About House and Apartment Explosions
Personal injury cases involving house and apartment explosions are very difficult and complicated. The majority of the time an explosion accident is the result of the negligent or careless acts of a company or an individual and so the first and most important question that needs to be answered is “who is responsible for the explosion accident.”
It is important to hire an attorney that has experience running an independent investigation. Your attorney must know experienced investigators. You will need experienced investigators to uncover the actual cause of the explosion.
Our firm has access to local gas safety experts. With these experts we are able to determine the cause and origin of the gas leak, whether safety regulations, codes and standards were violated or if a product defect is responsible for the explosion.
Causes of Home and Apartment Explosions
The following is a list of some of the the common causes of home and apartment explosions:
- Natural Gas Explosion
- National Grid Gas Explosion
- Columbia Gas Gas Explosion
- Eversource Gas Explosion
- Propane Gas Explosion
- Rusted Propane Tank Explosion
- Propane BLEVE Explosion
- Gas Grill Explosion
- Water Heater Explosion
- Boiler Explosion
- Gas Stove
- Furnace Explosion
- Acetylene Explosion
- E-Cigarette & Vape Explosion
- Home Gas Generator
Who Can You Sue for Home and Apartment Explosions?
Finding all the responsible parties for a home or apartment complex explosion can be very difficult. We will usually focus our investigation on the following businesses and people:
Property landlord: this can be company, corporation or one person;
Property Management Company: often times residential building owners, landlords and businesses will hire a professional maintenance company or property management company to maintain the property and make the necessary repairs;
Product Manufacturer: if a product caused the explosion then a product defect might be the cause. In this situation we can hold the manufacturer responsible;
Installation Company: gas appliances are usually installed by licensed professionals. If the product exploded because it was negligently installed then we could pursue a claim against the installation company;
Service or Maintenance Company: Gas utilities and appliances are complicated products. They often require special training and licenses in order to perform repairs or maintenance. A claim could be brought against a company for performing negligent repairs or maintenance;
Gas Heating Company;
Gas Utility: could be responsible for negligently installing faulty gas lines;
Subcontractor hired by Gas Utility: Gas utilities will sometimes hire subcontractors to install gas lines. We could go after these companies for negligently installing gas lines;
Unrelated Company: often time gas lines are punctured during excavation and construction. A company that negligently punctures a gas line could be held responsible if the puncture caused a gas explosion.
Types of Injuries
Home and apartment explosion accidents usually result in catastrophic injuries and even death. The following are a some the injuries that result from explosion accidents:
- Thermal Burns
- First Degree Burns
- Second Degree Burns
- Third Degree Burns
- Smoke Inhalation and Respiratory Failure
- Aspiration in unconscious patients
- Bacterial pneumonia
- Pulmonary edema
- Cerebral hypoxia (also referred to as cerebral anoxia)
- Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
- Hydrogen Cyanide Poisoning
- Tracheal Smoke Inhalation Burn
- Abdominal Compartment Syndrome
Injured by an Explosion in a House or Apartment in Massachusetts?
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If you or a loved one has been injured in an apartment or house explosion, then call the house explosion lawyers at the law offices of Gerald J. Noonan today. We have a proven track record with over 35 years of legal experience. Our apartment explosion attorneys have successfully represented victims for decades and we are ready to take on your case today.
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