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Bethesda, MD – Injuries Reported in Rugby Ave Explosion near Auburn Ave and Del Ray Ave

By Burg Simpson
August 8, 2021
4 min read

Bethesda, MD (August 8, 2021) – Several people were left injured following an explosion incident in Bethesda on Saturday evening. On August 7, the Montgomery County Maryland Fire & Rescue responded to the scene of an incident on Rugby Avenue.

Reports from local authorities indicate that an explosion occurred during the evening hours on Rugby Avenue. The incident caused power outages in the area of Auburn Avenue and Del Ray Avenue.

Several people who were in the area at the time of the explosion were injured. Victims were transported to local hospitals where they received medical treatment for their injuries. 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 Maryland

Explosions across the United States have a devastating impact on families. In some instances, material losses are overwhelming. Families who lose all their possessions, their homes, and essentially their livelihoods are forced to start over. As if the loss of homes and possessions were not enough, many victims sustain injuries in these unexpected incidents. Being hurt in an explosion can be devastating. In many cases, victims sustain burn injuries that have an incapacitating impact on their health and wellbeing. In fact, fires leave more than 500,000 victims hurt every year in our country. Over 40,000 people are hospitalized with acute burn injuries while over 30,000 people require treatment at specialized burn centers.

Although there are an array of reasons why explosion incidents occur, tens of thousands of people are harmed by faulty electric, defective appliances, and malfunctioning products. 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. Some damages that victims are able to recover include compensation for medical expenses, property damage, lost wages, and more. 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 lawyers at Burg Simpson have spent over four decades putting together a proven record of success. Our law firm has 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.


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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