Gas Explosion Lawyers-Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas Attorneys
Natural gas, oil, kerosene and other gases are useful as fuel, but they’re also highly volatile. This creates the possibility of a dangerous and potentially fatal gas explosion. Gas stored under pressure can explode when it’s improperly handled or stored with defective equipment. Leaking gas can build up and explode as soon as any spark or other ignition source comes along. The resulting explosion and fire can kill or seriously injure anyone unlucky enough to be in the way.
At home, a water heater explosion is one of the biggest gas explosion risks. Water heaters have built-in safety valves that are supposed to release pressure once the temperature reaches a set point. When that valve malfunctions — or is deactivated or plugged by a well-meaning person — pressure is free to build up inside the water heater. Eventually, this causes an explosion that sends chunks of jagged metal flying everywhere. A water heater explosion can destroy a room or an entire structure, and gravely harm everyone in the area. Maintaining functioning equipment and regular safety inspections can be a matter of life and death.
If you’ve been seriously hurt by a water heater explosion, a Texas oil refinery explosion or another severe explosion, I’d like to help. To set up a free case evaluation, please call me at 1-888-336-3455.
Here in Texas, a major explosion risk at work is the explosion of an oil refinery. Thousands of Texans work at oil refineries or live nearby, which means they live near a very large amount of pressurized gas. A major Texas oil refinery explosion could put all of those people at risk of death or catastrophic injuries. Common causes of Texas oil refinery explosions include mistakes by workers, failure to make or follow safety policies, improper or inadequate safety systems, improper equipment maintenance or repair and defective equipment.
Victims of an explosion may suffer severe burns, amputations, damage to hearing and sight and other catastrophic injuries. Burn injuries may take years and many thousands of dollars to properly treat. Texas gas explosion lawyers like Coby L. Wooten help victims of these accidents recover damages from the negligent organizations or people who caused the explosion. I help my clients claim not only the cost of medical care, but also funeral costs, lost income and damages for pain, suffering and reduced quality of life.