While the City is probing whether the East Village building owner Maria Hrynenko illegally tapped into gas main, families mourn the loss of their loved ones and wait for news from doctors as to the prognosis of their loved one who have been injured. The blast killed 2, including Nicholas Figueroa and seriously injured dozens. One victim remains hospitalized at this time. Investigators are gathering up gas main and building records in an escalating criminal probe of what caused the fatal building explosion last week in the East Village.
We recently filed a lawsuit against the City of New York and Con Edison in the East Harlem building explosion last year. Our experience has proven hiring a lawyer as soon as possible after an explosion is very important. There needs to be oversight in the investigation by those who may ultimately be responsible.
The law firm of Morgan Levine Dolan handles many types of cases involving building collapses and explosions. We have recovered millions of dollars for our clients injured as a result of the negligence of building owners and contractors.
A thorough, detailed investigation into the cause of these buildings collapsing must begin immediately so that crucial evidence is not destroyed. The City of New York and its agencies cannot be relied upon to perform these types of investigations. Many times it is determined that improper building permits were issued by the City and therefore liability is found against the Department of Buildings of the City of New York. Hiring the right lawyer to uncover negligent acts is the first important step.
If you or a loved one have been injured in a building collapse, contact Jared Levine of Morgan Levine Dolan today.