We represent people who have been injured or who have lost a family member in residential, commercial or industrial explosions in the Houston area. The many types of explosions that can occur in our Gulf Coast region, such as from oil and gas pipelines, natural gas lines, and in places like oil refineries, or on oil rigs and in chemical plants, often happen due to negligent maintenance or monitoring. With 22 years of experience, we have seen firsthand the damage to life and property caused by these preventable disasters.
Victims of explosions often experience burn injuries, but may also suffer brain injury and spinal cord injury due to concussion, and even wrongful death. Incidents of explosion can be traced to a wide range of causes. No matter what the circumstances, when severe injury or an untimely death has touched you or your family as the result of an explosion, it is time to seek the help of a Houston personal injury attorney. Our compassionate and skillful professionals have represented individuals just like you to recover the compensation they needed to move forward with their lives.
Industrial and Residential Explosion Accidents
When certain chemicals, gases and other substances are kept in an unstable state or are exposed to heat, spark or fire, they have the potential to explode. When a substance explodes, it rapidly increases in volume, with a violent release of energy. The cause of an explosion may be due to:
- Chemical spill
- Electrical malfunction
- Defective machinery
- Maintenance or monitoring failure
The result is a blast of chemicals, high temperatures and shock waves. Understanding where and how the different types of explosions occur can help keep you, your co-workers and your family safe. Always follow safety instructions for new products that employ gases such as propane, and visit your local utility websites for guidelines of safe use of residential gas. Further, most municipalities have guidelines to follow or require construction permits before digging so as not to disturb natural gas lines.
However, when the substances we use and rely on every day at home, in the workplace and in public places cause an explosion due to the carelessness or negligence of others, it is your legal right to seek recovery from the responsible parties. Medical care costs for burn injuries and other types of injuries associated with explosions are among the more expensive medical conditions to treat. Recovery may be lengthy.
Know Your Rights in an Industrial Explosion Injury Lawsuit
To find out how we can help you with an industrial explosion injury lawsuit, contact us today at (713) 352-7975. Our friendly staff will ask a few questions about your case and connect you to an attorney who focuses on industrial explosion cases. You can also fill out the “Free Case Evaluation” form at the top of this page.