An explosion in an apartment building in Torrance injured four people and caused serious damage to several apartments in the building. When the explosion occurred, contract workers were renovating units in the building and installing kitchen appliances. Though the cause was originally unknown, it has been determined that the installation of new kitchen appliances is what lead to the explosion.
The Daily Breeze reported, “When (the contractors) went to activate one of the appliances, that provided the spark that led to the explosion. The source of the explosion was a service line into the kitchen.” The fire department is still trying to determine whether the gas leak occurred before or after the new appliances were installed.
Those injured were treated on the scene and then three, who suffered substantial injuries, were transported to the hospital.
When a Los Angeles explosion injury case like this one occurs, it can be very difficult and complicated. It will be necessary to determine the details of what caused the explosion. Determining if the leak occurred before or after the installation can help determine if it was human error, a defect in a product, or both, that caused these gas explosion injuries. After the investigation into the cause, potential liability may exist for the makers of the gas line, or any other potentially responsible parties.
If a responsible party is determined, those injured who are not at fault can bring a personal injury claim against the responsible party. It is important to contact a Los Angeles personal injury attorney who can assist in proving the amount of damages caused by the explosion. Possible damages can include medical bills, pain and suffering, and more, depending on the severity of the injuries.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a Southern California gas explosion, contact Walch Law today for your free consultation. Our attorneys can look over your case to see how we can help you get compensated for your injuries!