Wappingers Falls, NY (November 3, 2023) – A major explosion reported in Wappingers Falls left several victims injured. The incident was reported at around 12:15 p.m. on November 2.
Multiple firefighters with the Wappingers Falls Fire Department and officers with the Wappingers Falls Police Department were all requested at the scene of a major explosion that occurred on Brick Row in the Village of Wappingers Falls, located in Dutchess County.
Authorities confirmed that a major gas explosion occurred during the early afternoon hours, which caused the building to collapse. Multiple people became trapped in the rubble after the explosion, prompting firefighters and police to work quickly to remove them.
A total of fifteen people suffered injuries as a result of the explosion. Some of the victims suffered critical injuries. Multiple emergency medical service units were requested at the scene to transport victims. Two medical helicopters flew three of the injured victims to local hospitals for emergency treatment.
At this time, an investigation is being performed to determine what caused the explosion.
We hope all of the people injured as a result of this explosion are able to recover quickly.
Explosions in New York
Every year, innocent people are hurt as a result of major explosions. Unfortunately, many of these incidents are preventable. After being hurt in an explosion, you have the opportunity to file a personal injury claim to recover compensation for your damages. Some of the damages you have the ability to recover include:
- In-home assistance
- Home modifications
- Physical and emotional distress
- Lost income and decreased earning capacity
- Rehabilitation and physical therapy costs
- Medical expenses, including medical aids and devices
- Reduced quality of life
To ensure you are able to get the most for your personal injury claim, it is crucial that you seek legal representation from a gas explosion lawyer immediately. Our dedicated gas explosion lawyers at Burg Simpson will help you perform various tasks to ensure your rights and best interests are protected. As part of constructing your case, we will conduct an investigation into your accident and gather all relevant evidence, which may include:
- Photographs or videos depicting the accident scene and your injuries
- Medical documentation
- Reports from your physicians
- Statements from witnesses
- Inspection records
- Accident reports
It is crucial that you reach out to our legal team right away to ensure you have the best chance of protecting your rights and getting justice.
The aftermath of an explosion can be devastating, both physically and emotionally. At Burg Simpson, our team of experienced explosion lawyers is dedicated to providing you with the necessary legal support during this difficult time. We have a proven track record of fighting for justice and holding negligent parties accountable for their actions. Our goal is to ensure that you receive fair compensation for your suffering. If you or a loved one has been injured in an explosion due to negligence, do not hesitate to contact us today for a free consultation at (888) 895-2080. Let us fight for your rights and help you on the path towards healing and recovery.