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Home explosions: What are your rights?

On Behalf of | Jul 31, 2022 | Personal Injury |

People suffer severe injuries or lose loved ones when explosions occur. With the recent house explosion in Garfield Heights, these devastating events are top of mind.

Unfortunately, residential areas experience these dangerous incidents more often than you may realize. When these blasts result from someone else’s negligence, it is essential to know your rights under Ohio law.

Catastrophic injuries

Following the June 12th explosion at 4930 E. 81st St. in Garfield Heights, firefighters arrived to find only debris left of the house and neighboring homes on fire. Three people died in the accident. An explosion on or nearby your property can leave you and your family with devastating injuries, such as:

  • Crush injuries
  • Severe burns
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Ruptured eardrums
  • Pulmonary trauma
  • Perforated organs

Injuries from these blasts typically require long-term, expensive medical treatments.

Monetary compensation

When you sustain wounds in an incident that is not your fault, you have a right to sue the liable party. The attorneys of Colley Shroyer & Abraham have assisted many explosion victims to recover compensation for their injuries.

They were local counsel in a $22 million class action settlement against a company that caused extensive property and bodily damages due to a plant explosion. Dan Abraham won a civil lawsuit after a gas leak caused an explosion that killed an Ohio family. David Shroyer helped a resident recover $60 million in damages following an apartment explosion.

The costs of ongoing medical care and addressing emotional trauma after an explosion can be staggering, making it essential to know how to present your injury case in court. Seeking assistance from knowledgeable professionals helps to protect your rights.