Injured in the Durham Gas Explosion – We Can Help Weigh Your Options
With our headquarters in Durham, we have been part of the Durham community for over two decades. Like you, the gas explosion tragedy has shaken us deeply.
Who is responsible for the blast and injuries suffered?
The fact still remains that someone was negligent and will eventually be held accountable for injuries and damages. Legally speaking, that doesn’t necessarily mean that someone intended for this tragedy to happen, but rather that they did not act like a reasonable person would under the same or similar circumstances.
If you or someone you know suffered personal injury due to the Durham gas explosion, contact us or call 1-866-900-7078. You may be owed compensation.
As experienced personal injury attorneys, our role is to provide you with options and answer your questions. That is why we do what we do – to try to bring justice to those who have suffered loss. In the world we live in, that justice is financial compensation.
Senior Litigation Attorney Hoyt Tessener agrees, “We provide the only justice our civil justice system allows – money. Money is a poor substitute for death, loss, pain, and a life change. We cannot undo negligence. The best we can do is to try to obtain financial assistance (justice) that can help our clients put their lives back together.”
6 steps to potential compensation
If you or someone you know has experienced injury or death as a result of the explosion, here are some key things we urge you to do now:
- Document your injuries – don’t throw away anything related to your injuries
- Take as many photographs of your injuries as necessary
- Keep a detailed chronology of what you are going through as you get treatment
- Write down what happened about an hour before the explosion and after, and keep this diary going (e.g., when it happened, what you were doing, how you got to the hospital, what the hospital did for you, etc.)
- Keep all copies of your bills in the aftermath of the explosion
- Keep a list of all of your medical providers
If you were injured while working
If you were injured and hurt while working, you may have economic losses for being out of work as you heal. Our experienced attorneys will work with the workers’ compensation insurance company representing your place of business to try to get you ALL damages you are potentially owed.
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Worker’s compensation benefits can include weekly wages, medical care, disability, and death benefits, for starters. Keep in mind, it is not the business owner that pays for your injuries, but rather the insurance company representing that business. It is for such reasons that business owners obtain workers’ compensation insurance – to help take care of their injured employees so they can get back on their feet and return to their jobs.
What injuries can you potentially be compensated for?
Insurance companies are for-profit businesses and many have been known to do everything they can to try to pay out as little as possible. That is why we urge you to contact us. We know their tactics and we know how to try to get you the maximum compensation the law allows for:
- Medical and rehabilitation bills
- Future medical
- Lost time from work
- Diminished earning capacity for permanent injuries
- Funeral expenses
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If you were injured as a result of the Durham gas explosion and you want to assess your options, contact us or call 1-866-900-7078. We can lay out ALL your options for you and help you assess the full extent of damages you may be owed.