Our Michigan natural gas explosion injury lawyers help people injured in gas explosions. The injuries suffered in these accidents are oven serious, and many times deadly. In cases involving death, we file a wrongful death lawsuit for the surviving family members.
Understanding the Dangers of Natural Gas Explosions
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. Utility companies often add a "rotten egg" odor to a gas because many are odorless.
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 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
Our Michigan Natural Gas Explosion Lawyers
Our Michigan natural gas explosion lawyers handle cases against the the companies who provide gas services. Many of these accidents occur due to neglect by the gas company to provide or properly service equipment. Other times, the company is negligent because it did not properly repair or maintain gas lines or mains.
Compensation can include payment of medical bills and lost wages. Significant settlements also include pain and suffering damages for emotional distress and disfigurement. Claims can also be made for the damage to personal property or a home.
Contact our natural gas explosion lawyers today to find out if you have a case. We charge no fees unless you receive a settlement and we pay all costs and expenses. Speak to an experienced attorney now at (800) 606-1717 to start on your case.