Gas Explosion Attorney San Antonio Texas
Gas explosions can occur not only in an industrial setting but can happen in your home. Gas lines are found everywhere in Texas. Many people rely on natural gas to power the comforts and necessities found in their homes. Unfortunately, a gas explosion can occur without notice and can drastically and catastrophically change the lives of those involved in the explosion. Household gas explosions are caused by gas leaks, defective products or a build-up of fumes.
Because natural gas pipelines have been in place for many years, gas companies have the responsibility of making sure the gas lines, valves and tanks are properly maintained. Gas explosions can be caused by:
- aging, eroding, or damages pipes
- over pressurization of gas lines
- inferior equipment
- slow silent gas leaks
- ruptured gas lines by digging or trenching
- leaking tanks
- poor maintenance of gas pipelines
Gas explosions can cause catastrophic injuries and fatalities are often times preventable. If gas companies take short cuts maintaining gas lines, valves and tanks in order to maximize profits and since natural gas is odorless and colorless, many homeowners are unaware there is a problem.
Common injuries caused by gas explosions are:
- severe burns
- traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
- scarring and disfigurement
- loss of hearing
- permanent disability
- emotional trauma
- even wrongful death
If you or a loved one have been injured because of a gas explosion, it is important that you hire an attorney as soon as possible after the explosion. The explosion scene should be preserved in its immediate post fire explosion condition if possible. An investigator will need to determine how the gas explosion occurred by finding how the explosion started, whether by a gas leak or a defective product.
I can advocate for you to get the justice you need and deserve. It is possible you can recover compensation for all past and future medical, lost income, lost future earnings due to reduced earning capacity, pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, loss of limbs as well as scarring and disfigurement.
Call me at (210) 598-8286 or contact me online today so I can help get you on a positive path to recovery. I serve San Antonio, Boerne, Kerrville, Fredericksburg, Canyon Lake, New Braunfels, and the surrounding Texas Hill Country.