A Panama City rental home was recently engulfed in flames when the occupants were trying desperately to escape. Although the family made it out of the home, one of the occupants was a young child, only 10 years old at the time, and she’d suffered severe 3rd degree burns to 35% of her body. Despite limited insurance coverage, Manuel & Thompson attorneys were able to prove that the landlord had negligently maintained the home for years despite knowledge of wiring issues. In addition, our investigation revealed that the wiring and electrical contractor might have been negligent in the installation of the electrical system of the home.