Types of Explosion Cases Our Dallas Law Firm Has Handled
Ultimately, it doesn’t matter what type of explosion you’re suffering after—our firm has helped after many different types of accidents. In fact, we’ve helped clients after some of the most notable recent explosions. When the BP Texas Refinery exploded in 2005, our team fought to make sure families were treated right. After the Deepwater Horizon exploded and triggered one of the worst offshore disasters in United States history, our team helped nearly one-third of the crew find answers. When the Williams Olefin plant exploded in 2013, we secured more than $33 million from a company that was willing to do anything but the right thing for its workers.
Our Dallas explosion lawyers have investigated incidents such as the following:
Why Explosion Injuries Are Serious
The immense force and heat that explosions exert on human bodies mean that survivors often sustain injuries during them. Often, these injuries are so serious that they’re labeled as catastrophic—a medical and legal label for injuries that change the rest of a person’s life. Catastrophic injuries often mean that a person experiences pain, lost mobility, and other difficulties for the rest of their life.
Catastrophic explosion injuries include:
Those who sustain injuries such as the ones listed above deserve compensation from the party that could have prevented them. Along with their physical and emotional costs, catastrophic injuries are accompanied by a hefty price tag—those who suffer from them require extensive medical care, are often unable to work, and might require ongoing treatment or help for the rest of their life.
Common Types of Explosions
When explosions happen at work sites or in homes, they're typical caused by several common factors. While all incidents are different, our Dallas explosion lawyers see a pattern of common types of accidents that are almost always preventable.
Common sources of explosions in Dallas include:
- Natural gas: Our state—and the rest of the nation—has a sprawling network of natural gas pipelines. While they make the conveniences of modern life possible, natural gas lines can be incredibly dangerous if not adequately maintained by companies. Additionally, workers at natural gas facilities are placed at significant risk when companies don't take the right safety precautions to protect them.
- Oil explosions: Since the Dallas area is surrounded by oilfields, workers in the area face the risk of explosion each day. However, these explosions are preventable if employers train workers, maintain work sites, and take the right steps to mitigate and prevent dangers. Any explosion at a refinery, oil rig, or pipeline was likely preventable.
- Chemical explosions: Each day, facilities throughout the Dallas area use dangerous chemicals to make products. If handled properly, the benefit of using these hazardous materials outweighs their risk. But, when companies fail to have the right standards, catastrophic chemical explosions can harm workers as well as anyone who lives near a facility.
Get Help from Our Dallas Explosion Injury & Death Lawyers: (888) 493-1629
If you’re suffering after an explosion, getting legal help as soon as possible is crucial. Explosion investigations are complicated, and responsible parties often take every step possible to avoid being held fully accountable for them. Calling our Dallas explosion attorneys means that you’ll have an experienced team investigating your situation and working on getting you the help you deserve as soon as possible.
Call us now for a free consultation at (888) 493-1629. Or, fill out our online form and a team member at our explosion law firm in Dallas will reach out to you as soon as possible.