Neon Sign Leads to Restaurant Electrical FireOctober 10, 2012 | Category: Subro News and Cases
The owner of a restaurant hired a construction contractor to perform restaurant renovations. The construction contractor then subcontracted with a separate entity to perform some of the work, including electrical work and lighting repair/renovation to the neon roof lighting. When the existing neon sign was removed from the roof, the electrical current to the neon tube wiring and transformers was not disconnected, such that when the timer activated, power was supplied to the neon tube transformers. The electrical current resulted in a fire, which caused fire, heat, smoke and water damage to the restaurant building. The lawyers at Kramer Green immediately retained experts and through early statementizing of key witnesses obtained a settlement for 120% of the paid claim including interest.