Tragic explosion and fire in San Bruno. PG&E may have been negligent.

Carpenter, Zuckerman & Rowley extends our sincere condolences to the victims of the natural gas explosion in San Bruno, California.

The ongoing tragedy has claimed the lives of four people, injured nearly 60 others, and destroyed countless homes.  Hundreds of area residents have been displaced.  Many victims of this horrific tragedy lost all that they own.

“The community of San Bruno needs answers. The people of California need answers,” said Lieutenant Gov. Abel Maldonado in a news conference on Friday, “We need to know why this happened and we need to know how this happened.”

Answers from Pacific Gas & Electric and others, however, have been slow to arrive.

What is becoming clear, however, is that PG&E may have been shockingly negligent in their maintenance of this pipeline.

According to reports, in the days prior to the explosion, local residents repeatedly alerted PG&E of a gas odor in the area.  What, if anything, PG&E did to respond to their customer’s legitimate safety concern remains uncertain.

Soon representatives of companies who may have been responsible for this tragedy may approach victims’ and offer to settle their claims.

Unfortunately, in the past, some companies have sought to take advantage of victims’ distress with grossly unfair settlements.

“The victims of the San Bruno explosion and fire and their family members should be very cautious about agreeing to ‘quick settlements’ offered by representatives of agencies involved in the accident or by insurance companies or representatives,” explained the California State Bar’s Chief Trial Counsel.

Instead, victims of the tragedy should consult with an experienced attorney who will fight for their best interests and ensure they receive maximum compensation for their loss.

Carpenter, Zuckerman & Rowley stands ready to serve the victims of the San Bruno Explosion. We have successfully recovered hundreds of millions of dollars on behalf of our clients.

Choosing the right legal representation is essential to recovering maximum compensation for personal injury and wrongful death. Our attorneys pride themselves on their personal, hands-on approach to working with our clients. We treat each of our clients as family, and we dedicate ourselves to delivering justice by never settling for less than maximum compensation for our clients’ personal injuries.

Consultations are 100% free, and we will work with you on a contingency fee arrangement.

If there is no recovery, you pay no attorney’s fee.

If you or someone you know has been affected by the horrific San Bruno explosion, contact the highly qualified attorneys at Carpenter, Zuckerman & Rowley to schedule your complimentary consultation today.

You may visit us in our Beverly Hills offices or we will travel to you.

Do not hesitate.  Use the contact form to the right or call us at 310.273.1230

Carpenter, Zuckerman & Rowley supports The American Red Cross for their heroic assistance to the victims of this devastating catastrophe.