Oak Park, IL (July 27, 2023) – One person was rushed to a local hospital with injuries following a suspected gas explosion that occurred on Wednesday afternoon, July 26.
According to reports from the Oak Park firefighters, an explosion occurred in the 200 block of South Maple Street. Crews arrived at the scene and located a collapsed section of wall on the structure, which was identified as an Oak Park residential building. The six-unit structure caught on fire following the explosion, displacing a total of 12 people.
One person, identified as an adult male, was critically injured. The man was rushed to Loyola University Medical Center for emergency medical care.
The incident is currently being investigated by the Oak Park Police.
We hope the man who was injured in this explosion recovers quickly.
Explosions in Illinois
Explosions can be completely devastating. Regrettably, there are countless instances where victims are left with serious injuries and have their entire lives turned upside down. Gas explosions, in particular, have the potential to cause significant damage to structures and injuries to any person around.
Individuals harmed in these explosions often have to go through extensive medical treatment. Dealing with painful injuries and permanent scarring can be physically and emotionally taxing. Regrettably, victims often find themselves buried in towering medical expenses while not being able to work and earn the wages they need to support themselves and their families.
If you have the unfortunate experience of being hurt in an explosion, a gas explosion lawyer can help you understand your legal rights. Depending on the circumstances, you may be entitled to recover compensation for some of the losses and damages that you face.
With the help of an experienced legal team like Burg Simpson’s national explosion lawyers after being injured, you can get the top-quality advice and justice you need. Our team at Burg Simpson will be able to review the circumstances surrounding the accident for you. We will take charge of the investigation into the explosion to determine what caused it to take place and who is liable.
We will then pursue full compensation for the damages you face. When calculating your damages, we will work with financial experts who can calculate the true cost of your losses and expenses. We will use all of the evidence and information we gather to ensure you have the strongest case.
Our decades of experience, combined with our dedication to fighting for justice, make us well-equipped to take on your case and provide you with all the support needed. You can rest assured knowing that our team will do everything in our power to help you hold the negligent party accountable so that you are better position to move forward and cover the costs and losses that you face. If you or someone close to you has been injured in an explosion due to negligence, contact Burg Simpson right away at (888) 895-2080 for a free consultation today. Our lawyers are standing by to help you get started on your path toward justice.