Fires and explosions are devastating events, resulting in life-threatening injuries and fatalities. An explosion often involves extremely high temperatures, toxic chemicals, and shock waves which cause significant damage to anyone and anything within a close proximity. If there are any survivors, they are typically left with permanent scars and disabilities. Recovery can take months or years, while the pain can last a lifetime. Whether it’s caused by improper maintenance or a defect, fires and gas explosions have lasting consequences.
Our Indiana personal injury attorneys at Wagner Reese help victims who have suffered serious injuries and property damage caused by a fire accident or a gas explosion. With over two decades of legal experience and millions of dollars recovered on behalf of our clients, we understand what it takes to maximize your settlement and obtain the medical care necessary to make the best possible recovery from injury.
Common Types of Explosions
Explosions can occur for various reasons and in several places. Whether it takes place at home or in the workplace, explosions happen when you least expect it.
The following are the most common types of explosions our firm handles:
- Home explosions – Safe Gas Indiana claims 63 million homes throughout the country rely on natural gas for power, approximately 52 percent of U.S. households. From homes in residential neighborhoods to multi-level apartment complexes in the city, residential gas explosions and fires are all too common. These blasts occur due to defective gas components and improper maintenance by gas companies.
- Workplace explosions – Explosions occur on construction sites and industrial plants since these workplaces are surrounded by toxic chemicals, electrical wiring, mechanical sparks, and combustion engines. When heat and chemicals accidentally combine, a massive explosion happens which potentially affects multiple people.
- Vehicle explosions – Car accidents are dangerous in more ways than one; however, many people do not expect a fire to erupt following a collision. But when vehicle fires happen, they can also lead to explosions. These fires cause serious burns to victims—in addition to the injuries suffered from impact.
- Apartment Complex Fires - The close proximity and shared walls of an apartment complex make it dangerously fast for fires to spread from one unit to another. Determining liability in an apartment complex fire is complicated, as there can be many liable parties. In many cases, the fault for a disastrous blaze can be traced back to the apartment management company, the tenant who rented the apartment where a fire began, or both.
Since fires and explosions are often disastrous, determining the source of the accident requires a thorough investigation from lawyers, law enforcement, and other professional experts.
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If you have suffered a serious injury or lost a loved one due to a fire or gas explosion, our Indiana personal injury lawyers have the knowledge and resources to pursue a personal injury or wrongful death claim. These cases are quite complicated because they could potentially involve multiple parties, who are also backed by their powerful legal teams.
But to us—none of that matters. What we care deeply about is helping you get your life back and making sure this type of accident doesn’t happen again to anyone else.
For more information about our legal services, contact us and discuss your case today.