Our Michigan burn injury lawyers handle cases involving propane gas explosions. Gas, fire and explosion cases may result from numerous causes. For example, fires may occur as a result defective products contained within the house or structure. 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 public or consumer information on the safe handling and use of propane gas. Some causes of propane gas explosions:
- Odor fade
- Leaking propane tanks
- Faulty connections and improper line installation
- Negligent maintenance by energy company
Types of Michigan Gas Explosion Lawsuits
The two major types of gas are propane and natural gas. Both are odorless in there natural state however, odorants are often added by companies as a warning agent. Many propane companies service the same area, but natural gas is generally serviced by one ultility company in a given geographic area.
Michigan burn injury lawyers regularly handle cases involving propane 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 lawyer can help you be compensated for injuries you have received in a gas explosion. Compensation can include payment of medical bills, finding appropriate specialists to deal with the physical and emotional consequences of burn injuries, receiving compensation for lost wages, and payment for pain, suffering, emotional distress and disfigurement.
Michigan Propane Gas Explosion Statistics
Generally, approximately twenty-six million Americans use propane gas every year. Here are some statistics regarding propane gas explosion injuries in the United States.
- You are four times more likely to be involved in a fire or explosion using propane gas compared to natural gas.
- You are thirteen times more likely to be severely injured or burned with propane gas compared to natural gas.
- You are more than one hundred times more likely to be killed or severely injured if there is a product failure using propane gas compared to natural gas.
Contact Our Michigan Propane Gas Explosion Lawyers
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. We represent all clients under our No Fee Promise, which means you will not be responsible for any payment at all unless we are able to recover a settlement for you. We put this in writing for you.
If you or a loved one have been injured in a propane or natural gas explosion, you may be able to file a lawsuit and recover compensation for your injuries. Call our award winning legal team today at (800) 606-1717 and an attorney will be available to speak with you about your situation. If we believe you have a case, we will begin working on it immediately. There is nothing to lose, so call our Michigan propane gas lawyers today!