Gas Fire Injury Lawyers
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What are Gas Fires?
Gas fires are caused by the combustion of gasoline or other similar fuel substances. These can be dangerous due to the risk of explosion and fast-spreading nature of such fires. For instance, if there is a gas spill over a large surface, it can cause a fire to spread very rapidly over a large space in a short of amount of time. This can lead to serious property damage as well as physical injury.
Gas fires can be similar to various types of chemical fires, as there may be certain methods of extinguishing involved, and they can cause specific types of damage. Gas fire injuries typically involve various degrees of burns. Depending on the situation, they can also involve other types of injuries, such as those resulting from explosions.
What are Some Common Causes of Gas Fires?
There are many different potential causes of gas fires. Basically, any situation that involves the transport, delivery, or use of gas can potentially lead to a gas fire incident. Some common causes of gas fires include:
- Stove fire incidents
- Leaking gas pipes
- Propane tanks/bbq grills
- Gas station incidents (for instance, lighting or smoking a cigarette while refueling one’s car)
- Fuel-fed car fires (can happen in a car accident)
- Machine and engine-related fires
- Various other sources
Are There Any Legal Remedies for Gas Fire Injuries?
Gas fire injuries can sometimes lead to legal claims depending on the cause of the fire and the surrounding circumstances. For instance, if a person was negligent in the handling of gas and it leads to a fire, it may lead to a legal claim against that person. Or, if a product is defective and it causes injury due to a gas fire, the manufacturer or distributor of the product may be liable for damages caused by the product.
In most cases, gas fire injury lawsuits involve some sort of monetary damages award to compensate the injured party for their losses. These can include hospital expenses, medical and pharmaceutical bills, cost of rehab, lost wages (if the injury caused the person to miss work), and other financial costs. In cases involving intentional conduct (such as in an arson case), there may also be punitive damages and even criminal charges involved as well.
Do I Need a Lawyer for Help with a Gas Fire Injury?
Gas fire injuries can be serious and may involve some complex injury laws. You may need to hire a personal injury attorney in your area if you need some assistance with a gas fire injury claim. Your lawyer can research any questions or inquiries you may have regarding your case. Also, if you need to appear in a court of law, your attorney can provide you with representation during those times as well
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Last Modified: 04-04-2016 01:50 PM PDT
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