Asked in Car Accidents and Energy, Oil and Gas for Kentucky

Q: Can a utility company in ky shut off my home power because I owe them for a power pole from a car accident

A year a go in bad weather I hydroplaned my mother in laws car into a power pole on my way to work. Her insurance did not cover the pole. Bow a year later the utility company says if I dont pay $5200 for this utility pole by the end of the month then they are shutting my power off to my house...I have 3 kids.. can they do this? Shouldnt the pole be a separate matter?

1 Lawyer Answer
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Louisville, KY
  • Licensed in Kentucky

A: I do not believe they will actually shut the power off. You probably should make arrangements to make monthly payments toward the pole and resolve the issue.

Tim Akpinar agrees with this answer

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