Los Angeles Truck Explosion Accident On Harbor Boulevard Leaves One Person Injured
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA (April 15, 2109) – At least one person was injured when a big rig suddenly exploded on Harbor Boulevard.
California Highway Patrol are saying that the explosion took place around 9:57 a.m. It remains unclear why the truck exploded. Firefighters and paramedics rushed to the scene in order to help the victims.
A number of residents took to social media to try to identify the source of the blast. There is an ongoing investigation at this time.
Liability In Truck Explosion Accidents
Truck explosions are very rare, but they can cause massive devastation when they occur. An explosion can take place for a number of reasons. Every explosion is the result of some fuel source coming into contact with an ignition source. For example, a gas leak can come into contact with the engine and spark a fire which leads to an explosion.
When a worker is injured on the job they may have legal recourse through a worker’s compensation claim. According to the California Department of Industrial Relations Workers Compensation Guidebook, “If you get hurt on the job, your employer is required by law to pay for workers’ compensation benefits.” This can include money for medical care and lost wages. Depending on the facts of any case, an injured worker may be able to file a third party liability claim.
A truck manufacturer could potentially face civil liability for an accident in the wake of an explosion. A truck accident attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your options are. It doesn’t cost anything to hire an attorney and they only get paid if the successfully resolve your case.
Getting Help After A Truck Explosion
Have you or someone that you love been injured in an explosion with a commercial truck. You may be entitled to damages in order to help recover from your injuries. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to help in any way that we can. We are committed to making sure that our clients get the support that they deserve. Whether you just have questions about your rights or need more information about an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (888) 888-9285.