Springfield, MO (July 17, 2023) – A gas line explosion occurred in a South Springfield neighborhood that caused a widespread power outage while leaving several people injured.
On July 17, emergency officials were called to the scene of an explosion on Charleston Avenue. The incident was reported at around 11:30 a.m.
Reports show that a gas line exploded on Charleston Avenue in the area of Republic Road. The impact of the explosion caused a massive fireball to erupt, causing injuries to three workers on-site. The victims were treated by responding medical personnel and transported to area hospitals.
The incident prompted officials to shut down the road for an extended period as they worked to extinguish the fire and clear the scene.
At this time, investigations surrounding the explosion are underway.
We hope the three people hurt in this incident make a full and timely recovery.
Explosions in Missouri
Being involved in an explosion can change your life forever. Unfortunately, thousands of explosions are reported across the United States each year. Many of these explosions result in death or serious injuries to those involved.
Preparing for the consequences that come with an explosion can be nearly impossible. Unfortunately, many people are left with significant burn injuries and other injuries that have a damaging impact on their lives.
When explosions cause injuries to innocent people, it is only right that they recognize the legal recourse available. After suffering injuries due to the negligence of others, victims have the ability to pursue legal action against responsible parties to recover financial compensation for the losses and damages that arise.
Working with a gas explosion lawyer can help you seek the maximum amount of compensation possible for the losses and damages you face. Quite often, this includes making a financial recovery for:
Medical costs: Explosions often result in the need for significant medical treatment. An attorney can help you maximize the compensation you recover for this damage so you are able to get the proper treatment for your explosion injuries, both immediately and indefinitely.
Lost wages: You are able to seek compensation to alleviate any wages that you lost out on as a result of the explosion. This can be lost wages related to your time off to recover or for other reasons related to your accident.
Pain and suffering: There is often a lot of physical and emotional pain and suffering that comes with being injured in an explosion. Your lawyer can help you seek compensation to alleviate some of the impacts that your injury and traumatic experience have had on your life.
At Burg Simpson, we understand the hardships many face after enduring an explosion due to the negligent action of others. Our national explosion lawyers will provide you with a free consultation and are here to help assess your case in order to ensure that you receive justice when seeking your personal injury claim. With decades of experience fighting for those who have suffered from explosions, our team is devoted to holding those negligent parties accountable and doing everything they can for you at this difficult time. If you or a loved one has been hurt in an explosion, reach out to us today by calling (888) 895-2080.