Natural gas explosions can cause catastrophic damage to homes and extensive personal injuries to victims. If you are one of the many victims of natural gas explosions in MA, it may be difficult to determine what to do next. We hope that the information below will help you during this difficult time.
Seek Medical Attention
Your health and well-being are of utmost importance. Be sure to seek immediate medical care for your physical injuries. Depending on the extent of your injuries, you may also require services from specialists in addition to long-term or ongoing care. The impact of such incidents may go beyond physical injuries. There may be emotional and psychological effects of your experience that also need treatment.
Medical treatment is always expensive. If you have medical insurance, that will be your primary source of financial assistance. Homeowner’s insurance may also offer some coverage. In most cases, you will have some out-of-pocket expenses even with insurance. Be sure to keep copies of all medical records and expenses incurred.
Contact Your Homeowner’s Insurance Company
As soon as you are able to, contact your homeowner’s insurance company and notify them of the accident. Most policies cover such incidents without any special restrictions. Given the nature of natural gas explosions, it’s likely that you will not be able to return to your home until it is rebuilt. Starting the claims process quickly can therefore be beneficial. Your policy may also provide compensation for temporary housing and replacement of personal belongings. Since every Massachusetts homeowner’s insurance policy differs, speaking with your insurance agent will be the best way to understand what is covered and what your options are.
Legal Assistance for Victims of Natural Gas Explosions in MA
Natural gas explosions can occur for many different reasons. Some may be inadvertently caused by your own actions, such as leaving the gas running on a stove. Others, such as over pressurization of utility gas lines, may be completely unavoidable and out of your control. Depending on the circumstances, you may seek compensation from other parties.
At Martino Law Group, we understand how traumatic and stressful natural gas explosions can be. Our compassionate team of personal injury lawyers will meet with you to discuss your case and understand your needs. We will take the necessary steps to obtain compensation for your injuries and for the damages to your home, allowing you to recover from your losses and providing assistance with any current and future medical needs. We are here to assist you in your time of need. Contact our team today to schedule a preliminary consultation.