If you or a loved one suffered fire injuries in an apartment explosion, you may be entitled to significant compensation. The Pritzker Hageman Explosion Lawyers help victims and their families pursue compensation and justice in cases throughout the United States.
An apartment explosion in Stockton, California sent three people to the hospital with injuries. Firefighters responded to initial reports of a structure fire at Inglewood Garden Apartments on 6433 Inglewood Avenue.
When fire crews arrived on the scene, residents who had already evacuated reported hearing a big explosion. One resident told ABC 10 News, “I was watching T.V. and I thought someone threw a bomb through my slider door.” Another resident said the blast was so strong it “could have killed a lot of people.”
About 130 residents were evacuated from the 82-unit apartment complex. Three people were transported to the hospital, one person with severe burns and two others with difficulty breathing. The American Red Cross is assisting displaced residents at the Troke Public Library.
PG&E shut off power in the area around Inglewood Drive and Quincy Street for several hours. Residents who lived in the units with the heaviest damage are not able to return home during the investigation.
Fire investigators are looking into the cause and origin of the explosion. The Stockton Police Department says a preliminary investigation found that the explosion was likely an accident.
Can I Sue My Landlord for Burn Injuries and Smoke Inhalation?
Yes, if you suffered burn injuries or smoke inhalation in an apartment explosion, you may be able to sue your landlord if there is sufficient evidence to support your lawsuit. An experienced explosion lawyer will investigate your case and determine who can be sued.
Our legal team represents people injured in apartment fire and explosion cases across the country. Through lawsuit investigations, our legal team has found liability for the following:
- Failure to install or maintain safety equipment such as smoke detectors, alarms, and sprinklers
- Failure to properly install electric wiring or gas lines
- Failure to provide appropriate warnings and instructions
- Failure to comply with federal, state, or local safety codes
Talk to an Experienced Explosion Lawyer
Pritzker Hageman is one of the few law firms in the country with experience representing victims and their families in explosion lawsuits. Our legal team has gone up against big Fortune 500 companies to win hundreds of millions of dollars for our clients.