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Trapped in 4 feet of water in a basement of a building

From: Sona
Category: Premises Liability
Date: 26 Jan 2009
Time: 11:01:51 -0500


Hello, Two weeks ago, I was trapped in an elevator that took me straight down to the basement, only to meet up with dirty water gushing from a water main break. I was trapped in 4ft of water,by the time 2 firefighters came to rescue me. From what they told me, was that they almost could not rescue me, because the electricity, and the gas was not shut off. I am 5ft 2 inches tall. The water was freezing, I could not swim. And I screamed for dear life. My question to you is. Who is responsible for the damages? The water company or the owner of the building? I can tell you this. Honestly speaking, I had just about given up, and I had accepted the fact that I would not make it out of the basement, by either being electrocuted or drowning. I was told that, by the time the water was shut off, it had gotten to 5ft of water in the basement. I ended up with a sprained foot, and bruises, and forever emotionally disturbed by this whole ideal. Please, help me with any advice that you can offer. Thank you for your time. Respectfully, Sonia Eley

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