Our Michigan gas explosion lawyers represent victims of these tragic incidents. The results of these explosions are often catastrophic and cause serious injuries and death.
The use of gasoline, propane, and other flammable materials is essential to modern life. Nearly everyone in Michigan uses some form of gas to drive a vehicle, ride a bus, heat their home, or do their cooking. As a result, injuries that can result from gas explosions are a constant threat.
Even with modern safety equipment and proper precautions, some explosions are inevitable. A person may suffer an injury after a pressure build-up in a natural gas line, due to another person’s negligence at a gas station, or even from gas tank fires in homes or cars. All of these explosions are preventable with proper safety precautions.
A Michigan explosion accidents lawyer may be able to help you if you have suffered injuries in explosions. A top-rated premises liability attorney at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. will work to investigate the causes of the explosion, to connect the negligence of other parties to those explosions, and to demand appropriate compensation for your losses.
What are Causes of Gas Explosions?
Gasses and other flammable materials are ever-present in our lives. While we rely on these substances to power our day-to-day activities, a single out of place spark or pressure change can have a catastrophic effect. The companies that regulate the flow and distribution of explosive gases have a duty to protect their consumers from injuries that may result from catastrophic failures.
One common cause of gas explosions is pressure changes within a line. A significant change in pressure can cause valves or pipes to fail, pushing the gas out of the line at a high rate of speed. This can send metal or other materials flying through the air.
Other failures may occur when a gas is present in the environment. Fill stations that do not clean gasoline spills or hardware stores that fail to ensure the structural viability of propane tanks may be liable if those gases ignite and cause injuries. Unsuspecting customers can be seriously burned due to their negligence.
A Michigan explosion accidents lawyer could help injured plaintiffs investigate the causes of the explosion and to connect those causes to defendant negligence.
Can I File a Gas Home Explosion Lawsuit?
Home explosions cause significant damage to the exploding home itself as well as neighboring businesses and properties. Significant injuries and deaths result from these explosions. Many are caused by faulty gas appliance hookups, like furnaces and hot water heaters. Other explosions are the fault of the gas company for faulty hook ups from the gas line to the residence.
Victims can file both personal injury and property damage lawsuits against the person or entity responsible for the explosion. Gas explosion lawsuits are commonly filed against landlords, negligent service repair companies, contractors or subcontractors, or manufacturers who make exploding products.
A detailed investigation by our lawyers will identify the negligent party. We will then file a lawsuit seeking compensation for allowable damages.
Can I Sue the Gas Company for an Explosion?
You can sue the gas company if the home explosion was caused by its negligence. There have been many successful lawsuits against utility companies due to unchecked gas leaks and faulty equipment coming into the home. The gas company will typically blame another company or person for the exploding building. However, evidence gathered during an investigation will often lead to the conclusion that the gas company was at fault for the explosion.
Common Injuries From Natural Gas Explosions
Explosions are catastrophic events that can have a significant impact on the lives of victims. The most obvious result of an explosion is a physical injury. The explosion itself can inflict serious harm ranging from burns, to orthopedic injuries, and even death.
In addition, the force could also cause structural damage to buildings or the frames of vehicles. Oftentimes, this can trap a victim inside a structure, exposing them to flames or crushing their limbs. Other victims suffer traumatic brain injuries and spinal cord injuries.
While the physical damages from an explosion are significant, a personal injury claim will also demand compensation for mental anguish. Explosions are traumatic experiences. It is not uncommon for victims to suffer emotional trauma, PTSD, or other mental health concerns following the incident. Your claim can also demand payments to compensation for your loss of quality of life following the accident.
What is the Compensation in a Gas Explosion Lawsuit?
Our Michigan explosion accident attorneys will evaluate all of your losses and demand appropriate compensation from the negligent defendant. Settlements include non-economic damages, which is compensation for your pain and suffering, scars and disfigurements, psychological damages, and disability. There are no guidelines for the specific dollar amount of a settlement and every case is based upon its unique circumstances. Our lawyer are experts at maximizing the settlement amount.
A victim is also entitled to economic damages. These damages pay compensation for medical bills, lost income, and other losses. These damages can be calculated to the exact dollar amount. They are in addition to the the non-economic damages and there is no limit on these awards.
Making a Claim for Property Damage
In addition to personal injuries, the explosions cause significant property damage to cars, homes, or businesses. The entire contents of building might be complete destroyed by the explosion. Many times, you may have to file a fire insurance claim against your own homeowner’s insurance policy to pay for damage to the structure and its contents.
A Michigan Explosion Accident Lawyer Will Help You to Recover Compensation for your Losses
If you suffered a personal injury due to an explosion, you have the right to demand compensation. However, explosion cases can be complex, and victims may have difficulty identifying the appropriate sources of compensation. Depending on the facts of your case, a gas station owner, the manufacturer of a propane tank, or even the local utility company may be liable.
Our Michigan explosion accident lawyers will gather evidence concerning the cause of the explosion. We will connect that evidence to the actions of a defendant, determine your losses, and demand compensation . However, you must be sure to act quickly, as personal injury claims are subject to strict deadlines.
Contact Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. today to discuss your case. Our team of experienced attorneys will start working on your case immediately.
We do not charge any legal fees unless you win a settlement. We pay all of the case costs and only get our fee at the end of the case when you receive your settlement check!
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