On or around September 13th, 8600 residents were forced to evacuate their homes in the Merrimack Valley as more than 60 buildings experienced numerous explosions and gas fires. Firefighters were unable to help every victim, and some buildings were left to burn. According to news reports, 12 homes were destroyed and thousands lost power as it was cut to avoid additional explosions. Most of the residents, specifically in Andover, North Andover, and Lawrence, Essex County, Massachusetts, continue to suffer from lack of heat, hot water, and damaged or destroyed appliances such as stoves and dryers. Due to displacement, business closures, and power outages, many residents couldn’t return to work.
“We want to ensure those impacted by this negligence have the proper counsel to make an informed decision on what’s best for them. All thirty-five of our attorneys live in Massachusetts. We’re not just attorneys, we’re friends, neighbors, and family looking out for the best interest of our own.” said Managing Partner Sean Flaherty.
If you’ve suffered property damage or injury as a result of the gas explosion (or if you just have a question or concern), contact us today and we’ll do whatever we can to help.