An apartment explosion resulted in five injured in Greenwood South Carolina on Sunday, November 4, 2018. Three adults and two children were injured in the blast, according to the Greenwood Fire Department.
A helicopter transported one adult male to a burn center in Augusta, Georgia. The condition of the injured people is not yet known.
The explosion and resulting fire destroyed two apartment units and damaged a third. Firefighters and police are investigating the incident.
Questions Remain After Five Injured in Greenwood South Carolina
In an explosion and fire like the one with five injured in Greenwood South Carolina, our concern naturally goes out to all of the survivors. Since one man was flown to a burn unit, we know that at least one person was burned. Unfortunately, explosions have many different ways of injuring or killing people.
Explosions create a blast wave that can be deadly. The blast can send all kinds of debris flying at high speed, turning it into shrapnel. Larger pieces of flying debris can inflict blunt force trauma. Human beings can also be thrown into solid objects by the blast.
The blast concussion can seriously damage vulnerable parts of the human body. Eardrums can rupture, eyes can be damaged, and internal organs are in danger of being critically injured. The blast can also cause brain damage.
It’s hard to recover from these injuries. It takes a long time. It hurts. And it is expensive. Patients are not able to go to work, medical expenses pile up, and the regular bills keep on coming. You may need medical attention for years. People that you don’t know keep trying to get you to sign pieces of paper that you don’t fully understand. You are shocked and confused. You have not been trained for something like this.
At the Pritzker Hageman law office, our compassionate lawyers have years of experience in navigating the complicated and confusing path to recovery. We have won multi-million dollar settlements for survivors of explosions and fires. We can help you get answers. We can help you find justice. We can ease your financial stress and give you the resources you need to put your life back together again.
Call us at 1-888-3700 to talk about your case. It’s free. There is no obligation. Or send in the online contact form. We have years of experience and expertise in helping people just like you.
“5 hurt in apartment explosion in Greenwood Co.” Associated Press, November 5, 2018.