Gas cans are small, portable gas containers that are often stored as extra fuel in cars and other vehicles. These can usually be refilled and may be constructed of different materials like metal and some plastics.
Gas container explosions can be very dangerous and can result in serious injuries, including:
- Burn injuries
- Chemical injuries
- Injuries resulting from flying debris
- Various other types of injuries
In addition, gas can explosions can result in property damage from fire, including damage of cars, commercial buildings, residential property, and other structures. Gas can explosions can lead to further explosions and spread of fire in some cases.
Who can be Held Liable for Gas Can Explosion?
Gas container explosions can be the result of many different causes. Depending on the situation, different parties might be held legally liable for injuries caused by a gas can explosion. In some cases, the manufacturer of a gas can product may be held liable if a defect with the product results in an injury. An example of this is where a gas can product has a design defect that makes it more prone to leakage and explosions. Here, the manufacturer might be held liable for injuries resulting from the defect.
In other cases, a person or business may be held liable for negligently using a dangerous gas can. For instance, if a gas station provides customers with gas containers that they know are dangerous or subject to recall, they may be held liable under a negligence theory of law.
What are the Legal Remedies for a Gas Can Lawsuit?
Gas can explosion injuries can involve many disputes and may require a lawsuit. In such cases, the legal remedy will typically be a compensatory damages award, which is granted to the injured party. The damages may cover losses like hospital bills, medical expenses, pain and suffering, and other losses.
In some cases, a recall may be issued if a specific gas container product has been listed as dangerous for consumers. Class action lawsuits can also be filed for cases where many persons were injured by the same type of product.
Do I Need a Lawyer for Assistance with a Gas Can Explosion Lawsuit?
Gas container injury lawsuits can be complex. You may need to hire a personal injury lawyer in your area if you need help with a lawsuit. Your attorney can provide you with legal advice, representation, and guidance for your claim.