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$5,550,000 recovery – Premises liability due to electrocution – death starstarstarstarstar

John Elliott Leighton represented the wife and children of a business executive who was killed due to electrocution.  He and his wife were sitting in the spa in their recently completed luxury home. One of the landscape lights next to the pool was shining in their eyes. The lighting was supposed to be low voltage and properly wired and grounded.  He got out of the spa to adjust the light and was electrocuted.  His electrocution death was caused by defective wiring during the construction.  The general contractor, electrical contractor, and all sub contractors were named as defendants in this wrongful death suit.

After litigation, Mr. Leighton obtained a settlement of $5,550,000 on behalf of the man’s wife and three sons. Mr. Leighton recovered the full policy limits of all contractors and sub contractors prior to trial. Estate of Batz v. First Florida, et al.

 

 

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