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California Power Line Accidents

A recent accident in Discovery Bay involving a big rig resulted in a power surge. The big rig collided into a power pole, which knocked down lines and sheared the pole in half. Residents of the area reported a power explosion that caused a deafening noise and threw projectiles several meters. Fortunately, the driver of the rig was not seriously injured. The Pacific Gas and Electric Company reports that the high power transmission lines at the top of these types of poles carry 60,000 volts. These high power transmission lines crossed with lower residential lines during the accident, which were charged with 21,000 volts. The meeting of these two lines caused a power surge. A nearby school was evacuated as a result of this accident, Common Causes of Power Line Accidents – There are several different ways in which power line accidents can occur. Some of the most common causes of these accidents include the following: Adverse weather and climate conditions, Construction cranes that collide with power lines, Defectively installed power lines, Drilling and excavation work that is performed near power lines, Dump trucks and other large vehicles including big rigs that collide with power lines, Electrical companies that fail to properly maintain power lines, Large vehicles that collide with power lines, Trees that fall on power lines, Underground construction that causes the power line to fall.

The Nature of Dangerous Activities – In the state of California, work on power lines is considered a dangerous activity. As a result, power companies and workers must take great caution when handling power lines when these lines are at risk of causing injury to others or damaging property. The absence of caution in these situations is often found to constitute negligence.

The Types of Injuries Caused by Electrocution – Electrical injuries are often quite serious and can even result in death. Treatment for electrical injuries often requires extended hospitalization. Some of the most common electrical injuries include the following: Breathing problems, Burns, Damage to internal organs, Fatalities, Irregular heartbeat, Lung failure, Nerve damage, Permanent brain damage, Problems hearing and swallowing, Seizures, Vision difficulty including blindness.

Steps to Take After a Motor Vehicle/Power Line Accident – There are some important steps that motorists should take when they are involved in a power line accident, which include: If a vehicle directly collides with a power line, remain inside the vehicle and wait for the help of emergency workers, If you must escape the vehicle due to the danger of fire, tuck your arms and jump out of the vehicle so that your body does not touch the automobile and the ground at the same time, For bystanders who witness an accident occur, avoid approaching the accident scene.

Speak to a Personal Injury and Accident Attorney – Accidents involving power lines often result in serious injuries and even fatalities. If you or a loved one is seriously harmed in a power line accident, contact a knowledgeable accident attorney. The Law Office of Justin H. King represents victims who have suffered injury or worse in auto accidents. His office also covers a wide scope of personal injury related claims/case, such as auto accidents, dog bites, wrongful death and more, you can see them all here. Justin H. King is nationally recognized and offers his dedicated and personal representation to victims throughout the Inland Empire.

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09:02 18 Dec 22
I went from feeling like a basket case from all the stress to feeling calm and collected after talking to Justin. He is a phenomenal personal injury lawyer and is a truly calming and reassuring presence. This firm helped me in ways I can't even adequately put into words, other than to say Thank You, Justin, to you and your awesome team.
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After an auto accident, I felt really nervous calling an attorney because I had never worked with one before. But from the first conversation I had with Jessica, I felt so at ease. Justin then called me and was so easy going and we had a nice conversation too. The entire staff took great care of me and I am very happy.
Sheila HughesSheila Hughes
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I was in a car accident that was not my fault two years ago. A friend of mine had a family member who had been helped in the past by Justin King, and they suggested I call him. I'm so glad I did! Justin and his team took great care of my situation and got a great settlement for me. I highly recommend them if you have been in an accident. You will be very happy with what this firm. They are smart, hard-working, honest, and take great care of their clients.
Margaret JamesMargaret James
04:43 01 Dec 22
Justin's entire staff is the best car accident lawyer team in Rancho Cucamonga. Justin, Oliver, Jessica, and Garrett all provided me with excellent service and treated me like family. They are all such great people, and always so honest and responsive to me. I gladly recommend them to anyone needing the services of a car accident lawyer in the Inland Empire.
Wm HollandWm Holland
06:13 17 Nov 22
When I needed a lawyer following a car accident on the Interstate 15 Freeway in Rancho Cucamonga, Justin King, and his team were there for me. I appreciated how his entire staff always seemed happy to answer my questions and were so good about returning all my phone calls and emails. I could tell this firm has immense experience in helping people get their life back after an unfortunate car crash. I was so happy with the outcome of my case and the results Justin obtained from the insurance company on my behalf. I have recommended their office to all my family members and neighbors. I hope you never need to call them. But if you need the best car accident lawyers, I can vouch that they are excellent.
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