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We know that the natural gas explosion that rocked Inner Richmond the other day was not something anyone expected to go through. The explosion was caused by a private construction company when they hit the gas utility line and it took nearly three hours to extinguish.

Overall, five buildings were severely damaged in the incident. Miraculously, nobody was injured. Initially, five workers on the construction crew were listed as missing, but they were all found safe. The incident certainly did scare those who work and live nearby.

“We went into crisis mode,” said a nearby resident. “We grabbed our shoes, grabbed our laptops and grabbed our passports and just left.”

At Allegiance Law, we know that accidents and injuries can come from unexpected places and times. If you need a personal injury attorney in San Francisco, you can count on us to be by your side.

The Injuries

In the case above, we certainly know there was property damage. Thankfully, nobody was hurt but it could have been much worse. Who was responsible for what happened? Did the private construction company make a mistake? If they did, they may be on the line for the damages.

We also know that personal injuries happen in many different ways, some of which are listed here:

If you are injured due to another person’s negligence, you need to seek medical assistance immediately, even if the injury does not seem that bad. When something happens, our adrenaline often makes it seem like we are not as badly hurt as we are. If a person feels pain later and then go to the doctor, the insurance companies may use that against them as evidence they were not really hurt in the first place.

It is also important to follow the doctor’s orders. This means following all prescribed treatment plans and going to follow up visits. Doing so will help establish that the injury is indeed real and that a person and should be covered.

After an incident with injuries, it is important to keep documentation of what happened. This can include medical reports, police reports, and any photo/video evidence of the incident.

What You Can Do Now

If you or a loved one have been injured due to the negligence of another person, group, or company, you need to know what to do. At Allegiance Law, our knowledgeable and experienced team will work with you to ensure that you get the compensation you deserve. We know that unexpected injuries can really hurt your finances. We want to make sure you get:

  • Coverage for your medical expenses
  • Money for lost income and benefits if you cannot work
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Possible punitive damages

When you need a San Francisco personal injury attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation by calling at 415-404-6395.

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