Explosions, Burns And Construction Accidents FAQ

Serious injuries call for serious lawyers with the determination and experience to win the best judgment or settlement for their clients. Explosions, burns and construction accidents can all result in serious injuries — even death. Victims of these injuries may find their lives in upheaval and themselves burdened not only by the challenges of dealing with the injuries but also by crippling medical bills. Families of those killed in these kinds of accidents may find themselves emotionally bereft and financially troubled — particularly if the person killed was responsible for supporting the family. The law may provide compensation if you or a loved one has been injured in an explosion or construction accident, or suffered serious burns as the result of a defective product or someone else's negligence.

Propane Gas Explosions

Propane gas is highly flammable and combustible, therefore the sale and distribution of propane gas includes a tremendous risk of injury. While strict state and federal laws govern the sale and distribution of propane gas, they may be disregarded — resulting in death or serious injury. If an explosion is the result of someone's negligence, victims of propane gas explosions or their families may be entitled to compensation.

How do Propane Gas Explosions happen?

Propane gas explosions can be caused by a number of different factors:

  • Victims may suffer injuries as a result of defective products (like water heaters, furnaces or gas fireplaces).
  • Defects in automobile components can cause terrible burns and other injuries.
  • Violations of applicable codes, standards, or recommended safety practices for handling propane gas can cause explosions since these codes are in place to prevent explosions and protect people.
  • Mistakes made by poorly trained employees may subject employers to liability.
  • Over-pressurization can cause propane gas explosions; for example, propane gas can build up pressure when exposed to extreme heat when propane is contained in cylinders. This pressure can rupture the tank, causing an explosion.
  • In order to detect the presence of propane gas and prevent an explosion, an odorant is added to the gas when it's in liquid form. The odorant has a very distinctive odor and is added to alert people to the possibility of a leak. A lack of odorization might mean that a person can't detect a gas leak and avoid an explosion.

What kind of investigation needs to be done in my case?

To properly investigate a propane gas explosion, the law firm you select must have access to reputable expert witnesses. These experts are essential to the investigation of your case and the recovery of damages after a gas explosion. Attorneys must also have extensive knowledge of all laws governing the sale and distribution of propane across Texas.

Burn Injury Lawyers

Propane or gasoline explosions, fires, hot water and thermal appliances, fireworks, and faulty products can all cause terrible burn injuries. These injuries can occur as the result of someone's negligence or a defective product, and can cause massive physical and emotional harm to the burn victim.

If you or a loved one has suffered from a serious burn injury, it is important to find a burn injury lawyer who can help you get compensation. While we understand that money can't heal all physical or psychological scars, financial compensation may be available to cover long-term medical, rehabilitation, and psychological counseling bills, hospital expenses, lost wages and lost future earning capacity, pain and suffering, and disfigurement.

Construction Accidents

Despite that fact that federal and state agencies have implemented extensive construction safety standards, thousands of construction workers are injured and killed while working in the United States every year. The injuries can be received in crane accidents, scaffolding accidents, nail gun accidents, chemical exposure, explosions, welding accidents, transportation accidents, and mechanical risks due to machinery components. While some injured construction workers may be entitled to assistance in the payment of medical bills and other expenses, often times this assistance doesn't begin to compensate for the actual extensive medical and hospital bills and lost wages. Depending on the circumstances of your injury, the property owner, subcontractor, general contractor or product manufacturer may be held liable for your injury. If you would like us to evaluate your case, please call.

Serious injuries call for serious lawyers with the determination and experience to win the best judgment or settlement for their clients. Explosions, burns and construction accidents can all result in serious injuries — even death. Victims of these injuries may find their lives in upheaval and themselves burdened not only by the challenges of dealing with the injuries but also by crippling medical bills. Families of those killed in these kinds of accidents may find themselves emotionally bereft and financially troubled — particularly if the person killed was responsible for supporting the family. The law may provide compensation if you or a loved one has been injured in an explosion or construction accident or suffered serious burns as the result of a defective product or someone else's negligence.