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New Haven, CT – One Injured in Explosion on Wheeler St

By Burg Simpson
July 10, 2021
4 min read
New Haven, CT – One Injured in Explosion on Wheeler St

New Haven, CT (July 10, 2021) – An explosion reported in New Haven on Friday afternoon sent one person to a local hospital with injuries. At around 3 p.m., on July 9, emergency crews were called to the site of an explosion incident on Wheeler Street.

Reports show that a garbage truck was returning to the All American Waste facility during the afternoon hours. As the vehicle traveled down Wheeler Street, it blew up. One person on the truck sustained injuries in the explosion. The victim was transported to a local hospital for further care. At this time, the incident remains under investigation.

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

Explosion Incidents in Connecticut

Explosions throughout the United States have a devastating impact on victims. Whether a person is severely injured or suffers extensive property damage, the consequences are often significant. These incidents not only affect victims immediately, but they have long-term consequences for both victims and their families.

Although we do not expect explosions to happen, there are many instances where people are harmed in gas and oil explosions due to various reasons. Some of the most common causes include defective appliances, leaks, and acts of negligence. When victims are harmed as a result of these incidents, they should seek assistance as soon as possible. A knowledgeable explosion injury attorney can help you recover full and fair compensation to alleviate the financial burdens you face moving forward after being harmed. Some of the damages available include compensation for:

  • Lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Long-term care expenses
  • Lost earning capacity
  • Loss of consortium
  • Mental anguish
  • Medical costs for current and anticipated care
  • Property damages
  • And more

The national explosion attorneys at Burg Simpson provide an array of services for our clients to ensure they are in the best position possible to get full and timely compensation following an explosion. Some of the services we offer our clients include:

  • Investigating to determine the cause of the explosion
  • Identifying who is at-fault
  • Collecting evidence in support of your case to strengthen your claim
  • File timely and accurate documents, petitions, and requests
  • Negotiate full and timely compensation on your behalf
  • Get you the justice you deserve

Our team of responsive national explosion injury attorneys at Burg Simpson has over four decades of experience assisting victims who have been injured in oil, gas, and propane explosions across the United States to protect their legal rights. Our team investigates all types of explosions to uncover the circumstances that led to the explosion taking place. Whether you were harmed as a result of a defect or another person’s negligence, our team strives to provide only the most aggressive and competent legal representation to ensure you are fully and timely compensated for the pain and suffering you are forced to endure. If you were injured in an explosion, contact our law firm today at (888) 895-2080. Schedule a free case evaluation with our national personal injury attorneys at your earliest convenience to discuss the potential legal options available to help you recover.

Note: Independent sources were used in the creation of this post.  These sources include news reports, police reports, eye-witness reports, social media reports, and first-hand accounts about the injury accident. For that reason, the facts pertaining to the specific events surrounding this accident have not been independently verified by our writing team. If there is any information that is not correct about a specific incident or if you would prefer that the post be removed, please reach out to us as soon as possible so that we can make the correction or remove the post.  

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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