Sarasota, FL (June 30, 2023) – Injuries were reported following an explosion that took place in the Longboat Key area on Wednesday evening.
At around 4:45 p.m. on June 28, the Sarasota Police Department and firefighters assisted at the scene of an explosion involving a boat.
Preliminary investigations provided by the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office indicate that a group of six people was on a boat during the evening hours when it exploded for unknown reasons. All six passengers on the 24-foot-long Yellowfin boat were thrown off of the watercraft.
Multiple victims suffered injuries as a result of the incident. All six of the victims were treated at the scene briefly by EMS and transported to local hospitals.
The Sarasota Police Department, the US Coast Guard, and the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office are all investigating the incident.
We hope the injured victims are able to recover quickly.
Explosions in Florida
Every year, thousands of people across the United States are injured as a result of explosions. Explosions on boats can lead to devastating consequences. Unfortunately, many of these are caused by improper ventilation or even the failure of blower systems before starting the watercress engine. When devastating explosions occur, those who are on the boat at the time of the accident are likely to suffer serious injuries. Some of the most common injuries sustained in explosion accidents include:
- Burn injuries: The intense heat and flames generated during a boat explosion can cause severe burns to occupants.
- Dismemberment: The force of the explosion can lead to traumatic amputations or severe limb injuries.
- Broken Bones: The impact of the explosion or subsequent accidents within the boat can cause bone fractures.
- Lacerations: Debris, shrapnel, and shattered glass resulting from the explosion can cause deep cuts and lacerations.
These injuries highlight the dangerous consequences that boat explosions can have on individuals onboard. Unfortunately, suffering any type of severe injury as a result of an explosion can have a serious impact on your life.
If you have been harmed as a result of an explosion, you may be able to take legal action against the responsible party. To identify who is at fault for the injuries you have suffered, it is imperative that you reach out to a national explosion lawyer right away. Our attorneys will be able to begin investigating your accident and taking legal action against the responsible party.
After suffering injuries in an explosion, you can depend on our team at Burg Simpson to fight diligently to help you and your family get justice. For over four decades, our team has remained dedicated to helping injured parties seek the maximum compensation possible for the damages that they face. Our team understands how difficult it can be to take legal action while trying to overcome painful injuries. For this reason, we will do everything in our power to ensure you are able to hold the person responsible for your pain and suffering to account. To explore the legal options that are available to help you move forward, reach out to our law firm at (888) 895-2080 to schedule a free case evaluation.