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Faulty Electrical Wiring

If there is one thing to make sure is in proper working order, it is anything that has to do with electricity. Faulty electrical wiring can lead to devastation, such as house fires or electrocution – both of which could potentially end your life or the lives of loved ones. At Altman & Altman LLP, we take premises liability cases involving faulty wiring very seriously, and assist clients all throughout Cambridge, the Greater Boston Area and throughout Massachusetts – and we can help you too.

Property Owners Must Assure Safe Electricity

Massachusetts law states that property owners and managers must take safety measures to make sure that there are no conditions on their property that could injure a patron, client, guest or invitee. This is known as premises liability law, and it holds residential and business owners responsible for making sure that their properties are 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. In these cases, the victim or family member of a person who suffered a wrongful death due to their negligence may be entitled to significant financial compensation.

Among their many legal responsibilities, property owners must ensure 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, such as burns or smoke inhalation that result from devastating fires, or injuries caused by electrocution.

Some signs that wiring might not be safe include:

  • Dried or crumbling insulation
  • Exposed inner wire
  • Unraveling or loose tape
  • Brittleness of wires
What to do if You’ve Been 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 personal injury attorney from Altman & Altman LLP will listen to your story and tell you whether or not compensation is possible. Our lawyers 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, which can help determine your eventual compensation.

The personal injury practice of Altman & Altman LLP has a team of highly-skilled, compassionate attorneys who will work tirelessly for you and create a legal strategy that is custom made for you and your specific scenario. We have more than five decades of experience, which has given us an unparalleled ability to get outstanding results for our clients.

At Altman & Altman, we are honest and direct with our clients, and the hallmark of our firm is exceptional customer service. We strive to 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 24/7 to answer any questions that you might have for us regarding your case.

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