If your loved one died in an explosion, we understand that you may not know what to do or who to turn to, and that you have questions about the explosion and need to get answers. We also understand that this deeply sorrowful time may also be a time of financial stress.
Our job is to find out why your loved one died and what should have been done to prevent the wrongful death. And after our explosion lawyers have built a winning case, it is our job to aggressively pursue compensation and justice for you and your family. In this way, corporate wrongdoers are held accountable.
What Family Members Can Sue for Wrongful Death after a Fatal Explosion?
Your family can hold the responsible companies accountable.
When an explosion results in the tragic, wrongful death of a family member, certain members of the family have the right to sue for compensation. This is not only a way of helping the family financially, but it also is often the only way to get answers and justice.
If your loved one died in an explosion, you may be wondering if you can sue for wrongful death. The short answer is that you have a wrongful death claim if you are the surviving spouse or “next of kin,” including the parent, child, and other family members, depending on the state where the lawsuit is filed.
Who Can I Sue for the Explosion Wrongful Death of My Loved One?
Find out what companies are responsible for your tragic loss.
Fire and explosion cases are extremely complex, and our law firm’s independent investigation may uncover evidence implicating (pointing the finger at) companies that were not initially suspected to be at fault. For this reason, it is difficult to even list the possible defendants (companies that can be sued), but the following is a short list of possible defendants, depending on the facts of the case:
- An oil or natural gas company;
- A propane company;
- The owner of an oil rig;
- A landlord/owner of an apartment, rented house, commercial building;
- A person or business that is leasing (renting space in) the building or any part of it;
- A hotel, motel, or resort;
- A company that owns a processing plant, grain elevator, etc.;
- A heating and air conditioning company;
- Any company that did maintenance work before the fire or explosion;
- The manufacturer of a defective oven, heater, propane tank, or other product;
- The manufacturer of a smoke, fire, or gas alarm that did not work.
There are many possibilities of applicable defendants. You can contact our law firm to discuss your case with a lawyer for free. You are under no obligation to hire us.
We recently won a case where a gas company only filled a propane tank to 30%, resulting in the fading of the odorant used to make the propane smell. Without this added odor (rotten eggs), no one knew the house was filled with gas. When someone lit a match, the house blew up. For more information on odor fade, read “Why Didn’t We Smell Gas before the House Explosion?“