Michigan natural gas explosion injury lawyers often handle cases involving natural gas explosions. Natural gas comes into your house through a series of complex lines and control valves. It is critical that manufacturers and installers follow specific regulations regarding the design, manufacture, and installation of this equipment. When joint connectors and cobra valves fail because of defective workmanship, your house can become a bomb, waiting to explode from something as simple as a static electricity spark. Natural gas is a mixture of various naturally-occurring gases. The types of gasses in this stew vary from well to well. Natural gas is primarily methane, but also contains other flammable gases such as propane, butane, carbon monoxide and hydrogen.
Natural gas explosion cases may result from numerous causes. Gas explosions may be caused by violations of applicable codes, standards or recommended safe practices; a defective product or combination of defective products; or minimal or no public or consumer information on the safe handling and use of natural gas. Some causes of gas explosions:
Faulty connections and improper line installation
Natural gas leaks
Negligent maintenance by energy company
The two major types of gas are propane and natural gas. Both are odorless in their natural state and both are supposed to have odorant added as a warning agent. Quite often, the additive makes the gas smell like a rotten egg. Many propane companies service the same area; whereas, one large utility company generally serves a general geographic area for natural gas.
Michigan natual gas explostion lawyers regularly handle cases involving natural gas explosions and the companies who provide these services. Many of these accidents occur due to neglect by the gas company to provide or properly service equipment or to properly repair or maintain gas lines and mains.
A Michigan natural gas explosion lawyer can help you be compensated for injuries you have received in a gas explosion. Injuries are often severe and include burn injuries, traumatic brain injuries, eye injuries, and in many cases death. Cases involving death give rise to a Michigan Wrongful Death Claim. Compensation can include payment of medical bills, receiving compensation for lost wages, and payment for pain, suffering, emotional distress and disfigurement, like scars. In many cases, the damage to the property or home is significant and claims can be made for those losses.
Due to the complexities involved in Michigan gas explosion injury cases, you should contact the Michigan burn injury lawyers at Buckfire & Buckfire P.C. to see if you have a case.
DO I HAVE A MICHIGAN GAS EXPLOSION INJURY CASE?
Contact a Southfield, Michigan gas explosion attorney serving the greater Detroit area.
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