A gas explosion lawyer can help you sue a company for compensation. These lawsuits can result in settlements over $10 million. Fred Pritzker and his team of gas explosion lawyers obtained a $40 million settlement for a husband and wife after the husband was severely burned in a gas explosion. A gas explosion lawyer should be contacted after a pipeline, propane or gas appliance explosion.
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How Our Gas Explosion Lawyers Can Help Your Family
Our law firm has experience helping families get the care they need.
Our lawyers understand that there are many challenges families face after an explosion causes personal injury or wrongful death. Because we know that families in these situations have many needs, we do what we can to help them get through financially until they get settlement payouts. We can contact banks to help them get loans, and we can talk with insurance companies to help them get needed medical equipment. In many of these cases, homes are destroyed. We can help these families find places to live. The highest compliment we can get from a client is that we are like family.
When families contact our lawyers after a gas explosion, they need help. A gas line may have caused an explosion in their home; a propane tank might have been punctured and injured their child; or a gas pipe may have ruptured on a work site and caused the death of a loved one. Most gas explosions have one thing in common: they could have been prevented. Our gas explosion attorneys help families struggling after tragedy strikes.
Our law firm is one of the few law firms in the country that has experience with explosion cases. This means our lawyers know how to help families that have suffered a loss and individuals who are recovering from severe injuries and burns after explosions. Explosion cases are complex, and it is important to have a lawyer who understands these cases and who can successfully represent you and your family during negotiations.
Getting full compensation for your case
Making sure you get a fair and full compensation after an explosion
Our lawyers investigate accidents and hold the person or company that caused the explosion responsible for their actions. We work to make sure that these tragic accidents do not cause financial hardships for families and that families have the money they need for a financially secure future.
“No family should have to experience the pain and loss that explosions can cause. We work with our clients from day one, protecting their cases and working to get them the compensation they deserve.”Attorney Fred Pritzker
After an accident you may be able to seek compensation for the following:
- Medical expenses
- Cost of care
- Physical pain
- Emotional distress
- Permanent disability
- Lost income
- Loss of quality of life
Who Can I Sue for Burn and Other Explosion Injuries?
Our Lawyers investigate to find out the companies that can be sued.
Explosion injuries are often serious and they can affect their victim’s whole life. We conduct a full investigation of every explosion site, and hire explosion reconstruction specialists to make sure we have a full understanding of the circumstances of an explosion. This allows us sue every person and company responsible for the blast.
A List of Who You May Be Able to Sue After a Gas Explosion
- Gas company
- Propane company
- Construction company
- Contractor or subcontractor
- Oil rig owner
- Component manufacturer
- Maintenance company
- Installation company
- City, county or state
Can I Sue a Company for a Workplace Gas Explosion?
If you were injured or burned at work, you may be able to sue a company.
In most cases, you will have a workers’ compensation claim against your employer, but this will not provide full compensation. To get all of the money you deserve, we will need to find a “third party” (a company that is not your employer) that is legally responsible. Our lawyers engage in extensive investigations to find these third-party companies. You can speak to one of our lawyers if you have questions about a workplace explosion. We have helped victims of workplace explosions win multimillion-dollar settlements.
Examples Of Workplace Explosions
- An employee working on a natural gas pipeline sustains multiple burns after a fire occurs as he opens a valve.
- A Caterpillar reclaimer cuts into the ground and strikes an underground high pressure natural gas line. The gas ignites, and employees nearby are injured or killed from the blast and associated burns.
- A property manager working for a management company goes to perform an inspection of a vacated rental house that explodes when he enters it because the tenant living in the unit had removed the gas powered dryer but had not shut off the gas valve.
- A worker is operating a Caterpillar tractor ripping a large ditch. The worker strikes a underground pipeline and is killed when the gas from the pipeline causes a fire.
- Workers discover a natural gas leak and static electricity causes the gas to ignite.
How Our Lawyers Helped One Family
A young man, newly married, was alone in his home when he heard and felt a blast. The intense heat was immediate, and he started running. Behind him, a column of fire about 100-feet high generated enough heat to incinerate his home. By the time he got to the end of the driveway, he was so burned that some of his limbs were almost gone. He collapsed near the road and was picked up by a good Samaritan who was driving by. His wife, pregnant with their first child, was at his side through it all. She searched online for a lawyer and contacted our law firm. Attorneys Fred Pritzker and Eric Hageman represented this young couple and won the family a very large settlement.
Our law firm has obtained multimillion-dollar settlements for our clients from national corporations doing business in all 50 states: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
Common Gas Explosion Causes
Most gas explosions are caused by a problem with a propane tank, pipeline, or an appliance. If a gas line is involved, you may have a claim against the gas company, another company that ruptured the pipeline, and a landlord or other building owner. If an appliance is involved, the cause may be a defect in the appliance or a mistake made by a company that serviced the appliance.
In a recent case, attorneys Fred Pritzker and Eric Hageman won $10,000,000.00 for a man who suffered burns on over 50% of his body when propane leaked from a tank, filling a house with gas. An odorant is put in propane to make it smell like rotting cabbage, but in this case, the odorant had faded because the new propane tank had only been filled to 30% capacity. That allowed the tank lining to render the chemical odorant odorless. Our client did not smell the propane that surrounded him as he lit a match, igniting the propane.
Propane can leak when the tank is filled incorrectly or an appliance is installed incorrectly. In the case above, the source of the leak could not be determined from the evidence, but Fred and Eric won a huge settlement for our client. To win your case, you need good lawyers. You can contact Fred and Eric using our free consultation form or call 1-888-377-8900 (toll free).
We have won settlements for clients who were severely injured in gas pipeline explosions.
Pritzker Hageman law firm successfully represents people injured and the families of individuals killed by pipeline explosions involving any of the following:
- gas distribution
- gas gathering
- gas transmission pipelines.
These explosions can involve gas pipeline meter and compressor stations, transmission pipelines, houses, apartment buildings, schools, company manufacturing plant facilities, health care facilities, and commercial automobiles with compressed gas systems.
These gas pipeline leaks can be caused by negligent maintenance of the pipeline, a defective product, or by someone physically striking and rupturing the pipeline.
For example, a company did not conduct frequent water-pressure checks for cracks on a line that exploded in a neighborhood, causing several severe injuries and the wrongful death of 8 people. To make matters worse, the company took 95 minutes to shut off the gas feeding the fire that was ravaging the neighborhood. The federal investigation found that welds in the small sections of pipe known as “pups” did not meet 1956 standards and did not go all the way through the pipe on both sides. The company’s records indicated the pipe that ruptured was seamless, but it had a lengthwise seam containing a serious welding defect. This tragic explosion could have been prevented.
In another example, the rupture was caused by a cable company. While attempting to install a utility pole support anchor in a city sidewalk, a cable company employee struck and ruptured a pipeline, causing the leak. About 39 minutes later, there was a blast that killed 4 people and injured 11 others. The investigation found that the cable company employees, who had smelled the gas, were not adequately trained to respond to leaks.
Can I Sue a Gas Company for an Explosion?
Yes, you can sue a gas company for an explosion if the facts support your personal injury or wrongful death claim. These cases are often multi-million-dollar cases, and our lawyers, who recently won $10 million for one client, have the experience to handle them.