There were also numerous stories of heroic acts and kindness of many of our fellow Hoosier citizens in the time of need of those affected. When catastrophe happens, it makes me proud to live in Indiana.
Indianapolis, Indiana (PRWEB) November 19, 2012
Two people died, seven people were injured, and scores were displaced after an explosion and fire tore through a residential area of Indianapolis. The explosion and fire could be heard and seen for miles. Two homes were leveled, five homes were expected to be demolished and more than two-dozen were unlivable, reported the Chicago Tribune.
“As a veteran injury lawyer and former police officer and SWAT Team Commander, I thought I had seen it all. Richmond Hills area was rampaged by a still yet to be explained reason causing damage to 80 homes, 3.6 million dollars in damage but sadly also included the death of two wonderful people in a house next door. This neighborhood now very closely resembles a war zone. There were also numerous stories of heroic acts and kindness of many of our fellow Hoosier citizens in the time of need of those affected. When catastrophe happens, it makes me proud to live in Indiana,” said Randall Sevenish, founder of Sevenish Law.
The damage was widespread and estimated at $3.6 million, said the Tribune. However, investigators are unsure what caused the explosion and flames that rocked the south part of Indianapolis.
Investigators considered the possibility of gas leaks and shut off gas to the neighborhood, reported the Tribune.
“No matter how it occurs, after a loss from a fire or an explosion, affected people need to seek experienced legal help to ensure they can obtain the compensation to which they are entitled to from all sources available,” said Sevenish.
Responsibility for an explosion and fire can rest on numerous individuals, including landlords; adjacent landowners; manufacturers, distributors and-or retailers of faulty products; contractors; owners; tenants; or guests.
In total, city officials inspected more than 120 homes affected by the explosion and fire. They found 80 of them affected to one degree or another, and 31 of those with major damage, reported the Tribune.
The compensation an injured party is entitled to after a fire and explosion will vary with each case, but may include: present and future medical bills, property damage, pain and suffering, lost wages, lifestyle changes and life care needs, and property damage. The property damage might include loss of furniture, personal belongings and clothing, structural damage and restoration costs.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an explosion or fire you believe was caused by the negligence of another person, contact a lawyer to seek optimal financial recovery for property damage and any injuries. People who have sustained injuries or property damage and feel it was caused by the fault of another may have a claim for compensation.
If you are looking for lawyers with a strong record of successful settlements and verdicts to help with your legal matter, contact the Sevenish Law Firm at (800) 278-9200.
About Sevenish Law Firm:
Sevenish Law is a law firm that serves clients throughout the Indianapolis, Indiana area, and state-wide for that matter, by providing quality, aggressive and compassionate legal representation for serious injuries caused by a motor vehicle, motorcycle, bicycle crash, wrongful death and other negligence claims including law enforcement and public safety officers injured in an on-duty or off-duty crash.
Randall Sevenish has represented injury victims since 1985. Before practicing law, Sevenish was a captain in the Marion County Sheriff's Department. He founded the county's SWAT team, attended the FBI Academy, and was honored as "Police Officer of the Year" by the City of Indianapolis for his efforts as a police instructor. Law enforcement, as well as his martial arts training and his deep religious faith, shaped his character, and gave Sevenish valuable life and practical skills, well beyond law school, that he employs in seeking aggressive and spirited compensation for his clients.
Sevenish Law Firm takes cases throughout Central Indiana which includes Indianapolis and statewide, from South Bend and Fort Wayne to Terre Haute, Columbus and beyond.