Gas Explosion Lawyers in Round Rock, Texas

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Exploding gas line explosions are not as uncommon you may think, particularly when gas companies fail to follow the safety standards that are required by the federal government. They may save money on equipment and employee training, but they put lives at risk. When a gas line explodes, whether it happens on a construction site or in a residential home, the results can be devastating. Destruction of the area directly impacted and serious, often catastrophic injuries can occur, including the following:

  • Severe burns
  • Fractures and broken bones
  • Lost limbs or eyesight
  • Head injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Death

Signs of Leaking Gas

One sign of leaking gas leak or a pending explosion is that familiar rotten egg smell that gas emits. While natural gas is completely odorless, that sulfuric egg smell is added by the gas companies to make detecting leaks easier. There are a number of signs that may indicate that a gas line is leaking and a gas explosion could be imminent, including:

  • Sulfuric smell of rotten eggs
  • Hissing sound
  • Continual bubbling in a pond or a creek
  • Dirt spraying into the air
  • Plants that are dead or dying for no apparent reason

What You Should Do If You Smell Gas

If you smell gas, the following tips may keep you safe from a gas explosion.

  • Shut off the gas when possible
  • Do not attempt to locate the leak on your own
  • If indoors, open windows to ventilate the area when possible
  • Avoid creating sparks – do not turn any electrical appliances on or off
  • Unplug electrical appliances if you can do so safely
  • Do not use the telephone or an elevator
  • Do not smoke, use lighters, matches or other sources of open flames
  • Do not operate machinery or vehicles near the area of the leak
  • Leave the area and from a safe distance call the utility company to report the leak
  • If the odor is strong, call 911
  • If you are digging, stop and call the utility company or 911

Have You Been Injured in a Gas Explosion?

If you were injured in an accident that was caused by a gas explosion, you are legally entitled to seek compensation for your pain and suffering. At Zinda Law Group, we know that accidents and injuries can happen, but that doesn’t mean that they couldn’t be avoided. If you’ve been hurt or a loved one has been injured or killed, as a result of faulty gas line or gas leak, contact Zinda Law Group today for a free consultation.