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America’s growing concern over electrical fires

Posted on January 1, 2015 10:24 am under Premises Liability

A large number of residential and commercial fire incidents in the country involve electricity. Electrical fires are any fire incident caused by electrical malfunction or failure. In 2011, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) stated that 47,700 residential structures have been damaged by electrical fires. These incidents caused $1.4 billion worth of property damage, 1,570 injuries, and sadly, 418 deaths.

Among the most common causes of electrical fires are:

  • Wiring and related electrical equipment failure
  • Malfunctioning lamps, bulbs, and any other light fixtures
  • Electrical plugs and cords failure
  • Malfunctioning power supplies and transformers

Electrical fires may not have happened if property owners and managers had been vigilant enough to determine and eliminate any electrical fire hazards on their properties. To see if your situation qualifies you for compensation from the negligent parties involved, seek the help of our team of premises liability lawyers at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® by calling our Madison office at (414) 271-0900 today.