Natural Gas Explosion Accident

Top Rated Natural Gas Explosion Injury Attorneys In Buffalo, New York

Jed Dietrich, Esq., Distinguished as an American Institute of Trial Lawyers Litigator of the Year and New York Super Lawyer, and His Elite Team of Attorneys at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C., Recognized as an American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys 10 Best Personal Injury Law Firm, Battle to Obtain Unrivaled Compensation for Victims Severely Injured in Natural Gas Explosions in Buffalo, New York; Niagara Falls, New York; Rochester, New York; Throughout New York State and Beyond.

Gas meter Natural gas is a tasteless, odorless, highly-flammable substance that provides a fundamental energy source throughout the country. The formation of natural gas resulted from millions of years of animal and plant decay being pressed deep into the ground. Each day, tens of millions of households depend on natural gas for heating their homes and water, drying clothes, and cooking food. Nevertheless, few people ever stop to consider the dangers associated with this everyday substance. As the use of natural gas has increased throughout the years, so have incidents of property damage, severe injury, and even death due to natural gas explosions. On average, 17 victims suffer fatalities caused by natural gas explosions annually. Although that number may seem relatively low, all it takes is the combination of one tiny spark and an unknown gas leak to obliterate an entire home. Typically, natural gas leaks are silent, meaning victims get little to no warning. Home explosions can tear apart families and even neighborhoods.

Those who are fortunate enough to survive natural gas explosions can suffer third-degree burns, traumatic brain injuries, loss of limbs, blindness, and extreme emotional trauma. Victims of explosions often require extensive medical treatment, rehabilitation, and long-term physical therapy. If you, or a loved one, have suffered injuries or worse in a natural gas explosion, we realize that the thought of rebuilding everything you lost may seem extremely overwhelming. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s compassionate team will do everything within our power to get you back on your feet as soon as possible. It is crucial to have the best personal injury lawyer in Western New York handling your case.

Since 1999, Jed Dietrich, Esq. has exclusively handled serious personal injury cases. Jed Dietrich, Esq. founded the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. in 2005 with a mission to provide the highest level of personal injury service to victims. Honored with a Better Business Bureau A+ Rating, our outstanding law firm will fight to obtain the best result for your injuries and resulting damages. You may have the right to seek monetary compensation for your past and future medical bills, lost wages from work, reduced future earning capacity, loss of enjoyment, loss of consortium, pain and suffering, permanent disfigurement, and any other unanticipated damages. Insurance companies have paid Jed Dietrich, Esq. over $175,000,000.00 in verdicts and settlements to compensate his clients for their serious personal injuries. Our honorable commitment to exceeding your expectations and delivering an excellent outcome sets us apart from the competition. Call our battle-tested team today at 716-839-3939 for your free consultation. We are available 24 hours per day and 7 days per week. There is never a fee unless we WIN for you!

Common Causes Of Natural Gas Explosions

While a combination of numerous factors often contributes to natural gas explosions, these mishaps are typically the result of defective products and inadequate maintenance. Some of the most frequent practices that result in natural gas explosions include:

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  1. Inappropriate use of stoves, furnaces, and other gas appliances;
  2. Leaks caused by gas lines that are connected incorrectly;
  3. Worn and damaged gas lines;
  4. Faulty equipment, such as gas-powered grills;
  5. Violations of safety codes and standards governing the safe handling of natural gas;
  6. Incorrectly installed clothes dryers, water heaters, or other appliances;
  7. Accidentally striking a gas line while digging;
  8. Defective control valves, regulators, connectors, seals, or meters;
  9. Insufficient warnings or labeling; and
  10. Failure of landlords or other parties to adequately inspect and maintain their gas appliances.

Explosions tend to occur when gas leaks into an enclosed setting. As the gas continues to seep out and mix with the air, the pressure slowly builds up. After enough pressure accumulates, a tiny spark or even static electricity can spark a catastrophic explosion. Additionally, shoddy electrical wiring inside homes or appliances also further contributes to gas explosions involving consumer products.



Injuries Suffered In Natural Gas Explosions

Natural gas explosions are often extremely violent, causing brutal injuries when the pressure from the detonation hits the body. The wounds caused by gas explosions can be divided into the primary blast, secondary blast, quaternary blast, and tertiary blast injuries. These four classifications of injuries can cause:

  1. Blast lung, the most common fatal injury in explosions;
  2. Severe burns;
  3. Eye ruptures and complete blindness;
  4. Internal bleeding and hemorrhaging;
  5. Organ damage and ruptures;
  6. Traumatic brain injury;
  7. Ruptured eardrums;
  8. Amputation injury;
  9. Skull fractures; and
  10. Spinal cord injuries.

Natural gas explosions are among the most devastating and tragic incidents that can happen. Victims of explosions can be hit with the sheer power of the primary blast, punctured by flying debris, and propelled by blast winds. Further injuries, such as COPD and asthma, are often caused by exposure to smoke and fire.

Most gas explosion cases are based on human oversight, corporate negligence, or product liability. Natural gas explosions can be extremely complicated, often involving a chain of negligent acts or omissions by various parties. Determining the root of an explosion and who should be held legally responsible for your injuries requires swift action. Our battle-tested lawyers will systematically analyze the explosion and retain highly specialized experts and reconstructionists. Liability for injuries suffered depends on the unique circumstances that caused your explosion. You may be able to pursue monetary compensation from any liable parties, such as the gas company, construction company, installation personnel, maintenance contractors, repair workers, landlord or building management, product manufacturers, component manufacturers, inspectors, and even the city, county or New York State.

If you, or a loved one, have been injured in a gas explosion, you should contact Jed Dietrich, Esq., acclaimed as an American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys 10 Best Attorneys, and his veteran team attorneys at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. to learn more about your legal rights. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s elite team is here to assist you in rebuilding everything that you have lost by holding all liable parties responsible for their actions. Insurance companies have paid Jed Dietrich, Esq. at least $1,000,000.00 or more 44 times to compensate his clients for their serious injuries. The Dietrich Legal Team will zealously battle to attempt to obtain the compensation that you deserve for the injuries that you suffered. Contact the best of the best at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. today at 716-839-3939 or by filling out the online consultation form. Our seasoned attorneys are available 24 hours per day and 7 days per week, and there is never a fee unless we WIN for you!

Call the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. immediately at 716-839-3939 so that our aggressive, tenacious and hardworking personal injury lawyers can fight to obtain the best result for your personal injury claim in Buffalo, New York. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and there is never a fee until we WIN for you!

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