Personal Injury: Electrocution

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A couple days following a late summer storm Laurie woke up and took the family dog for a walk.

She took her normal route around the block and cut through a path through the bushes into her back yard.

Laurie had no idea that a downed power line was hidden in the foliage. She came in contact with the wire and was killed instantly.

Laurie didn’t know that there was a downed wire in her yard, but the Power Company did.

The family turned to the lawyers at McDermott-Hickey for help.

We filed suit on behalf of Laurie’s family. After a hard fought discovery battle we learned that the downed line had been reported to the defendant power company days before Laurie was killed.

We hired the top experts in the field who reviewed the evidence including the actions and the negligent inaction by the defendant power company.

The experts concluded that the defendant was not responding to the most dangerous hazards such as the 7000 volt downed line that killed Laurie.

RESULTS: On the eve of trial the family accepted a multi-million dollar settlement. They sincerely hoped the defendant power company would change its procedures so that no other family had to suffer such a loss.