Our Detroit burn injury lawyers represent pedestrian who have suffered injuries while walking over manhole covers in the City of Detroit. Due to hot steam rising through the holes in the manhole covers, dozens of pedestrians have suffered burn injuries to their legs, ankles, and feet. Many of our clients are young children who were burned while walking with their parents to a Detroit Tigers game or another downtown event.
Despite these repeated incidents of burn injuries, the City of Detroit has done little or nothing to correct the problem. As a result, both residents and visitors to the city have continued to suffer injuries from the hot steam rising through the manhole covers. These injuries will continue until proper safety measures are instituted.
The steam that has caused many of these injuries is a product of Detroit Thermal, LLC, a company tat provides steam for heating and cooling to more than 140 buildings in downtown and midtown Detroit. There are safety measures that can be taken to prevent these burn injuries, but apparently the company has failed to undertake those measures. As a result, these burn injuries will continue to occur to pedestrians walking on city sidewalks and streets.
Our law firm has settled a number of these Detroit manhole steam burn injury cases. We continue to receive calls from new clients who were burned while walking in both downtown and midtown Detroit. These injuries are much more common in the summer months when pedestrian traffic is the greatest and families are visiting the City of Detroit for summer events. Most pedestrians walk over these manholes in the center of the sidewalk, rather than walking in a busy street to avoid them.
The lawsuits seek compensation for the pain and suffering caused by the steam burn injury. They also seek reimbursement of medical bills and expenses incurred due to the injuries. We handle these cases under our NO FEE PROMISE, which means there are absolutely no legal fees or costs until we win you a settlement.
To learn more about your legal rights after a steam burn injury from a Detroit manhole cover, call us now at (800) 606-1717 to speak with one of our experienced lawyers.