August 11, 2016

Up to seven people from the Flower Branch apartments still missing, dozens more hospitalized

Cochran Firm DC investigating gas explosion at Flower Branch apartmentsAs many as seven people are still missing after a massive explosion rocked the Flower Branch apartment complex in Silver Spring during the early morning hours on Thursday. Massive flames ripped through the complex, setting fire to three other buildings and causing one unit to collapse.

As a law firm with extensive experience helping victims seriously injured at apartment complexes, The Cochran Firm, D.C. will continue to monitor the situation very closely. Oftentimes, these types of catastrophic accidents are caused by poor maintenance because landlords refuse to make proper repairs.

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The Cochran Firm, D.C. has recovered millions for victims of apartment complex fires

When people are seriously injured or lose their lives because landlords or property managers fail to make timely repairs and protect the safety of their residents, victims may hold these parties responsible for their careless actions. The Cochran Firm, D.C. has recovered millions of dollars in compensation to help victims through their difficult times.

  • $6,300,000 settlement for the family of a mother and young child who lost their lives in a fire at an apartment complex caused by a gas leak. The Cochran Firm, D.C. held the landlord responsible for not making repairs to the building which would have prevented the fire
  • $4,400,000 settlement for the family of a father and his two sons who passed away from carbon monoxide poisoning in their home due to a faulty flue connected to the water heater in their home

What caused the explosion at Flower Branch apartments in Silver Spring?

While managers from Flower Branch apartments maintain there were no prior issues with gas leaks at the complex, residents informed local news outlets they smelled gas for weeks leading up to the explosion. One resident told reporters his call to 911 about a gas leak was dismissed by responders as only the smell of burning incense.

It is simply unacceptable that serious safety concerns would be brushed aside. As a law firm committed to public safety, The Cochran Firm, D.C. will continue to be a tireless advocate for ordinary people hurt by the recklessness of others.

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If you or a loved one were injured in the fire at Flower Branch apartments at 8628 Piney Branch Road in Silver Spring, you may contact our office for a free legal consultation about your legal options. Call our office during business hours at 202-682-5800 or at 1-800-THE FIRM (843-3476) to speak to us 24 hours a day.