Do you have any legal recourse if you are hit by lightning? Many people think that because lightning is an Act of God or all part of Mother Nature’s plan there’s no recourse to be had, but this is not always the case.
Sometimes the reason why a person has been struck by lightning can be directly linked to negligence of some kind. Many people just assume that each and every building owner, landowner or business owner have taken the proper steps to protect them. Unfortunately, this is not always the case.
When another person or organization is to blame for lightning striking and causing personal injury, recourse is often not far away.
Is It Mother Nature’s Fault?
There have been many cases of lightning striking and people dying in Florida that resulted in a personal injury claim and compensation for families impacted by these tragedies. What do all of those claims have in common? In every case, a group or company neglected to set up proper lightning prevention and alarm systems. In a perfect world, these tragedies might be prevented.
Every building and structure should have some kind of lightning protocol in place, and this often includes basic installments like lightning rods. However, many companies and businesses neglect to consider the possibility of lightning when building a structure.
How can you tell if your home or business or area of work is properly set up for the possibility of lightning striking? It’s difficult to determine this information on your own, but it never hurts to ask the owner of a building or property what the lightning protocol is.
Injured By Lightning? Do You Have a Case?
If someone you know has been injured by lightning (including death), you might have recourse that could end in compensation for you and your family. As with all personal injury cases, it is difficult to determine whether or not a third party was at fault or to blame for lightning-related injuries - but you do owe it to yourself and to your family to investigate the possibility.
At the Dellutri Law Firm, it has always been our highest calling to help those that are in need of a solid personal injury legal team. If you have (or know someone that has) been injured in a lightning storm while at work or on another property other than your own, find out if Mother Nature is really to blame, or if this is a case of negligence.
Call the Dellutri Law Firm today for more information and for a FREE case evaluation. You can reach us at (800) 391-4337 or schedule online.