For a home gas explosion lawsuit to be successful, negligence has to be proven. Negligence in a gas explosion could manifest itself in the form of improper installation, faulty or defective parts (like bad gas control valves or connectors), poor maintenance, or even through a negligent act that causes the ignition, and therefore the explosion.
Negligence is the failure of a person, or a business, organization or entity to use reasonable care; and it can take the form of action or inaction. By that we mean that negligence is doing something that a reasonably prudent person would ordinarily not do, or not doing something that a reasonably prudent person would do under similar circumstances.
Experienced gas explosion attorneys
Our Phoenix personal injury law firm specializes in gas explosion cases nationwide; we seek financial compensation for clients who have been physically or psychologically injured due to the negligence of another.
The incidence of death in home gas explosions is much higher than in non-explosive house fires; and that means we often represent families who have lost a loved one in a gas explosion. In those instances we pursue a wrongful death case.
We engage local and national gas safety experts who use their gas explosion expertise to establish the cause and origin of the gas leak, as well as applicable codes and standards. Their expertise is invaluable when prosecuting a gas explosion case in Phoenix, or around the country.
Here are just a few examples of gas explosion cases recently handled by Cunningham Law; negligence was a factor in all of these gas explosion cases:
- In one of the largest gas explosion verdicts in Arizona history, two boys, aged 12 and 3, and their family were awarded more than $43 million after they were severely burned following a natural gas leak from a defectively designed oven range.
- A 42-year-old man was severely burned and his brother killed when a propane gas tank exploded. The case was settled by Cunningham Law for the policy limits of $2 million.
- Twin brothers, aged 3, were severely burned when their apartment exploded due to a natural gas leak. The case was settled after formal mediation with the terms of the settlement confidential.
- Two children, aged 5 and 2, and their mother were severely burned when their mobile home exploded due to a natural gas leak. The case was settled after formal mediation with the terms of the settlement confidential.
The gas explosion lawyers at the Cunningham Law Firm in Phoenix work on a contingency fee basis, which means that our clients don’t owe us a fee unless we obtain a recovery for them, so contact us today to arrange your free consultation.
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