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South L.A. Homeowners Seek Compensation from City for Botched Fireworks Detonation

A week after a botched attempt to detonate illegal fireworks injured 17 residents and law enforcement officers, also damaging homes and cars; opens in a new windowthere are 22 families that have been unable to return to their homes.

opens in a new windowCommunity leaders are calling for the displaced families to receive compensation from the city of Los Angeles. This week, the South Central Neighborhood Council passed a resolution calling for compensation for the displaced residents for injuries, property damage and emotional distress. The community group also called for the immediate firing of the person who ordered the detonation.

The City of Los Angeles Office of Emergency Management said Wednesday that the 22 families forced to evacuate will be able to return to their homes over the coming days. 

opens in a new windowThe Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms arrested a 26-year old man who has been accused of storing 32,000 pounds of illegal firearms, first on state charges and over the weekend, on federal charges. He has been arraigned on charges of transporting explosives without a license in federal court and made his first court appearance Tuesday.

opens in a new windowThese displaced and injured homeowners have repairs to make and have lost the use of their homes. 

At ACTS Law, our property damage attorneys have helped numerous homeowners with property damage claims. Homeowners in this situation may be concerned about fighting for compensation from such powerful entities, but a strong lawyer can stand by their side. Call 833-ACTS-LAW to schedule a free consultation. Our property damage team is guided by the expertise of Terry Bailey, a former contractor who has recovered over $100 million for plaintiffs in construction defect, insurance bad faith, and other property damage actions. Located in San Diego and Los Angeles, we serve clients throughout Orange County and Los Angeles County, including Beverly Hills, Calabasas, Malibu, Santa Monica, Long Beach, Hidden Hills, Pasadena, San Marino, Brentwood, Encino, Newport Beach, and Foresthill.

Posted on July 8, 2021josegramajo
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