Man Injured In Chicago Lawn Gas Explosion Accident
Unsafe Premises - October 2, 2022
Man Badly Injured In Chicago Lawn Gas Explosion Accident At His Home On South Claremont
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS (October 2, 2022) – A man was hospitalized following a Chicago Lawn gas explosion accident at his house on the 6600 block of South Claremont.
Cook County officials are saying that the accident took place on Wednesday afternoon. A man was inside or near his home when there was a sudden gas explosion.
The force of the blast caused at least two sides of the home to partially collapse. Firefighters and paramedics were called to the Chicago Lawn home in order to help the injured man.
He was taken to an area hospital and his condition was reported to be stable. A full investigation into the explosion remains ongoing at this time.
Liability In Chicago Lawn Gas Explosion Accidents
Thousands of people are killed or seriously injured every year in residential explosions. According to WBTV, “since 2010 there have been more than 2,700 gas leak incidents across the country that were considered significant and that 362 of those incidents resulted in explosions. Additionally, those incidents have injured nearly 700 people and killed more than 140.” There are a number of common causes of natural gas explosions.
- Gas pipelines may not be properly maintained.
- A construction company may inadvertently damage gas lines.
- Natural gas appliances may not be hooked up correctly.
Depending on the facts of any case, a gas company could be liable for a gas explosion that injures someone. Gas companies have a legal obligation to maintain their lines. This includes performing leak surveys. When a gas company fails to properly maintain their lines and this leads to an explosion, this could form the basis of a negligence claim. Victims of natural gas explosions tend to suffer very serious injuries including:
- Burn injuries
- Organ damage
- Head injuries
Many victims may not realize the full extent of their injuries for several months after an accident. The medical bills associated with burn injuries can also be extremely expensive. It is important to remember that accident victims do have legal rights. There are, however, statute of limitations associated with pursuing any legal claim. It is therefore important to act quickly.
Investigating A Cook County Natural Gas Explosion Accident
We at Horwitz Horwitz & Associates extend our best wishes to the man injured in this Chicago Lawn gas explosion accident. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to investigators. It is our sincere hope that steps are taken to prevent other accidents like this.
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a Chicago natural gas explosion accident? Our team of consumer safety advocates are here to help with whatever you need. We care deeply that accident victims are aware of their rights and that those rights are being protected. Whether you just have legal questions or need any type of help after an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (312) 564-4256.