Florida Power & Light Lawsuit Attorney
Florida Power & Light Company, more commonly known as FLP, is one of the largest electricity utility providers in Florida, powering over five million homes and serving nearly 11 million people. While the utility is responsible for providing electricity to millions of people throughout its jurisdiction, the company has been the subject of various lawsuits, including class action lawsuits, based on alleged failures and wrongdoings over the years. If you have been negatively impacted by FLP and have suffered damages due to the company’s negligence, you may have a claim for damages. Our Florida Power & Light Lawsuit attorneys can help.
Have You Been Negatively Impacted By Florida Power & Light?
Florida Power and Light Company is responsible for selling electricity in a way that is reasonably safe and otherwise meets customers’ reasonable expectations. Due to the nature of its relationship with the customer and as an electricity utility, the company also has a duty to take reasonable action to maintain the electrical grid, provide power to customers per the terms of its contract with customers, and take appropriate preventative or remedial measures regarding accidents, outages, and other extreme events.
If FLP does something that breaches the duty of care that it owes a customer or breaches its contract with a customer, the customer may have a right to file a claim for damages.
Class Action Lawsuits Against FLP
Florida Power & Light Company has been named in multiple class action lawsuits. For example, in 2021, a judge made way for a class action lawsuit against the utility that alleges that FLP failed “to keep its promise to provide continuous service” after Hurricane Irma, which cost the state of Florida over $2 billion dollars. The lawsuit also alleged that the utility added storm charges to customers’ bills, yet failed to adequately prepare for hurricanes.
Another class action suit brought against FLP involved a 2019 water main break. The break caused hundreds of millions in damages to affected Florida businesses. The lawsuit alleged that a subcontract of FLP, Florida Communications Concepts, damaged a water main with an underground drill, cutting water to businesses and forcing closures.
If you have been harmed by FLP actions, you may have the options of filing a personal injury lawsuit or joining an existing class action. It’s important to speak with a lawyer to understand your options.
A class action lawsuit forms when a group of people who have suffered similar injuries or damages to the same defendant’s negligence join together to bring forth a single suit. Typically, an attorney will send you a class notice if you are eligible to join a class action suit.
Get Help from a Skilled Florida Power & Light Lawsuit Attorney Today
Florida Power & Light Company has a responsibility to its customers. When this duty is breached and damages are suffered by businesses or residents, there may be cause for legal action. At the law office of Halpern, Santos & Pinkert, P.A., our legal team has years of experience and has brought claims against large companies and utility providers in the past. You can trust us to effectively manage your claim. Call us today or send us a message to request your free consultation and learn more.