On September 9, 2010 a gas line, owned and maintained by PG&E ruptured. A horrific explosion ensued sending a residential neighborhood in San Bruno, California into flames. Residents of the San Bruno community had reported smelling natural gas in the days leading up to the explosion. It appears that the injuries and deaths which resulted were preventable.
The damage caused by the blast has been catastrophic. Early reports confirmed at least 6 people killed. Dozens more have suffered serious burn injuries. At least 60 people are known to have suffered burns, smoke inhalation and other injuries, some in critical condition with third-degree burns, according to hospital spokespersons. More than 12 hours after the explosion, the fire was still only 75 percent contained. Officials estimate 40 or more homes had been destroyed. As many as 100 more homes were damaged, but not destroyed.
San Bruno Gas Explosion Lawyers
PG&E is responsible for personal injuries and property damage caused by this explosion and has admitted in a statement that it owned and operated the gas line in question. The San Bruno fire injury lawyers at the law firm of Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger have successfully prosecuted explosion and fires claims against PG&E under similar circumstances in the past. In order to protect their rights, residents of San Bruno and those impacted by this PG&E gas line explosion should seek representation from lawyers who specialize in representing victims of fire damage.
Our burn injury and fire damage lawyers have been representing individuals and families injured in fires for more than 50 years. Walkup's San Bruno fire injury lawyers are representing individuals and families in claims or injury and property loss resulting from the PG&E gas line explosion. Whether you have been injured, have sustained the loss of a family member, your home, your possessions or were injured in the San Bruno PG&E gas line explosion, our burn injury lawyers and fire damage specialists are here to help.
Contact One of Our Burn Injury Attorneys Today
If you have questions about a San Bruno fire burn injury lawsuit or PG&E gas line explosion property claim, please contact the San Bruno fire lawyers of Walkup, Melodia toll-free 415-906-3764.