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Gas explosions can happen to anyone anywhere, and they often occur without warning. A family may have no time at all to prepare. Though the causes can often be difficult to track down, the most frequent culprits are old, rusty gas pipes that were poorly installed, the use of inferior equipment, or negligence by workers.
Though new technology is currently being developed to assist in curtailing the awful tragedies resulting from gas explosions, the fact is that millions of homes throughout America have worn-out tanks or outdated pipes running to and from their home. New federal and state laws have been created as an additional safeguard, but those laws only address future construction projects.
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Unique Circumstances Of Gas Explosions
One of the oldest and most notable gas explosions occurred March 18, 1937, at the New London School, killing 300 students and teachers. More recently in Austin, the family of a woman who died after a gas explosion in her home is filing a suit after investigators discovered the potential cause of the damaged gas supply line. Part of their claim is that the companies failed to keep the pipeline in decent condition.
Losing a home, business, or loved one from a gas explosion can have terrible and long-lasting effects. Not only do you have to deal with emotional and practical challenges from the accident, but knowing what the next legal steps are can seem like a huge burden and not a priority in your life. However, a gas explosion can cause serious financial losses, and its impact in many areas of a person’s life can make it even more challenging for survivors to recover quickly after an explosion.
Where a gas explosion occurs, and its outcome can change what claims you can make and who you can sue. Burn injuries and other losses related to a gas explosion are generally categorized as a “personal injury” claim. Other factors that would cause an investigator to need to conduct further research include where the explosion happened; was it in the workplace? If it was a car accident or the person responsible for the explosion had acted with negligence, then the compensation you may be eligible to receive will likely change.