Elgin Electrical Power Line Injury Attorneys
Utility companies are highly regulated in this country. There are many rules and regulations which provide strict requirements relating to issues such as how and where electrical lines may be placed, and when and how far they must be moved. Sometimes, however, utility companies and their contractors ignore or poorly follow these rules.
If you (or a family member) have been injured by an electrical power line injury, please enlist an attorney with a history of representing clients against electrical utility companies. At Bingham Law, we have recovered millions of dollars for clients from power companies, and we have the experience necessary to determine whether you may be able to recover compensation for you or your family. We are an established law firm representing clients throughout the State of Illinois, including Elgin and the surrounding area Together with our predecessor firm, Juergensmeyer & Associates, P.C., we have a history of more than 50 years representing personal injury victims and their families.
Don’t get hurt twice. Contact our firm now for a free consultation about your electrical power line injuries.
By law, electric lines must be hung in compliance with state regulations governing how far they must be from the sides of buildings, over rooftops, and over roadways and driveways. At Bingham Law, we know that power companies such as Commonwealth Edison, Exelon, and the Illinois Power Company have duties to inspect them and to make sure that they remain in compliance when new buildings or roads are built underneath them. When these duties are neglected, that’s where we come in.
Handling Your Serious Electrical Injury
People tend to believe that power lines are all insulated. This is not true, and people can suffer severe injuries, including
second and third degree burns, internal injuries, and death when touching these lines. In some cases, people can sustain very serious injuries merely by coming close enough to such lines for electricity to arc them. In these situations, if the power company was negligent or careless in carrying out its duties, Bingham Law can assist you in recovering compensation for your injuries.
Illinois statutes and regulations of the Illinois Commerce Commission include stringent requirements which public utility companies must adhere to regarding the placement, maintenance, and re-construction of electrical power lines and equipment. Attorney who are experienced in handling electrical power line injury cases know how to use these statutes and regulations, along with the National Electrical Safety Code, to pursue power companies for recoveries of not only customary personal injury damages, but also punitive damages and attorney’s fees in appropriate cases. If you or a loved one suffered a serious injury due to improperly placed or maintained electrical facilities, you should only seek representation by an attorney who has a history of handling these types of claims. Attorney Richard Bingham has recovered millions of dollars for clients from power companies, and has the experience necessary to determine whether you may be able to recover for your losses.
Workers on the job may have workplace accidents if they encounter a live power line. Painters, crane operators and construction workers, particularly, have to work in the vicinity of power lines and run the risk of being severely injured if regulations regarding the installation or maintenance of electric power lines have not been complied with. At Bingham Law, we handle both personal injury and workers compensation claims, and we will fully investigate whether we can pursue either or both types of claims in your case.
Contact Us Today For Experienced Representation
If you or a member of your family has been killed, injured, or shocked in a power line accident, you need an accident lawyer who is extremely experienced with the statutes and regulations which apply to power lines. Please contact an electrical power line injury lawyer at Bingham Law. We have extensive knowledge regarding the duties of power line companies to maintain and inspect their equipment. Call us toll free at 888-695-9822 or use our online contact form to get in touch with us. From our Elgin, Illinois office, we are available to represent people who have sustained serious injuries in construction accidents throughout the State of Illinois, including Elgin and the surrounding area.