Long Island Cesspool Explosion Sparks Dueling Lawsuits

If you or a loved one has been involved in a blast injury resulting to the negligence or wrongdoing of another, you may be entitled to compensatory damage for medical bills, physical and emotional injuries, pain and suffering, lost earnings, and other expenses through a personal injury lawsuit. An experienced attorney can guide you through the process and make sure justice is pursued. If you are going through litigation for a blast injury and searching for lawsuit funding, contact Litigation Funding Corp.

A cesspool cleaner was hired by a homeowner in December 2011 to clear a sewer system blockage, but when he lifted the sewer lid an explosion occurred, leaving the man with severe facial burns. Also seriously injured was the son of the homeowner, who was visiting his mother and helped the contractor lift the heavy lid.
The contractor filed a lawsuit alleging homeowner negligence for pouring a chemical cleaner in the toilet that caused a buildup of methane in the tank. That lawsuit sparked one by the homeowner’s son, who alleged the sewer guy “addressed the sewer system blockage in a negligent and careless manner.” He also named is mother as a defendant, which is legally required because she owned the property. According to his attorney, the man is not seeking monetary damages from his mother.

While the homeowner admits to using a chemical in the cesspool three days prior to the explosion, she and her son allege the cesspool cleaner also put in a chemical. The claim against the sewer worker contends that the man was struggling to remove the heavy lid with a large, metal pry bar. The friction between the metal tool and the stone lid apparently sparked the methane gas that had been building up from a clog in the sewer line. The suit also alleges the sewer contractor was operating a business without the proper training and required government licenses, and was “falsely representing himself to be knowledgeable, experienced, competent and highly trained in the field of sewer system repairs.”

Cases like this take time and incredible amounts of resources to reach a settlement. Burn victims suffer a great deal due to the time it takes to heal; some suffer emotional and sociological problems after such trauma. Injuries may be life-long so it is important to seek compensation for future care and medical bills. For many victims, waiting for fair compensation is not a viable option if foreclosure, eviction, medical expenses, and debt collectors are looming. In order to avoid financial hardship, Litigation Funding Corp. provides a lawsuit cash advance to prevent plaintiffs from settling for less than full case value. Lawsuit funding is designed to help plaintiffs pay medical expenses, funeral expenses, mortgage, and those monthly bills that pile up during the litigation process. It puts time in the hands of the plaintiff to await justice.

If you have been the victim of gas explosion resulting to the negligence or wrongdoing of another, and seeking compensation through a personal injury lawsuit, you may also qualify for lawsuit funding. The transaction is risk-free and clients often obtain money within 24 – 48 hours. Funding is provided on a non-recourse basis and is completely contingent on the outcome of the lawsuit. If the lawsuit fails, the cash advance is completely excused. There are no upfront fees and no monthly payments. Credit and employment do not matter because we focus on the case and the case, alone. Complete our free, online application or call us today see how we can help.

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