Because explosions are often associated with the fictional narratives of action movies, when one occurs in real life, people cannot help but assume foul play. However, due to the massive amounts of complex machinery and chemicals that companies and manufacturers use to run their businesses, explosions can be accidental in many instances, albeit caused by the negligence of someone else. In such a situation, it may be wise to contact an expert explosion injury attorney at 617-787-3700.
On August 14, 2017, a natural gas explosion occurred in Lincoln, Nebraska that led to the deaths of Jeanne and Jimmy Jassa. Now, over a year later, the children of Jeanne and Jimmy are filing a wrongful death lawsuit against the City of Lincoln and the utility company responsible for installing gas fixtures in their home, Black Hills Energy. Although the police still have not ruled out foul play, the Jasa children have commenced their tort action, and are seeking $4 million in compensation.
According to the complaint, “Black Hills infrastructure and its safety and warning devices failed to regulate the natural gas in the home and allowed the home to fill with gas.” Had Black Hills acted reasonably, according to the complaint, then Jeanne and Jimmy Jasa would still be alive. The children are represented by attorney Brian Jorde, who believes that the absence of criminal charges indicates that negligent behavior was responsible for the explosion.
If you or a loved one has been injured as the result of an explosion, you may be entitled to significant monetary relief. Act now and contact an expert explosion accident attorney here at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates to discuss your potential claim. Call our injury attorney professionals today at 617-787-3700 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for your free and private consultation. Your needs are our top priority!