Our Michigan personal injury lawyers handle cases related to natural gas explosions against gas and utility companies. These gas explosions can be due to the negligence of gas company employees and fault gas equipment. When a person is injured or dies due to a gas explosion, there is often a lawsuit that can be filed against the gas company. In cases involving death, the surviving family members can file a Michigan Wrongful Death lawsuit. Claims for property damage, including homes and personal property, can also be made if a gas explosion was due the negligence of the utility company or its contractors.
The Royal Oak home gas explosion today was simply a tragedy. At least one person was killed and full reports of injuries are not yet known. Property damage to homes, cars, and personal property occurred throughout a major part of the neighborhood. Firefighters and police officers are still trying to get the situation under control and ease the minds of other residents that the worst is over for them.
However, this is easier said than done. The lives of many innocent people have been shaken and completely disrupted. One can only imagine the fear felt by those in the neighborhood at the time of the Royal Oak gas explosion and the uncertainty of their friends and family members who heard news accounts on the radio and saw reports on the television news.
While the investigation into the cause of the Royal Oak gas explosion will take weeks, if not months, one thing is for certain. The gas company will look to blame someone or something for this major explosion. Hopefully, the true cause of the explosion will be discovered and the wrongdoer will do everything possible to make everyone whole again. However, the family of the person killed in the accident will probably never come to grips with their loss.
If you or someone you know was injured or suffered property damage due to the Royal Oak home gas explosion, you need an experienced Michigan lawyer on your side. Our attorneys will hire our own investigators and experts to determine the cause and origin of the explosion and hold the responsible party liable for your losses. Call (800) 606-1717 now to speak with a Buckfire & Buckfire P.C. gas explosion lawyer so that we can get started on your case today!