A woman went outside to her backyard to make a cell phone call when she noticed a tree burning in her backyard from a power line that had overheated. The power line then fell and electrocuted the woman. It took 20 minutes for help to arrive and she died three days later.
The loss of a loved one through the reckless or negligent actions of another person or company is devastating. Not only have you lost your loved one, but also the death was needless and could have been avoided had the individual involved not been negligent. In this case the power company had failed to properly train their workers to carefully maintain the condition of the wires, especially when it has been reported already. If you have lost a loved one under such circumstances, it is crucial that you immediately contact a Martin County wrongful death attorney to assist you in your claim for compensation. Contact a Martin County Wrongful Death Attorneyfrom Lauri J. Goldstein & Associates, PLLC, if you have lost a loved one due to negligence or a reckless act of another.
Her husband had complained to the power company months before this accident because the spliced power line had failed twice in the past and he was concerned for his family's safety. The company tried to argue that the woman had put herself in harms way by standing under the power line while she was making her phone call. The jury awarded the husband and two young children a verdict of $109 million.