Livermore, CA asked in Personal Injury for Oregon

Q: I was electrocuted In Goodwill

I was testing an electric blower and the employee from the store handed me a bad extension cord that was missing the ground yea and I was electrocuted.

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Joanne Reisman
Joanne Reisman
Answered
  • Portland, OR
  • Licensed in Oregon

A: Electrocuted? Then you are dead now if that's what you mean. Probably you got an electric shock. Unless this caused a medical problem where you ended up needing medical treatment this isn't going to be the type of case that most Attorneys could find a way to take economically. So if you did get injured and required medical attention you could talk to an Attorney about whether you have a good case or not. But you will still have to prove that Goodwill was negligent. So hard to say if you have a good case or not.

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Mr. Michael O. Stevens
Mr. Michael O. Stevens
Answered
  • Hillsboro, OR
  • Licensed in Oregon

A: If you got a burn or sought medical treatment, then it might be worth it, but it would likely be a small case.

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Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
Answered

A: You could consult with an attorney, but unless there are burns, neurological damages, or other forms of injury associated with voltages and currents generally above household ranges, it could be a difficult case. An attorney who takes such a case on contingency would have to assess the severity of damages and their documentation. A quick attorney consult could help you decide the direction you choose to take with the matter.

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