Aiding You After A Gas Explosion
The results of gas explosion accidents are often catastrophic. If you or a loved one was injured or killed in a gas explosion, you can seek compensation to help you get through this difficult time.
At Sweeney Julian, we have been handling serious personal injury claims for years, and our attorneys are dedicated to pursuing favorable results for our clients. We have 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 lawyers at Sweeney Julian are aware of the scientific process involved in gas explosion accidents: a 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 a 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 is 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 the cause of a gas explosion and can help identify possible risks that may have led to a gas explosion.
Here To Help You
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 and work toward achieving the outcome you deserve. Call our South Bend office at 574-247-1234.