Many household appliances are plugged into electrical outlets. While these outlets provide a way to transmit electricity, they also carry a substantial amount of risk.
If people get too close to outlets or stick a metal object into the outlet, then the electrical current may pass from the outlet into the person's body. In some cases, this act will trigger the circuit breaker, which will shut down the electrical current in tha outlet.
However, if the electrical current runs through a person's body for a significant amount of time, then it is likely that that person will incur serious injuries.
To protect against such electrocution, people should exercise caution when plugging in and unplugging electrical devices. Also, for households that have children, parents should cover unused electrical outlets.
If you or anyone you know has been injured by an electrical outlet, contact the Racine personal injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, at 800-242-2874.