Fire, Explosion and Electrocution Injuries
Fire, explosion and electrocution accidents are often the lead story on the evening news and raise concerns about public safety. Fire, explosion and electrocution accidents can also have a devastating effect on the victims, their families, neighbors and the community. Fires, gas explosions and electrocutions can be the result of negligence by a public utility such as natural gas or electricity, by private distributors of oil, liquid propane or other flammable materials, by manufacturers of electrical equipment and fire protection devices, in addition to negligence by residential, commercial or industrial landowners for failure to safely maintain the premises. Sadly, the result of such negligence often involves severe burns, permanent disability and even death.
In 2008, Massachusetts and Rhode Island injury lawyer Jonathan D. Sweet, Esq. helped secure one of the top ten largest jury verdicts of the year in Massachusetts in a residential explosion case involving a propane company’s failure to test the gas lines before filling an out-of-use tank. The case has been reported as the largest jury verdict ever handed down in Franklin County Superior Court which sits in Greenfield, Massachusetts.
For more information about your potential personal injury case, contact Attorney Sweet anytime. There is never a charge for an initial consultation.