Q: The power meter was ripped off my house because some power lines were pulled down. Can I make the power company pay?
It’s costing me $6500 to replace the power meter on my house. I cannot afford this expense. Can the power company be held liable?
A: A South Carolina attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. It could depend on how the meter was torn out, how it was installed, and the utility's stated policy in terms of where their ownership and control ends and the customer's ownership and control begins. At this point, you could reach out to attorneys to try to arrange a free initial consult. Good luck
A: Addendum - depending on the nature of the utility, and whether it's a public entity, it's possible you could have notice of claim filing deadlines. Nationwide, these are usually very short windows of time (as in being in the order of days). Therefore, if you do contemplate legal action, you should try to learn sooner than later if there are notice of claim issues involved in any claim you bring here. These are separate from statute of limitations time windows. Good luck
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