McNicholas & McNicholas Obtains $1.41M Settlement Against Two Utility Companies for Wrongful Death, Negligence and Premises Liability
McNicholas & McNicholas has obtained a $1,412,500 settlement on behalf of the family of Sweet Thak Tang for wrongful death, negligence and premises liability.
Tang was walking on the sidewalk when a tractor-trailer rig struck a low-hanging cable between a utility pole and the roof of an apartment building, causing a board from the roof to rip off and hit Tang in the head, knocking him unconscious. Tang later succumbed to his head injuries and died.
The property management company responsible for maintaining the premises, was aware of the partially detached cables hanging from the roof, but failed to fix them. The utility companies inspected the utility pole and wires, but failed to properly document, report and fix the obvious safety hazard of the cables, which hung well below the 18-feet minimum clearance.