Michelle Dietterick and her family may have a case against any company or person found responsible for an awful food truck explosion that left her with severe burns and broken bones.
Dietterick, 53, of Port St. Lucie was inside the food concession trailer she owns with her husband at the Vero Beach Seafood Festival on May 14 when an explosion occurred just before 9 a.m., according to an article by TCPalm.com.
The explosion occurred on the second day of the three-day festival at Riverside Park, south of the Barber Bridge. Police later reported that a strong smell of propane had been coming from Michelle Dietterick’s truck, called “Michelle’s Catch of the Day,” before the explosion.
According to TCPalm.com, Michelle Dietterick’s food truck had recently passed an inspection on March 24 without any violations. Indian River County Fire Rescue and the State Fire Marshal’s Office are investigating the explosion. Police told reporters that the Sunday the explosion appears to be an accident.
In situations such as these, it is not always clear whose fault the incident was. As a personal injury law firm, our attorneys and legal specialists have resources that can sometimes uncover information related to the cause of an incident that law enforcement or fire investigators might have overlooked.
Michelle Dietterick’s husband, Scott Dietterick, created a GoFundMe fundraiser page to accept donations to help cover the cost of treating her injuries, which include severe burns on her face, hands, arms and legs. She also suffered broken bones to her face and a collapsed lung, according to the fundraiser page.
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