An explosion is a rapid increase in volume and release of energy in an extreme manner, usually with the generation of high temperatures and the release of gases.
Although a small number of fires resulting in explosions occur in residences, cars, and other non-industrial locations, the majority are workplace-related. Leaking natural gas lines, gasoline and propane tanks, and flammable substances such as paint thinners, heating fuel, petroleum, and welding gases, all explode when sparked by fire.
Fires and gas explosions often result in death and, those that survive, almost always suffer from devastating physical and psychological effects. Burn injuries are horrific, difficult to treat, and affect almost every organ in the body. Survivors are left with not only scarring and disfigurement but also long-term emotional consequences. The medical expenses can easily be very overwhelming.
Burn injuries are categorized by the severity in degrees:
When gas explosions occur in the context of industrial product liability cases, the causes can range from:
Unfortunately, explosion and fire accidents are usually caused by multiple acts and omissions of different parties. The causes of explosions and fires can often be traced back to human error or corporate negligence. The reality is that those individuals or companies that cause explosions and fires usually have significant resources to enable them to aggressively defend themselves. Determining the cause of an explosion or fire, and who should be held accountable for the injuries and damages caused, is usually a matter that requires swift action on the part of the victims’ attorneys to investigate the cause of the explosion or fire. This necessarily requires an attorney to retain the highly specialized experts needed to determine the cause of the explosion or fire and the manner in which it could have been prevented. The attorneys at the Liljegren Law Group have worked on numerous occasions with some of the leading experts in the fields of explosion and fire prevention and cause and origin to properly litigate these complicated cases.
The California explosion attorneys at the Liljegren Law Group have the resources, experience, and personnel necessary to properly investigate and pursue your explosion injury claim. Our attorneys advocate for our clients’ full financial recovery through detailed, meticulous preparation for trial. If you have sustained significant property damage, suffered serious personal injury or a loved one died as a result of an explosion and fire accident, please contact our office today at 866.613.9906 to discuss your case.
For many victims and their families, financial compensation is important, but so is preventing future accidents. A loved one’s wrongful death or catastrophic injuries can often lead to a change in the policies, procedures or harmful products that caused the accident.
California explosion cases raise a number of particular legal issues. Our attorneys are quipped to handle the toughest of explosion cases, and understand the complex state and federal laws that govern these industries. Our attorneys also understand the physical and emotional pain an explosion injury may cause and will provide solid, compassionate legal support to injured clients and their families.
Our California explosion lawyers have represented clients throughout California. If you have experienced physical, emotional and financial injuries due to an explosion, please contact us today at 866.613.9906 for a free legal consultation.