Fires and explosions are one of the most devastating events that frequently occur throughout New York. These types of accidents can lead to serious burns or other tragic personal injuries and death, as well as the destruction of property. Fires and explosions happen throughout New York in all manners and locations and under a variety of circumstances. Under New York law, victims of fires or explosions that are caused by negligence are permitted to seek compensation against the responsible parties.
At Gersowitz, Libo & Korek, P.C., we have been fighting for the rights of New Yorkers seriously injured as a result of fires and explosions for more than 30 years. Our team of attorneys and support staff are dedicated to serving the needs of our clients and getting the maximum compensation that they deserve for their injuries.
New York City’s gas distribution system is one of the oldest throughout the United States, resulting in more gas explosions than any other city. In fact, experts agree that the chief culprit in most of the City’s fires and explosions is the perilous state of New York City’s underground network.
There are two companies that oversee the gas main in New York City. National Grid provides gas to Brooklyn, Staten Island and Parts of Queens. Con Edison provides gas to the Bronx, Northern Queens and Manhattan. Of the two companies, Con Edison has a significantly higher leakage rate.
Fire and explosion accidents are typically caused by the various acts and omissions of different parties. These types of accidents are often traced back to human error or corporate negligence. Fortunately for the victims, those individuals and companies that cause fires and explosions generally have financial resources to compensate the innocent bystanders who were injured in the accidents.
However, the deep pockets for these players also enable them to have the significant resources to aggressively defend themselves. As such, if you have been injured in a fire and explosion, it is imperative that you hire an experienced attorney to help you investigate the cause of the accident. Our attorneys have the experience, knowledge and resources to properly litigate these complicated and hard-fought cases.
If you were injured or lost a loved one in a fire and explosion accident, you should discuss your legal options with an attorney as you may be entitled to compensation. Since this is a complex part of the legal field, you should trust your case to a law firm that has successfully handled similar cases.
The legal team at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. has extraordinary accomplishments in handling similar fire and explosion cases. In a similar case, the firm represented a 22-year-old woman who was seriously injured as a result of a gas explosion. Our client was walking to work when she was hit by flying debris from the explosion. There was limited insurance coverage and many claims filed by others who were injured as a result of the blast. We ultimately reached a $700,000 arbitration award for our client.
Contact an Experienced Fire and Explosion Accident Attorney Today
The New York explosion and fire attorneys at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. advocate for our clients’ full financial recovery through hard work and aggressive representation. If you or a loved has sustained serious injuries in a fire or explosion accident, please contact us at 1-800-529-9997 to schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys.