Attorney Michael Burg Comments on the Pennsylvania Gas Explosion
Attorney Michael S. Burg, the founding shareholder of Burg Simpson, has more than four decades of experience representing clients who have experienced the aftermath of catastrophic gas explosions. On July 28th, Mr. Burg was interviewed by WJAC TV News about the massive home explosion in Tyrone, PA, that recently left one dead and five injured. Speaking to the reporter, Mr. Burg said that the community members should demand more answers from the gas company and local officials.
Michael Burg said, “They need to know about the kind of pipes, where the blast originated, and how the explosion occurred. One thing gas companies like to do is blame either the homeowner or an appliance, when in fact it usually has to do with a gas line that has been either fractured or is leaking.”
Michael Burg J.D. is one of America’s leading trial lawyers, a best-selling author, legal expert, and founding shareholder of Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine. A legal champion for victims of corporate and individual malfeasance, negligence, overreach, and abuse, Mike Burg began his career fighting for the underdog and has gone on to successfully litigate some of the country’s most high-profile gas explosion cases in the nation. He successfully represented clients in the catastrophic Merrimack gas explosion that destroyed over 40 homes outside Boston in 2018. Under Mike’s leadership, Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine has expanded to more than 70 attorneys in ten locations across eight states. A national leader in mass tort and class action litigation, the firm has won more than $1 billion in verdicts, judgments, and settlements on behalf of its clients.