Vandergrift, PA asked in Consumer Law, Products Liability, Energy, Oil and Gas and Land Use & Zoning for Pennsylvania

Q: Do I have a case against West Penn Power?

I own a house that my son lives in. On June 13th a branch took out the power lines. My neighbors n I called and a couple hours later it was back on. My son never told me they left the line in the yard. Went down today with my boyfriend and saw the line. Instead of removing the branch and lifting the line back up, they just spliced a new piece onto the line on the ground and hooked it to my house. There is a live line in my yard that could hurt anyone. Plus the fact that it is sitting in a stream of water that was created by the water authority. I'm surprised my house didn't burn down. Do I have a case against them for negligence or placing my son in a dangerous or hazardous situation? We took pictures and video before we called the power company. The guy who came out tonight to fix it was the guy who came on the 13th. He said he got called out to another emergency call and also didn't carry conduit staples. When asked why it took over 2 weeks and me calling them for him to come back an

1 Lawyer Answer
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
  • Products Liability Lawyer
  • Wyomissing, PA
  • Licensed in Pennsylvania

A: If fortunately nothing happened, and they have put it right no. You can only make a claim for what happened, not what could have happened.

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