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Harrisonburg, VA – Strip Mall Explosion on S Main St Injures Five

By Burg Simpson
October 17, 2020
4 min read

Harrisonburg, VA (October 17, 2020) – An explosion and subsequent fire in the Harrisonburg area left five people injured on Saturday. On October 17, firefighters, police, and emergency crews responded to the site of an explosion on South Main Street.

Reports from authorities show that just after 9 a.m., an explosion occurred at a strip mall in the Miller Circle area of South Main Street. The explosion caused significant damage and set the building, which housed a vape shop, a musical instrument store, and a recording study, on fire. Crews battled the blaze extensively before declaring the incident under control. Five people were injured in the explosion. Two people were treated at the scene for minor injuries. Three other victims were airlifted to the University of Virginia’s medical center for treatment of serious injuries. At this time, the cause of the explosion remains under investigation.

Our thoughts are with the victims injured in this accident. We hope for their full recovery.

Explosion Incident in Virginia

Harrisonburg, VA – Strip Mall Explosion on S Main St Injures FiveEvery year, explosions happen throughout the United States that are extremely destructive. They often cause overwhelming property damages to buildings that cost hundreds of thousands of dollars to repair. Not only do these incidents result in property damage, but they often bring significant harm to people around them. Being injured in an explosion can be devastating. In many cases, victims sustain burn injuries that have a debilitating impact on their health and wellbeing. In fact, fires leave more than 500,000 people injured every year in our country. More than 40,000 hospitalizations are the result of acute burn injuries while more than 30,000 people require treatment at specialized burn centers. Many victims suffer burn injuries due to defective products and faulty appliances. When victims are injured in fires, due to another party’s negligence, they should reach out to a national personal injury attorney as soon as possible. Victims may be entitled to compensation to help alleviate the financial burdens they face moving forward.

Working with a team of attorneys who are skilled, aggressive, and competent will ensure you are in the best position possible to move forward after being harmed in an explosion. The attorneys at Burg Simpson have spent over 40-years putting together a proven record of success. Our personal injury attorneys have helped secure more than $1 billion in verdicts for our clients and we remain dedicated to helping those harmed in accidents due to the negligence of others. Our national personal injury lawyers provide aggressive legal representation to ensure victims collect full and fair compensation to cover medical treatment, lost wages, and more. Our team has extensive experience with investigating accidents, negotiating settlements, and litigating in court against parties who refuse to take responsibility. Contact our nationwide personal injury attorneys at (888) 895-2080 to see how we can help you. Our team is available to meet with you at your earliest convenience to discuss the circumstances surrounding your claim.

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Disclaimer: At the personal injury law firm of Burg Simpson, we have made it our mission to give back to our local community members. We have dedicated our careers to changing peoples’ lives for the better by fighting for them in court to ensure that they receive fair and full compensation for their injuries and damages after suffering an injury.  We hope these posts will help bring awareness to the dangers of driving and will remind members of our communities to practice safer driving habits and take the necessary precautions to prevent being injured. This is not a solicitation for business. The information in this post should not be misconstrued as medical advice or legal advice. The photos depicted in this post are not representative of the actual accident scene.

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