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Mother of Sandy Victim Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit

One of the victims of Hurricane Sandy was a New York City woman who was electrocuted by a downed power line during the storm. Now, her mother is seeking compensation from Con Edison, claiming that the electrical company should have shut down the electricity before the storm hit. The victim’s mother believes that the utility company should have cut all power due to the dangers of the storm, rather than allow wires to remain live during the destruction.

The mother claims that it then took Con Edison over two hours to finally cut off the power that was causing a fire outside of the home. A Con Edison spokesman says that the company has not been served with a file copy of the complaint. While Hurricane Sandy may seem like a thing of the past, the destruction and devastation from the accident is still very much real. The National Hurricane Center says that 72 people died as a direct result of Hurricane Sandy last year. About 1 million Con Edison customers lost power during the storm.

If you lost a loved one or suffered serious injury because of a company’s negligence during Sandy, then you may have the right to seek compensation too. Most companies need to have a plan in place to avoid disastrous injuries or devastation to property in the midst of a hurricane. Companies that failed to operate with their plans, or did not have a plan put in place after all, will want to contact a personal injury attorney at Greenberg & Stein to start working on a lawsuit.

Don’t hesitate to call the firm right away for more information. With more than 50 years of experience to dedicate to your case, Greenberg & Stein is a firm you can rely on. Whether you are filing a wrongful death suit, a car accident lawsuit, a pedestrian accident lawsuit or a premises liability lawsuit, the hardworking lawyers at this firm will do all that they can to get you the financial compensation that you deserve.