A man sustained severe burn injuries in a Frederick County home fire after several propane tanks exploded on Monday evening, March 1. The information was confirmed by two Maryland fire departments from Prince George’s County and Frederick County.
Ten people were displaced by the fire and got help from the American Red Cross, according to Frederick County’s fire department.
The Frederick County home fire caused massive destruction to the home in the 10500 block of Old Annapolis Road in Libertytown. According to the firefighters, the man
that was injured was taken to an area hospital and that the other people in the home managed to get out before the explosion.
So far, the cause of the fire is not known. The Frederick County Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating the blaze.
Prince Geoge’s County’s firefighters responded since the fire from the home spread into a wooded area near the house.
Burn injuries are complex and may cause serious and life-threatening complications. These injuries take a long time to recover, and the medical bills for such injuries are often quite high.
If you were a victim of a fire, you should consult with a personal injury attorney who has experience with burn injuries.
If the fire occurred because of negligence (no matter if it was your home or any other place) your attorney will suggest filing a compensation claim against the responsible party. You can also file a lawsuit against the party.
Even though burn injuries are quite serious, insurance companies aren’t fond of paying big amounts. You should remember that you don’t have to accept the first low offer, nor accept any offer while you’re recovering from your injuries.
The Pinder Plotkin team has experience with such cases. Schedule your first free consultation with a Maryland burn injury attorney and let us review your case.