Despite its widespread availability, propane is a volatile gas. You can take every precaution possible and still risk serious injuries.
At GED Lawyers, our team can help if you suffered injuries because of a propane tank explosion. We can investigate your case, compile evidence, and pursue the compensation you deserve. Time is limited to seek financial recovery, so we encourage you to connect with our personal injury lawyers today.
GED Lawyers Can Help You Recover Compensation
Propane tank explosions can be catastrophic, resulting in severe property damage, serious injuries, and even death. While you recuperate from this traumatic incident, our personal injury lawyers can serve you by:
Managing Your Case on a Contingency-Fee Basis
You likely have many expenses following the propane explosion. We don’t want to add to those burdens. So, we offer help on contingency. You only pay our attorney’s fees if we resolve your case.
Even then, compensation for our help comes from the compensation we get for you. You can learn more about this arrangement when you consult with our team serving Estero.
Determining Liability for Your Losses
Following your accident and injuries, we must learn who bears liability for your losses. Still, this can get tricky, especially when an explosion destroys evidence. However, we can work with experts to investigate your accident, compile information, and determine what led to the explosion. Liability could rest with a product manufacturer or another involved party.
Filing Your Insurance Claim
Once we learn who is liable for your accident, we can file a claim with their insurer. For instance, if you were hurt while operating a propane-powered grill at a resort, we can file a claim with the hotel’s liability insurance. If a faulty propane tank exploded at your home, we could file a claim with the tank’s manufacturer.
Filing a claim requires us to understand your case’s deadlines, submit all paperwork promptly, and negotiate with the claims adjuster.
Filing Your Lawsuit
We may file a lawsuit if the insurance company refuses to settle. This requires us to follow the statute of limitations, present your case’s evidence, and fight for what you need. You don’t have to worry about litigation with us on your side. We take care of everything.
Your Propane Tank Explosion Lawyer Can Seek These Damages
Propane tank explosions can cause serious damage and, in turn, serious injuries. You could seek compensation that accounts for each of your losses, which may include:
- Property damage expenses
- Medical bills
- Pain and suffering
- Lost income
- Disfigurement and scarring
During your free consultation, we want to learn about the accident’s effect on your life. We believe that if another party’s negligence led to the propane explosion, you deserve to recover both economic and non-economic damages.
You Can Seek Damages After Losing a Loved One in a Propane Tank Explosion
We extend our deepest condolences if you lost a loved one in an explosion. Losing a loved one is never easy, especially when another party’s negligence causes their passing. Our lawyers in Estero support grieving families by seeking financial justice. Financial recovery in your wrongful death case may include:
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Loss of the decedent’s income
- Loss of companionship
Additionally, we can pursue end-of-life care costs if your loved one required medical attention before their passing.
We Have a Proven Record of Success
At GED Lawyers, we have helped our clients recover millions of dollars. In one particular gas explosion case, we recovered $6.5 million for our client.
Every case is different. Yet, we have a proven track record of helping our clients recover the compensation they need after suffering injuries.
We Can Learn the Cause of Your Propane Tank Explosion in Estero
Learning the cause of your accident and injuries allows us to determine liability. Your accident may have resulted from:
An Overfilled Propane Tank
An overfilled propane tank is very dangerous. Propane tanks have mechanisms that slowly release pressure when they are overfilled. However, if this mechanism doesn’t work, the tank could explode and injure those in range.
Boiling Liquid Expanding Vapor Explosion (BLEVE)
This phenomenon, also known as BLEVE, occurs when pressurized gas reaches a temperature higher than its boiling point. Propane tanks have devices that allow them to release gas to prevent overheating. Yet, if these devices don’t function properly, then they can explode.
Manufacturing defects include anything that went wrong during the tank’s design or manufacture. For example, many propane tanks have mercaptan added to the mixture. This releases a smell that allows users to detect leaks. If the mixture doesn’t have this element, then users cannot predict and prevent explosions.
What Should I Do After Suffering Harm in a Propane Tank Explosion?
Our lawyers in Estero urge you to seek medical attention. Propane tank explosions can cause burns and other injuries due to inhalation. A doctor can diagnose your condition and render the necessary treatment.
Other post-accident considerations may include:
- Documenting your damages. You should keep all receipts and bills related to your losses. This helps us calculate a fair settlement.
- Referring all settlement offers to your legal team. Our team can evaluate any settlement offers and determine whether they meet your needs.
- Following through with your treatment plan. You should attend all follow-up appointments, physical therapy sessions, and other health-related sessions.
- Limiting what details you share with others. You want to keep all sensitive information between you and your lawyer. Sharing this information with others could hurt your case.
Our lawyers can explain more about your next steps when you connect with us.
Begin Your Free Case Review With Our Legal Team Now
Propane tank explosions can cause serious injuries that affect your everyday life. When you or a loved one suffer such an explosion, you can recover compensation for your losses. GED Lawyers can hold the at-fault party accountable for your losses and manage your case from start to finish. To begin your free case review, call us today.