Building explosions are often devastating due to their unpredictability and potential for destruction. It's not uncommon for victims to suffer serious burns or other catastrophic injuries from shrapnel, fires, or other hazards that accompany explosions. Death is a possibility as well, especially in cases of complete building collapse.
Perhaps the worst thing about building explosions is that they are, for the most part, preventable. Fault can usually be traced to a single act or a string of multiple acts of negligence committed by an individual or a company.
Have you or a loved one suffered significant losses in a building explosion caused by another party? You may be entitled to compensation for all resulting damages, including medical and funeral expenses, lost earnings, pain and suffering, and more.
At the NYC-based personal injury law firm of Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP, we have achieved hundreds of millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for our clients. Contact a New York property damage attorney at our office today for a free case evaluation. We can help you find the best path for recovery. Our number is (212) 986-7353.
Building explosions can occur in all manners of locations and under various circumstances, including the following:
- Improperly monitored construction site
- Mishandled or defective propane tanks at home
- Mishandled or defective combustible fuels in a lab or industrial factory
- Improperly designed gasoline tanks on fuel-powered equipment
- Faulty wiring in a home
- Inadequate maintenance of public electric or gas utilities
Even the smallest oversight can cause what would've otherwise been a spark or a minor fire to become an extremely destructive event. When dealing with gas, electricity, or other flammable materials, it is always best to practice extreme caution.
In most cases, building explosions can be traced back to one of two contributing factors: human error or corporate negligence. Determining the cause of an explosion, and who should be held liable for the consequences, requires swift action on part of the victims and their attorneys.
If you want a successful case outcome for your injury or wrongful death claim, you must retain an attorney who specializes in such matters, and have him/her start investigating the cause of the explosion right away. Otherwise, your claim may not hold up against disputes from the liable party, especially if they have the resources to hire an aggressive and capable defense, which is usually the case when large companies are involved.
For over 25 years, the legal team at Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP has helped victims of building explosions, including firefighters and rescuers, recover for injuries, property damage, and death. Let us do the same for you. We are ready and willing to use the full scope of our skills, resources, and a network of leading national experts in the fields of explosion and fire prevention, to make sure you get the justice and the full and fair compensation you deserve. Contact our office now to learn more.