Dependable Phoenix Lawyers Fight to Hold Responsible Parties Accountable for Gas Explosions
Aggressive litigation skills from knowledgeable Phoenix personal injury lawyers
Contrary to the claims of defense attorneys, gas explosions can have many causes. Those lawyers would have you believe that homeowner negligence is the one and only reason for harmful gas explosions. But, at Plattner Verderame, P.C., we know better. Our years of experience have taught us that installers, gas companies and product manufacturers might all share in the fault of a propane or natural gas explosion. That’s why we use our knowledge and resources to conduct a thorough investigation and hold all responsible parties accountable for injuries suffered by you and your family.
When you are looking for an honest Phoenix gas explosion injury lawyer to assist with your natural gas or propane-related explosion, tell us what happened and find out for yourself why other law firms turn to us when referring complex cases.
Seeking high-value compensation for gas explosion injuries
The intensity of a gas explosion can cause severe injuries. At our firm, we help honest people get justice and fair compensation for explosion-related injuries. Our highly capable Phoenix personal injury attorneys have handled explosion cases involving such serious injuries as:
- Severe burns. The fiery nature of an explosion can leave you with severe, third-degree burns all over the body. These excruciatingly painful injuries often require months, or even years, of treatment and rehabilitation.
- Lung trauma. Even when there is no visible damage to a victim’s chest, the National Institute of Health explains that a victim’s lungs may be traumatized by the pressurized gas released during the explosion.
- Foreign object penetration. These blasts create a storm of debris, moving at high speeds from the force of the explosion. A sharp wooden or metal object can penetrate your body, causing extensive external and internal damage.
- Hearing loss. Also called acoustic trauma, Medline Plus explains that this hearing loss comes from the sudden exposure to the loud noise of an explosion.
- Traumatic brain injury. Explosions generate an instant rise in atmospheric pressure that can cause long lasting damage to the brain. Foreign object penetration to the head can also lead to this type of injury.
In the most tragic cases, innocent victims lose their lives to the negligence of another party. We are also prepared to represent a victim’s family in a wrongful death case.
What causes gas explosions in the home?
Gas leaks are fairly common, and most of them are harmless. However, gas explosions in the home can be deadly, because they often happen without warning. When natural gas mixes with air “at a concentration between 5 and 15 percent,” and that leak occurs in an enclosed space or in a sewer line, it can erupt in an all-consuming fireball, shattering windows and destroying your home. The kitchen is, of course, the most common root for these home gas explosions, but any room with a gas leak could potentially be a problem.
You might also sustain serious injuries by using a propane gas grill; they are less likely to explode, but if the gas is up high enough with the lid covered, and then you spark up the grill, you could be injured if the flames roll out towards you.
How our lawyers can help after a gas explosion causes harm
Proven litigation skills and personalized attention are just some of the important assets our lawyers have to offer you and your family during this difficult time. We also provide our explosion injury clients with the resources to conduct a complete investigation into the cause of the explosion. Though homeowner mistakes can be blamed for many natural gas and propane accidents, they are not the cause for every explosion. Our experienced Phoenix explosion injury attorneys have traced many of these incidents back to negligence by installers and technicians. Other explosions have been caused by various kinds of defective products, including gas lines, valves and seals. Even a simple gas leak can lead to a harmful explosion.
As seasoned attorneys, we know what questions to ask and where to look for the evidence needed to prove that you aren’t the one to blame. With that said, the sooner an independent investigation gets started, the better. If you wait too long to hire an attorney, crucial pieces of evidence may be lost. The bottom line: don’t wait. Take action to protect your own interests instead.
Types of Cases We Handle
Our attorneys handle a variety of cases, including:
Offering free and confidential legal consultations for Phoenix gas explosion injury victims
High-quality representation has been the sole focus of our practice since Frank Verderame and Richard Plattner joined forces in 1991. We handle explosion injury cases on a contingency-fee basis, which means that you won’t owe us anything to have us represent you unless we obtain a verdict or settlement on your behalf. Call us at 602-783-8793, toll free at 888-657-3573, or contact us online today to learn what our team, which includes three Arizona Bar Board Certified Specialists in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Litigation, can do to get justice for you and your family.