City Of West, Texas Achieves A $10.4 Million Settlement For Explosion That Devastated The Town.

When companies fail to adhere to all the proper protocols required by law in order to maintain the safety of their facilities, and the result is an explosion where in you are burned or in some way injured, they may be liable to compensate you for the injuries you sustained. The expert explosion accident attorney specialists and burn injury lawyer experts at our Boston, Massachusetts law firm have recovered millions of dollars in damages for our clients over the last three decades.

The city of West, Texas has reached a $10.4 million settlement with several companies arising from the devastating April 2013 fertilizer plant explosion that resulted in 15 deaths and millions of dollars in property damage. The city had filed a lawsuit that alleged Adair Grain Inc., CF Industries, El Dorado Chemical Company and International Chemical Company were negligent in selling and distributing the chemical being stored at the plant.  More than 250 people were injured by the blast. Cleanup efforts, included 72 residents of a nursing home not far from the plant.

The city agreed to resolve the lawsuit, which the City Council approved this week, for $10,443,000 which will go to compensate for the damages not covered by insurance or governmental grants.  CF Industries, the company that supplied the ammonium nitrate, will pay $6.4 million, and El Dorado Chemical will pay $3.9 million. International Chemical is included in the settlements with those companies.  Adair Grain, the company that owned West Fertilizer Co., will pay $143,000.

If you or a loved one has been burned or otherwise injured in an explosion accident, you may be entitled to substantial compensation for your pain and suffering, outstanding medical bills, and lost wages that resulted from the accident. The Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates has decades of experience in recovering damages for our Massachusetts clients. Call one of our Boston explosion accident lawyer experts or personal injury attorneys today at 617-787-3700 or email us at info@gilhoylaw.com for your free and confidential consultation. Your needs are our top priority!

 

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