A rocket exploded over the Mojave Desert killing one and causing serious physical injuries to another, the California Highway Patrol reported. The Mojave Desert is part of the greater Henderson area and is composed of several valleys such as the Pahrump Valley, Amargosa Valley, Death Valley, and the Henderson Valley.
The rocket was part of a Richard Branson’s space tourism program and was on a test flight over the desert when it exploded. Two pilots are said to have flown the rocket which was transported on a plane and released in mid-air after reaching a nominated high altitude. The explosion occurred shortly after the rocket’s motor was ignited.
Another Rocket Explosion
This accidental explosion comes only a few days after a rocket carrying commercial supplies exploded at Wallops Island, Virginia, also shortly after take-off. Reports from Cape Canaveral state that there are no known casualties or injuries of the commercial supply ship explosion.
Injuries from Explosion Accidents
If you or a loved one is involved in an explosion, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.
For the survivors, rocket explosions can cause physical injuries such as burns, lacerations, and internal injuries. These serious physical injuries may require extensive medical treatment, surgery, and physical therapy and rehabilitation. Recovering from your injuries involve costs for medical bills, home health care, lost income from time off work, and can affect your emotional well-being.
In Henderson, Nevada, victims of accidental explosions may claim compensation from the party or parties who are responsible for their injuries. This compensation is meant to cover your medical expenses, costs of ongoing treatment and rehabilitation, lost earnings, as well as for your pain and suffering.
Timeliness is important in presenting your claim against the person responsible for your accident, or their insurance company. You will also need to gather evidence to establish and support your claim.
In metropolitan Henderson and other parts of Nevada, the law firm of David Boehrer has almost ten years of experience in personal injury cases. We also handle other types of cases such as auto accidents, truck accidents, bicycle accidents, motorcycle accidents, and wrongful death. Call us today at (702) 750-0750 for a free evaluation of your case.