Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) has agreed to pay $70million to the city of San Bruno following the deadly 2010 gas pipeline explosion. The natural gas accident killed four people, destroyed 37 homes and caused serious personal injuries for more than 50 San Bruno residents.
According to reports, the funds from the negligence lawsuit settlement will be distributed within 30 days.
Personal injury lawsuits based on negligence can arise from any accident that harms another. Generally, under California law negligence is defined as the failure to use reasonable care. Negligence is a 'legal cause' of damage if it directly produces or contributes substantially to producing such damage.
If you have been harmed as the result of another's negligent conduct, you may be able to recover compensation for your damages. If you have questions or believe you have been injured as the result of the wrongful or negligent conduct of another, consulting with an experienced San Francisco personal injury attorney is an important first step to protect your rights and begin an investigation.
Some times, more than one party's negligent actions cause or contribute to an accident. In these instances it is important to investigate all potential parties and causes.
While the PG&E explosion accident was significant, personal injury accidents and claims can arise from any situation involving harm such as a car accident, pedestrian accident or injury from using a dangerous product.
If you have suffered an injury due to the carelessness or recklessness of another, you may be entitled to compensation. Please contact the dedicated San Francisco personal injury lawyers at Bostwick & Peterson, LLP for a confidential consultation.