When electrical failures or malfunctions result in an electrical fire, those injured may find that another party’s negligence was to blame. Whether you were injured in your own apartment, at work, or on another private or public property, you may have a legal claim against the manager or owner of that property.
If you have been left to pay the price for someone else’s negligence in starting an electrical fire, Cullan & Cullan is here to fight for you. Our experienced legal team comprises attorneys who hold degrees in medicine, anatomy, and engineering. This unique combination of skills has resulted in the recovery of over $350 million in compensation for our clients, as well as numerous industry awards and accolades. To date, we have helped thousands of clients find justice.
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Common Causes of Electrical Fires
From 2012 to 2016, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) identified electrical failures as the second-leading cause of home fires.
Some of the most common electrical failures behind these types of fires involve:
- Defective or ungrounded power outlets
- Defective electrical appliances
- Defective lighting fixtures
- Rodents, pests, and other animals
- Faulty electrical wiring
- Extension cords
- Space heaters
At Cullan & Cullan, our doctor-lawyers will investigate your case to identify the root cause of your electrical fire and the negligent party responsible for it.
Can You Sue Your Landlord for an Electrical Fire?
A landlord is required by law to ensure that their property (apartment, condo, house, or other residential building) is safe for tenants, which includes identifying and fixing any electrical fire hazards. If your landlord either knew or should have reasonably known of the fire hazard but failed to fix it, they may be legally responsible for your electrical fire injuries.
Electrical Fires on Public and Private Properties
Any property owner can be held liable for their negligence in starting or failing to prevent an electrical fire.
If you were injured in an electrical fire on any of the properties listed below, you likely have grounds to seek compensation:
- Movie theaters
- Shopping malls
- Retail and grocery stores
- School and college campuses
- Government buildings
Electrical Fires at Work
In Arizona, the law does not allow employees to sue their employers over workplace injuries. If you were injured in an electrical fire at work, you may seek compensation through a workers’ compensation claim. This will provide you with the benefits you need to take time off work and heal from your burn injuries.
You may sue a third-party if they started the electrical fire, however. This may include contractors and manufacturers of defective products.
Call a Phoenix Electrical Fire Lawyer Today
At Cullan & Cullan, we can investigate all kinds of electrical fire cases, including those that occurred in the home, at work, and elsewhere. We are often able to recover our clients compensation for electrical burn treatment, hospital bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other applicable damages.
Find out if you qualify for compensation—call (602) 900-9483 to speak with a Phoenix electrical fire lawyer in a free consultation!