Dangerous Property And Lightning Injuries
Each year, about 5,000 Americans are struck by lightning. About 50 of those individuals pass away. Though lightning is a natural phenomenon, some property conditions may increase the likelihood of a person being struck by lightning.
Lightning strike victims often suffer serious long-term injuries. If you or someone you love has suffered injuries after being struck by lightning on another person’s property, contact the Clearwater personal injury attorneys of Tragos, Sartes & Tragos, P.L.L.C. at 727-441-9030.
What Increases the Risks?
To understand the risk factors that increase the probability of being struck by lightning, an individual must first understand the properties of lightning. Lightning is a bolt of electricity that strikes the earth. As such, lightning shares its properties with electricity.
In most cases, the following property conditions may make individuals who are in the area more susceptible to lightning strikes:
- Metal structures
- Lack of shelter
- Large bodies of water
Since metal is a good conductor of electricity, it often attracts lightning. The same holds true for water. Additionally, individuals are least likely to be struck when they are indoors and out of direct contact with a storm.
Should an individual suffer a lightning strike because of any of the above conditions on someone else’s property, the individual may be entitled to financial compensation.
The attorneys of Tragos, Sartes & Tragos, P.L.L.C. believe that property owners whose negligence causes guests to suffer lightning strikes should be held accountable. If you or your loved one was struck by lightning, contact us today at 727-441-9030.