New York, NY (October 23, 2020) – An explosion on Thursday afternoon resulted in injuries. Just after 1:15 p.m., on October 23, the New York Fire Department responded to the site of an incident on 5th Avenue.
Reports show that an underground explosion took place on 5th Avenue near the intersection with West 55th Street. The incident caused two manhole covers to blow out of the ground, releasing a large amount of smoke and carbon monoxide into the air.
EMS was requested at the site of the incident to provide medical treatment to those injured in this incident. At this time, the circumstances surrounding the explosion remain under investigation with the fire department in New York.
Our thoughts are with the victims injured in this accident. We hope for their full recovery.
Explosions with Injuries in New York
Explosions throughout the United States have a devastating impact on families. In some cases, material losses are overwhelming. Families who lose their homes, all their possessions, and essentially their livelihoods are forced to start over. As if the loss of homes and possessions were not enough, many people are harmed in these unexpected incidents. In far too many cases, victims suffer life-threatening injuries due to defective appliances, faulty wiring, and various other reasons. Although we would like to think that explosions are rare, they happen fairly often and have a life-changing impact on those involved.
Nearly 500,000 people require medical treatment for burn injuries throughout the United States each year. Many of these victims sustain debilitating injuries as a result of an explosion. 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 explosions, 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 a fire incident. The attorneys at Burg Simpson have decades of experience working to help our clients protect their legal rights in the aftermath of fire incidents. Our national explosion injury attorneys provide aggressive legal representation to ensure victims collect full and fair compensation to cover medical treatment, lost wages, and more. We strive to provide the most trusted legal representation for our clients to ensure they are able to get the justice they truly deserve after being harmed in fire incidents. Contact our national 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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