Understandably, when people buy kerosene at gas stations, they expect to be sold kerosene. However, after an incident at a gas station in Cape May County involving a kerosene purchase, people may want to double check their kerosene purchases from now on.
According to the Ocean City Patch, Middle Township Police are searching for anyone who purchase kerosene at Riggins Gas Station on Route 9 South (also known as Main Street) in Cape May Court House, New Jersey between April 24 and May 10. Reportedly, a shipment of gasoline delivered on April 24 was mistakenly placed into the gas station’s kerosene tank. Per the Ocean City Patch report, 85 gallons of the mixture of gas and kerosene was sold before the mistake was discovered. If used, the dangerous combination poses an extreme fire and explosion risk.
Options for Victims of Explosions and Their Families
An explosion can result in massive property damage, severe burn injuries and death. If another individual or business’s mistake led to you or a loved one becoming the victim of an explosion, you may be able to file an injury or wrongful death claim against those responsible. A lawsuit enables injury victims and the families of wrongful death victims to hold those at fault for their pain and suffering accountable, including securing financial help for hospital bills, loss of income (including estimated future earnings), rehabilitation and physical therapy expenses, property damage and funeral costs.
The attorneys at our Atlantic City and Cape May personal injury law firm have been defending the rights of injury victims and their families in our community for decades, including several multimillion dollar verdicts and settlements for clients.