CALL (888) 671-5127 TO SPEAK WITH GAS EXPLOSION LAWYERS FOR FREE Every year, thousands of people are injured from heat and smoke inhalation. These injuries can be sustained during a tragic event like a fire at home or at work. Industrial fires often contain the added danger of toxic smoke. For instance, a huge recent fire …
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Chances Of Injury And Lawsuit For Refinery And Plant Explosions
Working in a refinery can be extremely dangerous, as there are often risks of explosion. Many of these risks may be prevented by properly following all safety measures, however, such as following safe practices for handling and storing chemicals. Unfortunately, employers may attempt to disregard these safe practices, putting the employees at risk. If you …
Oil Rig Explosion And Accidents Personal Injury Claims
Working on an oil rig can be extremely dangerous due to the heavy machinery, elevated surfaces, and flammable chemicals. Unfortunately, accidents leading to fires or explosions are not unheard of on oil rigs. These incidents may cause worker injury, or even death. Our team can help investigate your accident, determine who is liable for your …
Gas Explosion Negligence Claims: Who Is Liable For Damages?
Call (800) 863 5312 to speak with gas explosion lawyers at zinda law group for free Gas explosions are more common than people imagine, and their effects can be devastating, resulting in debilitating injuries and even death. Since many gas explosions are caused by some sort of negligence, you may recover your damages in court …
Liability for Damages in Appliance Gas Explosions
Hundreds of millions of Americans use appliances in their homes that rely on either propane or natural gas. An explosion of one of these can destroy property and, more importantly, injure or even kill people. Personal injury law allows you to recover damages from the party or parties responsible for an appliance explosion, regardless of …
Common Causes of Gas Explosions
A gas explosion occurs when there is a gas leak combined with an ignition source. A variety of explosive gases exist, including methane, propane, natural gas, and butane. These gases are widely used throughout the world for heating purposes. Over the years, thousands of people have been killed in gas explosions, and many of these tragic events …
What Causes Gas Explosions?
Often, during the coldest seasons of the year, we hear of gas explosions where an entire family is killed as a result of a faulty gas heater or leak in the gas lines. Recently, we have heard of troubling situations where the gas lines coming to and from a home simply wear out or rust, allowing gas to escape.
Any type of fire, flame, or even a spark can set off accumulated pockets of gas. In September 2010, a natural gas pipeline explosion in a San Francisco suburb ignited a massive fire that killed 4, injured dozens more, and leveled 37 homes. Several residents in this neighborhood had reported the smell of gas weeks before the explosion, but according to reports, the natural gas utility that owned the pipeline never responded to the calls for help. The explosion was investigated and believed to have occurred due to worn-out couplings and pipelines along the street. Below are a few of the major causes of gas explosion:
- Improper use of gas furnace, stove, or appliance, including leaking due to gas lines being hooked up incorrectly
- Old, worn-out, rusty gas lines coming from the street into your home
- Defective equipment, including gas grills, acetylene torches, and other equipment that uses gas as a power or fuel source
- Violations of codes and standards governing the safe handling of gas or propane
- Faulty manufacturing procedures used in building gas tanks for automobiles
A number of shocking cases have occurred where auto manufacturers have utilized sub-standard products when installing gas tanks in certain automobiles and trucks. Many of these cases have resulted in the gas tank exploding during a minor auto accident. Tragic events like gas explosions can leave families devastated. Family members who do survive may require a lifetime of medical care, medications, and procedures.
Our Dallas Gas Explosion Lawyers Can Help
If you or a family member has sustained an injury from a gas explosion, Zinda Law Group will fight tirelessly to help you seek the compensation you deserve. These types of lawsuits are often very complex, but our Dallas gas explosion lawyers understand the laws governing the gas and propane industry, which are upheld by numerous federal, state and local agencies, and have helped clients in cases where a manufacturer or supplier was found to be at fault.
To learn more about your legal rights, call Zinda Law Group at (800) 863-5312 for your free consultation with one of our experienced Dallas gas explosion lawyers. Meetings with attorneys by appointment only,