooper Hurley represents people hurt in accidents in Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News and throughout VA. If you need help or advice about a serious injury, please call us at (757) 455 -0077 or see CooperHurley.com