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Surviving Heirs v. Utility Provider

In Surviving Heirs v. Utility Provider (confidential venue), Michael A. Kelly obtained a major 8-figure settlement on behalf of the surviving heirs of a professional who was earning in excess of $1,000,000 annually. Mike proved that the defendant utility company failed to regularly inspect and replace its deteriorating poles and mismanaged its transmission lines such that they malfunctioned and caused the mother’s death. The utility alleged that the event causing the accident
was unforeseeable and that the age and condition of their system was not a causal factor in the happening of the death. Plaintiffs claimed
future economic losses in excess of $10,000,000. The defendant argued that the decedent had a reduced work-life expectancy and was likely to retire in 3 to 5 years. The matter settled prior to the conclusion of expert discovery.