Who’s Liable in Michigan Electrocution Cases?

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Electrocution Law

Electrocution Law is a type of civil litigation. A downed power line can change your family’s life in a flash. All too often, electrocution is a fatal event. The attorneys at Christensen Law have experience handling electrocution cases. They can help you understand the law and get the recovery you and your family need.
Electrocution law is a kind of tort – or civil litigation – based on negligence. In order to recover, you and your attorney will need to show that the utility company or other defendant failed to take reasonable care installing, maintaining, or repairing the power lines.
Suppliers of utilities like gas and electricity are held to a high standard of care in delivering the utilities. They must take care to properly install and upkeep their equipment and respond promptly to reports of problems. An electrical company doesn’t have a duty to unilaterally inspect the lines. But it does have a duty to prevent a downed line.

For example, in one Michigan Court of Apphttps://www.davidchristensenlaw.com/contactus/eals case, a person was electrocuted and killed as he ran across a neighbor’s lawn to warn him about a fire caused by a downed power line. The court said that the electric company had a duty to maintain overhead lines and that failing to do so could reasonably be expected to cause injury to people on the ground, including people coming to aid someone in an emergency.

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Christensen Law 
David Christensen  
25925 Telegraph Rd #200  
Southfield, MI 48033 
(248) 213-4900 
inquiry@davidchristensenlaw.com 
https://www.davidchristensenlaw.com 
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