Raymond, ME (July 3, 2023) – Emergency crews out of Raymond and Windham were summoned to the scene of an explosion that occurred on Saturday, July 1.
Fire Department crews rushed to the scene of the incident on Thomas Pond. According to fire officials, a boat was on the water when it exploded for unknown reasons.
Five people were on the boat at the time of the explosion. The individuals were all ejected into the water due to the force of the explosion. Bystanders rushed to the scene and assisted with removing the victims from the water.
Several of the injured parties were transported by ambulance to area hospitals for further treatment of burn injuries.
At this time, the incident is being investigated.
We hope the injured victims are able to make a full recovery from their injuries.
Explosions in Maine
Across the nation, we see a few hundred boats reported each year. Many of these incidents are caused by fuel vapors or leaks. Unfortunately, these incidents can and often do result in serious injuries for those involved.
An explosion has the potential to cause severe burn injuries. Individuals who are left with burn injuries often have to go through emergency surgery. These surgeries can involve multiple skin grafts and leave you with nerve and muscle damage, depending on the severity of the burn. Unfortunately, these accidents do often result in permanent scarring and disfigurement.
Trying to cope with the physical and emotional impacts of an explosion can be incredibly difficult. To make matters even more challenging, victims are often left with tens of thousands of dollars in medical expenses that they require for their injuries.
To help alleviate some of the financial burdens that you face as a result of an explosion, you have the opportunity to seek compensation from the responsible party. When it comes to boat explosions, in particular, you will need to determine if the owner of the boat acted negligently or if the explosion was a result of some type of defect. Working with a gas explosion lawyer can help to identify the cause of your explosion in who is liable for the damages you face.
At Burg Simpson, our attorneys stand ready to help you seek justice from those who caused the explosion. With open communication and ongoing support, we strive to make sure that our clients are well-informed of their legal rights throughout every step of the process. Our award-winning legal team will do everything in our power to make sure you are able to get justice and that you have the financial resources that you need throughout the recovery process. If you or a loved one have been injured in an explosion, please contact our national explosion lawyers by calling (888) 895-2080 at your earliest convenience so that we can get started on helping you get justice. Our team will handle your case on a contingency fee basis, so you never have to worry about paying any attorney’s fees to us until we win your case. Call now to get started.