Causes of Gas Explosions

Anyone located within close proximity to a natural gas pipeline or with access to gas appliances could be at serious risk for a potentially fatal gas explosion. Causes of gas explosions are numerous, but commonly include an external pipeline that may explode when mixed with outside gases such as hydrogen. In household explosions, most often leaks from gas-powered kitchen appliances used for heating are the root of the problem. Gases like propane and butane that allow these apparatuses to operate can cause a hazard when they mix with air within reach of an adjacent combustible source. The list of serious gas explosions around the world continues to grow with each passing year. Thousands of lives are affected each year by gas explosions. Hundreds are killed and injured all over the globe when gas pipes burst. Negligence and careless abuse of appropriate safety procedures causes many of these accidents. These issues are preventable, but unfortunately they are not always apprehended properly. If you or a loved one has experienced the repercussions of a gas explosion in the San Antonio area, call a Carabin & Shaw lawyer today.

If you retain a lawyer with Carabin & Shaw, we will thoroughly investigate the explosion and all surrounding circumstances. This includes obtaining gas bills, records, and any paper trail related to the accident in order to prove your unassuming innocence in the wake of the incident. Our San Antonio lawyers will pursue your claim against all responsible parties. Thankfully, we handle cases involving many different types of dwellings, homes, structures, buildings, work areas, and even products (household and/or industrial) that could cause fires. Carabin & Shaw’s San Antonio gas explosion lawyers are here to help.

Many times, natural gas explosions are caused by a technical or structural issue with an appliance or the gas line in question. If this is the case, as it often is, you may have a claim against a landlord or other building owner, a gas company, or another company or third party that has ruptured the gas line. If the root of the problem is a gas appliance leading to causes of gas explosions, the responsibility could lie in a defect in the appliance itself. This includes any possible mistake by a company that serviced the appliance in a negligent or detrimental manner.

Any household appliance could malfunction and due to a combination of various causes of gas explosions that may result in dangerous gas accumulation. This includes:

  • central heaters
  • generators
  • gas lights
  • air conditioning units
  • space heaters
  • outdoor grills
  • ovens
  • water heaters
  • dryers
  • pool heaters

Furthermore, legal responsibility for any harm accrued by a malfunctioning appliance may fall on any of a number of parties involved. Any party who recently installed or repaired the appliance, the company supplying the gas, the distributors of the appliance, the manufacturers who made the appliance, and in some cases, even the seller of the appliance.

At Carabin & Shaw our San Antonio area lawyers are standing by to be your voice and guide you through these unfamiliar and uncharted waters in the wake of an accident related to a gas explosion. We will fight for you and go to any lengths necessary to ensure you are not alone through an incident such as this.

For more information, or to schedule an appointment with an experienced San Antonio home fire accident attorney to handle your case, you can contact us today via email, or by phone day or night. Our attorneys are here to help you; you don’t have to feel like you are alone in this fight - get the compensation you deserve.

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