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Devastation Continues: 250 People Remain Displaced After Dallas Apartment Complex Explosion

Last week, we reported that residents of Oak Cliff complex remained displaced following a devastating Dallas apartment complex explosion. At the time of our last article on the Dallas apartment complex explosion, we were able to report:

  • Hundreds of residents remain displaced (the more precise figure being about 300 people)
  • Eight people hospitalized as a result of the Dallas apartment complex explosion
  • Three people (all firefighters) remain hospitalized and in stable but critical condition
  • Cause of catastrophic blast: unknown

Today, we are able to report:

  • 250 people remain displaced as a result of the explosion accident
  • Three people (all firefighters) remain hospitalized, an update on their conditions now immediately available
  • Cause of catastrophic blast: unknown

Residents Allowed Back in to Retrieve Personal Items

Displaced residents of the Oak Cliff apartment complex were permitted back on the premises for a matter of minutes during the past week in order to (finally) collect some of their necessary personal belongings. The residents literally were only able to gather some very basic items, like clothing and toiletries.

The residents gleaned little to no additional information as to the status of their displacement from their homes. A common comment among these individuals was that the apartment complex owners and management continued to provide next to no information about the aftermath of the blast, including when they may be able to return home.

Evidently, sections of the apartment complex remain closed for a couple of reasons. (Bear in mind that naming these reasons is something of an act in speculation. Not have complex owners and managers as well as official investigators been tight-lipped about the circumstances at hand with residents, the media and public has been largely blacked out as well.) The possible reasons for the closure include:

  • Concerns regarding instability associated with some units
  • Concerns associated with gas leak issues
  • Lack of gas service to some units as a result of instability and worries about ongoing leakage

Future of Resident Temporary Lodging Uncertain

Thus far during the displacement, Oak Cliff residents were provided lodging at a local hotel. Issues surrounding that lodging was expected to come to a head this weekend as a result of the Texas – Oklahoma University football game slated for the Cotton Bowl. The hotel in question (together with hotels and motels throughout the area) were heavily booked as a result of football fans descending into the city for the Texas-OU game.

On Saturday morning, little information has been made available regarding what is being done to ensure that the 250-plus Oak Cliff residents do maintain appropriate temporary “housing” in light of the football game issue. Speculation has been that temporary lodging was being arranged where vacant hotel or motel rooms can be found. Having noted that possibility, speculation abounds in the aftermath of the Dallas apartment complex explosion, including regarding the cause of the bast.

If you’ve been injured in the Dallas apartment complex explosion, or if you’ve suffered displacement from your home, the legal team at The Doan Law Firm is here for you. We have kept our Dallas apartment complex explosion lawyer hotline staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week, since this catastrophic event. You can reach our firm now or at any time that is helpful to you by calling (214) 307-0000. Our telephone line is staffed on weekends and major holidays as well.

We can schedule a consultation with you at our offices located at:

The Doan Law Firm

2911 Turtle Creek Boulevard

Suite 300

Dallas, Texas 75219

(214) 307-0000

If you prefer, we can schedule an appointment to answer your questions and provide you the information you need at any other location that is convenient for you. We can arrange a consult with you virtually via the internet as well. There is never a charge for an initial consultation with a Doan Law Firm Dallas apartment complex explosion lawyer.

The Doan Law Firm makes an attorney fee promise to you. Our firm never charges an attorney fee unless we win your case for you. Our explosion accident attorney team is dedicated to fighting tirelessly on your behalf to win justice and the compensation you deserve.

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