Juan Carlos Baquaix Sustained Burn Injuries After Gas Leak Explosion Accident At Brooklyn Apartment; Three Other Roommates Injured
BROOKLYN, NEW YORK (January 21, 2017) – A gas explosion inside of a Brooklyn Apartment by Bay 49th Street and Cropsey Avenue left four people injured.
Brooklyn police are saying that the blast destroyed a window in the apartment and started a fire on the second floor.
Authorities have been able to identify one of the victims of the gas explosion accident as 41-year-old Juan Carlos Baquaix.
Paramedics transported Juan Baquaix to Staten Island University Hospital North so that he could receive treatment for burns to his legs. Three of the other roommates that were in the apartment during the gas explosion suffered minor injuries and declined medical treatment.
Rafael Rosales told reporters the the gas explosion happened while everoyne in the apartment was asleep.There is an ongoing investigation into the source of the explosion that injured Juan Baquaix.
PREMISES LIABILITY IN GAS EXPLOSION ACCIDENTS
Apartment owners have a responsibility to keep their buildings reasonably safe for the tenants and guests that enter. When they fail to maintain a reasonably safe environment and someone is injured in an accident, the apartment owner may be held liable for any accidents or injuries that occur as a result of that negligence. For example, poorly maintained pipes might leak gas and then cause an explosion. Or a malfunctioning shut off valve might fail to curb the flow of gas prior to an accident. Any person that is injured in a gas explosion may be able to file a claim for damages including medical treatment, lost wages and pain and suffering.
Our staff at Lipsig Lawyers were deeply concerned to learn about the tragic gas explosion accident at the Brooklyn apartments that injured Juan Baquaix and three other roommates. We extend our thoughts and prayers to all of the victims of this accident. There needs to be a thorough investigation into what happened, and steps need to be taken to make sure that something similar doesn’t take place in the future.
If you or someone that you love has been injured inside of an apartment due to a gas explosion, you may have legal recourse. Our team of highly experienced personal injury attorneys are here to help in whatever ways we can. Whether you just have questions about your rights or are looking to hire an attorney, you’re always welcome to reach out to us (646) 846-4496.