Gas Explosions

Tenacious Personal Injury Lawyer in South Bend, Indiana

The attorneys at Sweeney Julian can help gas explosion victims in South Bend, Mishawaka, Elkhart, LaPorte, Plymouth, Syracuse, and surrounding communities receive the compensation they deserve. All too often, the results of these accidents are catastrophic. We have been handling serious personal injury claims for years and we are dedicated to pursuing favorable results for our clients.

Each South Bend personal injury lawyer at the firm has the experience and knowledge necessary to represent victims of these horrific accidents. We also maintain relationships with a network of professionals, including medical doctors, fire and emergency personnel, accident investigators, and many others who share information and advice on each case.

What causes gas explosions?

The attorneys at Sweeney Julian are aware of the scientific process involved in gas explosion accidents. The process involves combustion of a premixed gas-air cloud causing a rapid increase of pressure. In less than a fraction of a second, temperatures can climb to well above 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit. At this temperature, a person can be severely injured or killed before he or she even has time to react.

Serious burn injuries to the skin and the lining of the lungs are common in these types of accidents. Gas explosions can occur inside process equipment or pipes as well as in buildings, open process areas, and unconfined spaces. Poor-quality gas tanks, unattended gas leaks, and open-system explosions are all avoidable.

What to Do After a Gas Explosion

Gas explosions can lead to severe injuries including burns, blunt force trauma, and blindness. The worst explosion can result in death. Even a small mistake involving a gas line can cause an enormous disaster. A gas explosion is part of a chain of events that can be prevented if the property owners and gas companies are well trained and take the steps necessary to safely handle their gas systems. It is necessary to analyze the chain of events from the onset of a leak to the explosion itself. Only trained fire investigators can fully analyze the evidence. This often requires complex analysis of the structures and systems involved.

Often, large pieces of evidence are removed from the scene for testing and analysis. After an explosion occurs, it is critical that evidence be documented and secured immediately. If this is not done, critical clues to the cause of the explosion might be damaged or may "disappear." Indiana gas explosion attorneys from our firm can quickly identify causes of a gas explosion and can help identify possible risks that may have led to a gas explosion.

Aggressive Advocacy & Compassionate Counsel

If you or a loved one has fallen victim to devastating injuries or even death because of a gas explosion, contact Sweeney Julian to handle your case. In addition to years of experience, our law firm has the necessary resources to pursue these claims against major utility companies or manufacturers. We have the confidence and experience necessary to handle your case work towards achieving the outcome you deserve.

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