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Texas Explosion Injury Attorney

When discussing explosion injuries, the word “catastrophic” is a recurring theme. That is because injuries from explosions are just that – catastrophic. Victims of explosion injuries are often permanently disabled and unable to live the life they are accustomed to. In the aftermath of an explosion injury, victims often turn to the Doan Law Firm for help recovering the compensation they need. Here, our explosion attorneys want to discuss the most common injuries that we encounter in these incidents.

Why Choose The Doan Law Firm For Texas Explosion Injury Cases?

In the aftermath of an explosion injury, you and your family need to turn to an attorney you can trust both personally and professionally with your case. The Doan Law Firm is ready to help.

  • We are one of the largest personal injury firms in the United States, and have more than 40 locations throughout the country that can provide you with the resources you need.
  • Because of our large presence, we are able to provide every client with excellent service and communication throughout the entirety of their case.
  • We have a proven track of success litigating explosion accident cases and have secured verdicts that totaled over tens of millions of dollars.
  • We take all explosion injury cases on a contingency fee basis, which means our clients pay no upfront or out-of-pocket costs. We only collect legal fees after we win the case.

Do You Need A Texas Explosion Injury Lawyer To Help?

In the aftermath of sustaining an explosion injury from an explosion accident, most victims do not have the resources or legal experience necessary to determine liability in their case to recover the compensation they need. In these cases, an explosion attorney will be an invaluable resource. An attorney will be responsible for handling the entire case, including:

  • Obtaining all evidence related to the incident (video and photo surveillance, eyewitness statements, accident reports, and more).
  • Researching the history of the employer or company involved (if applicable).
  • Working with medical and economic experts to properly calculate their client’s total losses due to their injuries.
  • Negotiating with insurance carriers and other parties involved in the incident to secure full compensation for their client.

Understanding The Different Injuries That Can Occur Due To An Explosion

Due to the varied nature of explosions, there is a range of injuries that can occur. These injuries can be the result of the initial blast wave, due to flying debris, or due to structural collapse caused by the explosion. Here, we describe the various types of explosion injury categories.

Primary injuries

These injuries are caused by the blast wave (over-pressurization wave) striking a person’s body. In these cases, the gas-filled structures inside of a person’s body, such as their lungs, middle ear, and gastrointestinal tract, can be affected. The blast creates a pressure differential that can cause internal damage. Primary injuries can include:

Secondary injuries

Secondary injuries are those that are caused by flying debris and fragments in the immediate aftermath of the explosion. These injuries include the following:

Tertiary injuries

These injuries are the result of a person being thrown in an explosion due to the blast wind/wave. Any part of a person’s body can be affected by these injuries. Tertiary blast injuries can include:

  • Traumatic amputations
  • Broken bones and fractures
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Severe bruises
  • Lacerations
  • Open head wounds
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries

Quaternary injuries

These injuries are used to describe any injuries not listed above, but that are also a result of the explosion. We can break these down into traumatic injuries, illnesses and diseases, and emotional and psychological trauma.

  • Traumatic quaternary injuries include crush injuries, burn injuries, closed and open brain injuries, and any other traumatic injury not caused by the initial blast wave.
  • Illnesses and diseases can be caused by inhaling dangerous particles or smoke in the aftermath of an explosion. This can include cancers, lung diseases, COPD, and more. Explosions can also lead to the exasperation of previously existing medical conditions such as hypertension, heart problems, respiratory illnesses, etc.
  • Emotional and psychological injuries can also occur in victims of explosion incidents. This can include fear, anxiety, depression, and more. In some cases, explosion victims could sustain post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a result of the incident.

How These Injuries Affect Texas Explosion Injury Victims

There are various ways that explosion injuries can affect a victim. The most obvious way the victims are affected is the pain they sustain due to their injuries. Victims can also expect to incur major medical expenses, as well as other “hidden costs” such as possible home and vehicle modifications to aid in mobility, the cost of travel to and from medical specialists, and a loss of income if a victim can no longer work or experiences a diminished earning capacity.

Explosion injuries affect not only the victim but their entire family. Their financial livelihood could be put into jeopardy, which is why it is vital that any negligent party be held accountable.

Our Attorneys Are Ready To Help You Secure Compensation For Texas Explosion Injuries

If you or somebody you care about has sustained an injury due to an explosion caused by another person’s careless or negligent actions, you may be entitled to significant compensation. The total amount of compensation that an explosion injury victim receives will differ from case to case and is dependent on the specific factors related to their particular injuries. However, it is not uncommon for the explosion injury attorneys at the Doan Law Firm to help clients recover the following:

  • All medical expenses related to the explosion accident
  • Any income a person loses if they cannot work
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Loss of personal enjoyment damages
  • Possible punitive damages against those responsible for the explosion

When you need an explosion injury attorney, you can count on the Doan Law Firm to give you the support and guidance you deserve. Contact us today to see how we can help you secure the compensation you need in these difficult times.

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