The Silicon Valley news reports that at least 78 PG&E electrical accidents have occurred in the Bay Area since 2005, with dozens of serious injuries, including burn injuries, as a result of nearly 31 explosions.
In one instance, Lisa Nash of Redwood City was burned over half her body when an electrical vault exploded underground. She received a $20 million settlement after suing PG&E. In-depth investigations are now underway after the September 9th San Bruno explosion in which 8 people died and 38 homes were destroyed.
If you or a family member has been injured in an electrical accident, it is important to contact an experienced California personal injury lawyer to discuss your options and determine your next steps. In many situations, it may be possible to be compensated for your losses.
As a result of the San Bruno incident, along with the fires and manhole blasts caused in part by aging underground electrical equipment, PG&E is evaluating how it can improve safety. With the vast majority of the accidents occurring in San Francisco, Bay Area residents and officials are fed up.
Hopefully with improved safety measures the frequency of these accidents will diminish.
For more information, or if you have received burn injuries or any other harm as the result of an electrical accident, please contact the experienced Sacramento personal injury lawyers at the Law Office of Frederick J. Sette, dedicated to helping those injured by the carelessness or recklessness of others.