Natural Gas Explosion Attorneys
Harris County Gas Line Explosion Law Firm Fighting for Answers After Serious & Preventable Accidents
Since they’re out of sight, natural gas lines are often out of mind. Yet, there are millions of miles of them laid throughout the nation. Natural gas lines keep our homes comfortable, make cooking simple, and help propel industry from coast to coast. Though we rarely think of them, preventable natural gas explosions serve as grim reminders that these important parts of our nation’s energy infrastructure need to be handled with responsibility and great care.
When natural gas lines explode, it’s often because the company responsible for maintaining one—those that make profits on them—fail to prevent. Sometimes, a gas line can erupt because companies neglect to update aging pipes. Other times, they fail to provide workers with the proper training, equipment, and warning to keep them safe while on the job. No matter what causes a natural gas line explosion, one thing is always true: the accident was preventable.
If you’ve sustained injuries because of a natural gas explosion, help is available from Arnold & Itkin LLP. Our natural gas explosion lawyers have recovered billions of dollars for clients and we’re ready to help you find the answers that you deserve.
Call our natural gas explosion lawyers now at (888) 493-1629 for a free consultation. We’re standing by to help you decide what options you should take next.
Why Natural Gas Explosions Are Serious
Natural gas lines are everywhere. They’re aboveground, zig-zag underground, and even run through water to bring a constant supply of gas as needed. Since they’re under pressure, have multiple connection points, and carry a highly-volatile substance, accidents involving natural gas lines are typically catastrophic.
Natural gas explosions are severe because they cause:
After a natural gas explosion, the dangers for everyone involved and those unlucky enough to be nearby have only begun. These explosions trigger great fires that feed off the pressurized gas that continues to come through the remnants of the damaged pipeline. When emergency responders and crews respond to broken gas lines, they have to be incredibly careful to take the right steps to avoid worsening the situation.
Injuries caused by natural gas explosions can be devastating and life-changing. Besides being painful, these catastrophic injuries can take years to recover from and, even after recovery, can negatively impact the rest of a person's life.
The Klein Natural Gas Explosion
An example of how volatile natural gas lines can be occurred in Klein, a community just outside of Houston, Texas. On March 5, 2021, a crew from Comcast were working when they accidentally nicked a natural gas line owned by CenterPoint Energy. A crew from CenterPoint arrived shortly after to repair the line.
As the workers fixed the gas line, a second mainline was struck, triggering an explosion and massive fire. At least five of them sustained serious injuries, with one being airlifted to the hospital in critical condition.
Natural Gas Explosion FAQ
Do Natural Gas Lines Explode Frequently?
According to a report from FracTracker alliance, there were over 5,512 pipeline incidents in the United Stated between 2010 and 2018. These accidents injured 596 people and killed 126 more. Of these incidents, 291 involved explosions and 818 were pipeline fires.
Who Is Responsible for Natural Gas Pipeline Explosions?
There are over 2.7 million miles of pipeline in the United States. While most of them are safe, their stability relies on the companies that oversee them. Improper maintenance, inadequate training, and other oversights frequently—and unfairly—place workers and others near natural gas lines at risk. In other words, companies that maintain gas lines and work near them are ultimately responsible for the accidents that involve them.
What Should I do After a Natural Gas Explosion?
If you’ve sustained injuries or property damage because of a natural gas explosion or fire, you should call an attorney as soon as possible. If you’re a worker that sustained injuries during an accident, immediately seek medical care and decline to sign any documents or settlements offered by the company until you receive legal advice. Often, companies quickly move to limit their liability after accidents they should have prevented.
What Can a Houston Natural Gas Explosion Attorney Help to Recover?
Our lawyers help people recover losses associated with their accident. We investigate every aspect of a case to make sure our clients are being treated fairly, obtain justice, and have the financial stability required to move forward after a devastating accident.
We often recover compensation for damages such as:
- Medical debt
- Pain and suffering
- Cost of future care
- Lost wages
- Property damages
- And more
Importantly, it’s only possible to understand what recovery options are available for you after calling for help. Every case is different, and we’re ready to help you discover what options are available.
Call Our Houston Gas Explosion Lawyers Today at (888) 493-1629
At Arnold & Itkin LLP, we have experience taking on the largest companies after they’ve failed to protect workers. In fact, we’ve recovered billions of dollars for clients by never backing down from a fight, stepping up when a case gets tough, and making sure the other side isn’t allowed to use an army of lawyers to escape accountability. As a Houston-based personal injury firm, we operate in the heart of America’s energy industry. We know these companies, we know how they try to escape accountability, and we’re ready to fight on your behalf to level the playing field.
Call us today for the help you deserve. Our natural gas explosion lawyers are standing by to provide a free consultation at (888) 493-1629.