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Suing for House Explosions in New Hampshire


A house explosion can change your life in seconds. You might have been sitting at the kitchen table when suddenly your home filled with shrapnel and fire. These tragedies can cause permanent injuries, deaths, and serious property damage. In the aftermath, you might be wondering what sparked the explosion. Can you sue? A personal injury attorney in Manchester can help you answer this important question.

New Hampshire House Explosion Reportedly Caused by Falling Tree 

In April of 2024, a serious house explosion occurred in New Hampshire. The detonation claimed the life of a senior citizen and seriously injured a small child. The extent of this child’s burns is not exactly clear. Firefighters arrived at the scene and struggled to determine exactly what was going on.

Footage from the scene shows one side of the house completely blown away by the explosion. As firefighters learned more about the situation, they started to piece together the root cause. According to subsequent reports, the explosion was triggered by a falling tree. This tree fell onto the home and punctured a propane tank. The resulting explosion claimed the life of an elderly woman inside.

Despite suffering serious burns in the blast, the 11-year-old girl was able to run from the home and get help. Her family says that she suffered burns to the face, hands, and feet – although she is expected to make a full recovery. Note that even if the child recovers, she may still struggle with disfiguring injuries for the rest of her life.

Filing a Premise Liability Claim After an Explosion 

After a house explosion, you should determine the root cause of the incident. In the aforementioned case, a tree fell onto the property. Judging by the footage of the incident, it seems that this tree fell from within the property itself. If the family owned the property, this may make it difficult to sue. If the tree had fallen from someone else’s property, however, that property owner could theoretically face a premise liability lawsuit if they were negligent in not removing or pruning the tree before it fell.

You might also sue a landlord for not addressing obvious safety hazards before the explosion. Perhaps the tree was wobbling and leaning in the weeks prior to the accident. Assuming the renters had informed their landlord of this risk, they could potentially sue if no action was taken. Putting aside falling trees, you may also be able to sue if your landlord or a property owner allowed fire risks to go unaddressed and someone was hurt as a result.

Pursue Compensation Alongside a New Hampshire Injury Lawyer 

It may be difficult to determine whether you can sue after a house explosion. While internet research may provide you with basic information, each house explosion is slightly different. The root cause of your incident may be unclear, and you may need to investigate the explosion in greater detail. To discuss the possibility of compensation, consult with a New Hampshire injury lawyer. Choose the Law Office of Manning Zimmerman & Oliveira PLLC – and get started with an action plan today.


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