Posted On March 8, 2017 In Personal Injury
Surge protectors are useful when they work as intended. These devices help protect our expensive electronics from the typical Texas thunderstorm or unexpected power surge. However, surge protectors can be dangerous in some cases. They can save your PlayStation 4 or home theater system, but they may also start fires. Fires caused by surge protectors and power strips may pose a risk to your property and safety.
Weather has been crazy for the past month, and knowing Texas in the spring, we are due for some more severe thunderstorms in the near future. Stay safe, and if you decide to use surge protectors to safeguard your equipment, remember some of the tips from this blog. These are only a few examples of how you can protect yourself from defective products or negligent retailers. Other tips may involve common knowledge, such as avoiding daisy-chaining (plugging surge protectors into other strips).
Faulty wiring and other acts of negligence may cause fires with surge protectors or other electronic devices. Landlords, contracting companies, retailers and other parties may be responsible for injuries and deaths caused by fires. For example, if a landlord neglects to repair faulty wiring or if a retailer knowingly sells faulty surge suppression or electrical equipment.
Some surge protectors plug directly into circuit breakers to provide protection for an entire building. These devices may cause fires if they are installed incorrectly by contractors or other companies.
If you or loved ones have been harmed by an electrical fire, an attorney can help review the details of your case. Depending on the circumstances, you may be able to pursue damages against the parties responsible for the fire.
The Texas product liability attorneys at Mike Love & Associates, LLC will help you hold businesses accountable for causing injuries or deaths.