Our Michigan home explosion lawyers are investigating a horrific gas explosion that occurred in Flint, Michigan. Three houses on the 3900 block of Hogarth Avenue were destroyed after an explosion caused a large fire on Monday, Nov. 22. Natural gas is suspected as the cause of the explosion and investigators are working to determine the source of the gas.
One person has been confirmed dead, two injured and another remains missing, according to multiple sources, after a large explosion on Flint’s west side. The Buckfire Law Firm has been hired to represent the family of a victim.
The use of gasoline, propane and other flammable materials is essential to modern life. Nearly everyone in Michigan uses some form of gas to drive a vehicle, heat their home, or do their cooking. As a result, injuries that can result from gas explosions are a constant threat.
Consumers Energy shut off natural gas and electric service to three homes that were destroyed and four surrounding homes that were damaged, according to a statement from the company.
“Aside from damage caused directly by the explosion, we have not found any issues on our natural gas system,” the statement reads. “No cause has been established. We are working closely with local public safety officials to assist in their investigation and will be on site today.”
Authorities have not yet determined the cause of the explosion. However, it is likely that there was a substantial increase in gas flow to the home that caused or contributed to the gas explosion. A full cause and origin investigation will be performed by state and local investigators. Our personal injury law firm has retained our own gas explosion expert to perform an independent investigation.
Explosions are catastrophic events that can have a significant impact on the lives of victims. The most obvious result of an explosion is a physical injury. The explosion itself can inflict serious harm ranging from burns to orthopedic injuries, and even death.
Our Michigan explosion accident attorneys will evaluate all of your losses and demand appropriate compensation from the negligent defendant.
Settlements include non-economic damages, which is compensation for your pain and suffering, scars and disfigurements, psychological damages, and disability.
A victim is also entitled to economic damages. These damages pay compensation for medical bills, lost income, and other losses. These damages can be calculated to the exact dollar amount.
Families of victims who died in the explosion can pursue a wrongful death lawsuit. These cases demand compensation for the pain and suffering of the loved one prior to death as well as for the loss of companionship for the surviving family members.
Those affected by gas explosions have right to several types of legal rights and recourse. It is important to hire a lawyer that specializes in Michigan explosion accidents. It is urgent to hire an experienced attorney as soon as possible to begin a comprehensive investigation before the debris is removed from the site. We can start working on the case immediately and there is never a fee unless you win a settlement.