Faulty Electrical Wiring
Property owners and managers need to take safety measures to make sure that there are no conditions on their property that could injure a patron, client, guest or invitee. The law of premises liability holds residential and business owners responsible for making sure that their property is reasonably safe. When these owners or managers neglect to fulfill their duty of care and a person dies or suffers an injury, they can be held liable, especially where they failed to fix a hazardous condition that they knew about or should have known about.
Among many other responsibilities, they need to make sure that the electrical wiring on their premises is properly maintained and not defective. Faulty electrical wiring is extremely dangerous and can cause death or serious injuries like burns and smoke inhalation from devastating fires and electrocutions.
Signs that wiring might not be safe:
- Dried or crumbling insulation
- Exposed inner wire
- Unraveling or loose tape
- Brittleness of wires
What to do if injured:
If you or a person you know has been injured and you think that faulty electrical wiring might be to blame, call a lawyer (after you receive medical treatment). A lawyer will listen to your story and tell you whether or not compensation is possible. A good lawyer will have readily available networks of experts to investigate the cause of the fire or electrocution and medical professionals to determine the costs of your injuries.
Call the Experienced Personal Injury Attorneys of Altman & Altman LLP Today at 617 492 3000 or 800 481 6199
If you or a person you know has been hurt in a faulty electrical wiring accident on someone else’s property, call Altman & Altman LLP today. The personal injury practice of Altman & Altman has a team of highly-skilled and intelligent attorneys who will work tirelessly for you. We have more than four decades of experience, and it shows in our outstanding work. At Altman & Altman, we are honest and direct with our clients, and the hallmark of our firm is exceptional client service. We always go above and beyond to make sure that our clients are well-informed and pleased with our work. Call the personal injury attorneys of Altman & Altman LLP at 617.492.3000 or 800.481.6199 toll-free, or contact us online for a free consultation. We are available twenty-four hours per day, seven days a week to answer any questions that you might have for us.