If your loved one died in an explosion, we understand that you may not know what to do or who to turn to. You may have questions about the explosion and need to get answers. We also understand that this deeply sorrowful time may be a time of financial stress for your family.
Our job is to find out why your loved one died and what should have been done to prevent their death. Once our explosion lawyers build a winning case, we aggressively pursue compensation and justice for your family. In this way, corporate wrongdoers are held accountable.
Who Can Sue for the Death of a Family Member After an Explosion?
When an explosion causes the tragic death of a loved one, certain family members have the right to sue for compensation by filing a wrongful death lawsuit. Not only is a wrongful death lawsuit a way to help the family financially, but it is also a way to hold corporate wrongdoers accountable.
If you are the surviving spouse of “next of kin,” you can sue for wrongful death. Depending on the state where the lawsuit is filed, “next of kin” may be the parent, child, or another family member.
Who Can I Sue if My Family Member Died in an Explosion?
When you hire Pritzker Hageman law firm, our lawyers start an independent investigation to determine who is responsible for the explosion. An explosion investigation uncovers evidence that may implicate companies that were not suspected to be at fault. The defendants in an explosion lawsuit depend on the facts of each case. Listed below are companies that you may be able to sue if your family member died in an explosion.
- An oil or natural gas company
- A propane company
- The owner of an oil rig
- A landlord/owner of an apartment, rented house, or commercial building
- A person or business 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 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 possible defendants in an explosion lawsuit. In a recent case, our legal team won a significant recovery for a man burned in a house explosion that happened after a gas company improperly filled a propane tank.