Gas fires are fires that are caused by combustion of gasoline or other similar fuel substances. Gas fires are particularly dangerous as gasoline is highly flammable and combustible.
There’s also a risk of gas fire explosions, which can personally injure many people within the immediate surrounding area of a gas fire.
What are Common Types of Gas Fires?
There are several different potential causes of gas fires. Any situation involving the transportation, delivery, or use of gas can potentially lead to a fire. Below are some common causes of gas fires:
- Gas leak
- Gas station incidents, such as spilling gasoline which sparks from a carelessly thrown out cigarette
- Gas stove incidents
- Propane tank incidents
What is a Fire Injury?
Fire injuries encompass a wide array of personal injuries. They can include injuries caused by exposure to fire, such as first, second, or third-degree burns, or injuries caused by the effects of fire, such as respiratory injuries or even death.
Can I Sue Someone for My Gas Fire?
Generally speaking, depending on the facts and circumstances surrounding your gas fire, you may be able to sue for relief from your resulting damages. For example, if you buy a new gas stove that spontaneously combusts, you can sue the manufacturer and seller of the appliance for defective product.
Similarly, if you have a gas fireplace that is installed improperly by licensed contractors, you may be able to sue the construction company. If you’re a renter, you may be able to sue the owner of the property.
What Causes of Action Can I Use to Sue for a Gas Fire?
Gas fires can sometimes lead to legal claims, although whether your cause of action will prevail depends on the facts and circumstances surrounding the fire. A person can be sued for negligence if they improperly handle a gas appliance that leads to a fire.
Similarly, you may have a cause of action for a defective product if the same gas appliance explodes after being properly installed.
Should I Contact a Lawyer for Help with My 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.