Electric transformers are an essential part of the electrical grid. Without them, it would not be possible to make the electricity produced at power plants usable for individual homes. However, in some conditions, transformers can explode, releasing enormous amounts of energy. For this reason, transformers are usually kept at a distance from people. However, this is not always the case. If you have been injured by an exploding transformer, someone may be liable for your injuries and pain.
The most common cause of transformer explosions is adverse weather. Lightning strikes can cause transformers to overload and explode. Sudden damage to transformers can also lead to overloads. Freezing rain and high winds can each cause tree limbs to break free, falling on transformers, and causing explosions. These explosions typically result in a bright green electrical arc, sometimes visible from several blocks away.
In normal weather conditions, however, most people are unlikely to encounter a transformer exploding. Without the weather as a cause, transformer explosions can be due to design flaws or faulty hardware in the transformer, or due to an overload originating elsewhere in the system. In both cases, if you or someone you love has suffered the misfortune of being seriously injured by an exploding transformer, someone may be liable.
Thousands of people are needlessly injured every year by high-voltage electronics and electrical equipment of various kinds. These injuries are often preventable, and those responsible can be held liable for resulting damage. The Milwaukee personal injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® have helped hundreds of clients like you seek justice. To discuss your case with a compassionate personal injury lawyer, contact us today at (414) 271-0900.