You may be able to sue for a house explosion. Our lawyers can help if you or a loved one has been burned or otherwise injured. Attorneys Fred Pritzker and Eric Hageman recently obtained a $10 million settlement on behalf of a client who was severely burned in a house explosion. Contact Fred and Eric using the form below.
Who Can You Sue If Someone is Injured or Killed in a House Explosion?
Fred and Eric will dig for evidence and build a case against the companies responsible for the house explosion that injured you or your loved one. In many cases, more than one company can be sued for personal injury or wrongful death.
Determining who is liable is an important part of handling your case. As experienced house explosion attorneys, we find as many defendants as possible, so you and your family get the money you deserve.
If a propane tank exploded, liable parties could include:
- A landlord
- A manufacturer of the tank or any part that could be defective
- The company that installed, filled, or serviced the tank
In a natural gas explosion, liable parties could include:
- The landlord
- The gas company
- A heating company that may have installed or maintained equipment
- Manufacturer of a pipeline or part
- Public utility, under some circumstances
- Any company that may have punctured a gas line during construction work
- A construction contractor or subcontractor
- It may be possible to sue a government entity that was involved in construction or equipment repair.
A pipeline explosion can often cause house explosions. Pipelines can explode during construction or repair. Lines must be checked frequently during construction. If a gas appliance exploded, once again, a landlord, manufacturer, or contractor that repaired the product could be liable. Water heaters, furnaces, space heaters, outdoor grills, ovens, generators, pool heaters, and dryers have caused house explosions.
Some house explosions have been caused by recalled products or equipment. If this happens, a manufacturer could be liable. Sometimes these appliances are recalled because of a product defect or a defective part, or the appliance may have been improperly maintained or very old.
House Explosion Lawsuit
The concepts involved in a house explosion lawsuit include:
- Strict liability, which means the manufacturer sold a dangerous or defective product that hurt you and must compensate you for your injuries.
- Negligence, which means that a manufacturer should have used a specific component to make a product safe and they didn’t.
- Breach of warranty, which means that companies make sure that products they sell are safe to use. A defective product is not fit for its intended use.
The injuries you can suffer in a house explosion can include:
- smoke inhalation injuries
- crush injuries
- brain damage
- heart and lung damage
- eye injuries
- loss of limbs.
These injuries may require months or years of hospitalization, painful and expensive medical treatments, and rehabilitation. Our lawyers hire medical experts who help determine what your future medical costs may be, so your compensation will cover them.
When you hire us, we gather solid evidence that will show that the defective product or negligence on someone’s part caused the explosion and led to your injury. We may be able to obtain a settlement for you, or we may have to go to trial. A jury must be convinced about the cause of the accident and who was responsible for the resulting damages.
Our law firm has represented hundreds of clients throughout the country who have been injured in house explosions. If you retain our attorneys, you will not pay a penny unless we win your case. We have resources to investigate an explosion, test products, and research corporations after an explosion.
We recently obtained a $45 million settlement for a person who was severely injured in an explosion. Our client suffered severe injuries and was in the hospital for months after the accident.
You may be able to sue for compensation for physical pain, disfigurement, loss of quality of life, and emotional distress. We want our clients to get the best specialists to help them through the difficult journey ahead. Call us at 1-888-377-8900 to discuss your case. This consultation is free and confidential.