A house explosion in Kensington, Brooklyn injured four people on Monday. Just before 1:30 PM, an explosion took place on the first level of a two-story house at 820 Friel Place. A painter who had been working in the basement with paint thinner and other fluids suffered second-degree burns over 20% of his body. Falling debris caused the landlord of an adjacent house to suffer neck and back injuries when part of the building collapsed on him. Two others also suffered trauma. Due to the threat of collapse, nearly 20 neighbors were displaced from their homes. The Department of Buildings says the building is structurally unstable and ordered an emergency demolition. Fire officials say that flammable fluids in the basement may have sparked the explosion.
Can I Sue for a House Explosion?
Yes, if there is sufficient evidence against a negligent party to support your personal injury claim, you may be able to sue for a house explosion. Our award-winning fire and explosion attorneys have helped our clients get the compensation and justice they deserve in cases involving:
- Flammable liquids
- Faulty wiring
- Upholstered furniture
- Gas explosions
- Smoke detectors
Attorneys Fred Pritzker and Eric Hageman recently obtained a $10 million recovery on behalf of a man who suffered third-degree burns in a house fire. When our legal team takes on an explosion case, our lawyers immediately begin a thorough investigation to protect evidence for use in settlement negotiations before the removal of debris from the scene. We work with cause and origin experts to find liability for things like safety violations and defective products in order to help you get the justice and compensation you deserve.