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Home Gas Leak Explosion Attorney

Millions of Americans rely on gas pipelines leading to their homes for various reasons. If there is a gas leak and an explosion occurs, victims can sustain serious injuries. If you or a loved one have been injured and need a home gas leak explosion attorney, you can turn to the Doan Law Firm today. Our knowledgeable and experienced explosion accident attorneys are ready to investigate every aspect of your case so we can secure the compensation you are entitled to.

Choose The Doan Law Firm For Home Gas Leak Explosion Claims

In the aftermath of a devastating home gas leak explosion incident, you need to turn to an attorney with extensive experience handling these cases. At the Doan Law Firm, you are gaining a fierce advocate for your case.

  • The Doan Law Firm is nationally recognized in the industry as experts in explosion cases like these, and we have offices in over 40 cities throughout the country.
  • Due to our large presence and extensive resources, we are able to provide every client with incredible service and constant communication regarding their case.
  • Our team has a successful track record litigating explosion accident cases, and we have secured multiple record-breaking verdicts for our clients.
  • You will not have to worry about any upfront or out-of-pocket cost related to your case, and you only owe us legal fees after we secure the compensation you need through a verdict or settlement.

Why Do You Need An Attorney For Your Home Gas Explosion Case?

Home gas leak explosion cases can become incredibly complicated, and injured victims usually do not have the resources or experience necessary to properly investigate the incident. Your attorney will be responsible for every aspect of your case, including:

  • Investigating every liable party involved in the case, including energy companies, those who installed the gas lines, maintenance/construction companies, etc.
  • Working with medical experts to ensure you are taken care of and that your total damages are properly calculated.
  • Negotiating with all parties involved in the case in order to secure the compensation you are entitled to.

What Are The Main Causes Of A Home Gas Leak Explosion?

It is not uncommon to see news stories about entire homes, or even city blocks, leveled due to a gas lead explosion. However, there are many other gas explosions in homes that do not make the news. These incidents are not as large, but they can cause devastating injuries to victims. There are various causes of home gas leak explosions, including:

  • Weak pipeline infrastructure. Over time, gas pipeline infrastructure becomes corroded or can become damaged in the course of maintenance. A weakened pipeline at any point in the system presents a danger to everyone.
  • Home gas and propane explosions. Gas and propane units in a home can explode due to defective connectors, worn valves, leaking hoses, and pipes, as well as negligent maintenance and installation.
  • Construction errors and cross boring. Despite requirements that construction and maintenance crews locate gas pipelines before working, that does not always happen. If a pipeline is broken, a gas leak can occur. Even a small nick in a gas pipeline can weaken the entire infrastructure of the line. This can also lead to a gas buildup, causing an explosion.

What Injuries Occur Due To Home Gas Leak Explosions?

Injuries caused by a home gas explosion can be severe. These injuries can occur due to the initial explosion blast wave as well as blunt force trauma from the force of an explosion or flying debris.

Anyone in the vicinity of an initial explosion can suffer severe damage to any gas-filled areas of their body, including the inner ear, lungs, and gastrointestinal tract. These injuries can include ruptured eardrum (TM rupture), blast lung, abdominal hemorrhage, abdominal perforation, middle ear damage, concussions, globe eye rupture, and more.

Even those not near the explosion can be thrown due to the blast or impact by falling debris or collapsing structures. It is not uncommon for those near a blast to sustain broken or dislocated bones, crush injuries, lacerations, amputations, impalements, brain or head injuries, spinal cord injuries, eye injuries, and more.

Additionally, those who live through a home gas explosion are likely to sustain emotional or psychological injuries, including the possibility of post-traumatic stress disorder. These injuries can lead to life-long issues for victims, including an inability to return to work or live their daily lives as they are accustomed to.

Who Can Be Held Liable For A Home Gas Leak Explosion?

Home gas leak explosions could be caused by one or more parties. It is the responsibility of gas companies to keep their gas lines in good working condition. When they are negligent in their duties, they could be held liable for any injuries that occur.

In some cases, these explosions are caused by faulty parts or equipment (valves, sections of pipeline, connectors, etc.). In these cases, the part companies or manufacturers may be held liable for injuries.

Finally, construction companies who fail to take proper precautions to safeguard against damaging pipelines should be held accountable for any injuries caused by explosions due to their negligence.

How Much Compensation Is Available In These Cases & How A Home Gas Leak Attorney Can Help You Secure It

If you or somebody you love has been injured in a gas leak explosion inside of a home, seek legal assistance immediately. At the Doan Law Firm, we are going to get to work investigating every aspect of your case. Our goal is to secure any compensation you may be entitled to, which can include:

  • Coverage of all gas leak explosion medical expenses
  • Lost income if you cannot work while recovering
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Loss of enjoyment of life damages
  • Possible punitive damages against a negligent party (gas company, product manufacturer, etc.)

If you need a home gas leak explosion attorney, please contact us today for a free initial consultation and see how we can help.