Your Texas Gas Can Lawyers
Most people own a gas can. Most of them are plastic. If you deal with a yard and you mow your grass and lawn, you probably own one or more of these. People then tend to think that these colored, plastic cans are the cheapest and most effective way to store and dispense gas as they need it for their equipment. But what people frequently don’t know can literally kill them. These cans, under easy but wrong use, can easily become an exploding bomb.
Free Gasoline Can Injury Case Evaluation : If, sadly, you or your loved one has gotten burned, otherwise injured, or even if a loved one has been killed by an explosion involving a portable gasoline storage container, you can, and should contact us and our legal team immediately. You or your loved one may well be due compensation by making a claim and/or filing one or more lawsuits. Our legal team can help with this.
Call us at Carabin Shaw, we will fight to get you the compensation you deserve. Call 800-862-1260.What are the Problems With Portable Gasoline Storage Containers?
Portable gasoline containers are almost everywhere. Sadly, too many of these colored plastic containers are designed and built with serious defects in that design or manufacturing. These design and manufacturing defects can cause the user to suffer devastating injuries, burns, or even cause a death. Such terrible injuries and accidents can be avoided easily. All it would take is a slight change in the manufacture and design of the gas can. There also need to be proper and appropriate warnings telling people who use these products of the possibilities for injury and general danger.The Problems That are Associated With Potentially Defective Gasoline Storage Containers
The problems associated with gasoline storage containers include:
The lack of an effective flame arrestor within the pour spout of the gasoline can. This basic, simple design and manufacturing modification, which does not typically cost more than 50 cents to add to the container, simply consists of a metal device with which there are holes which fit into the area of the spout of a gasoline can. This arrestor device operates by forcing any accidental flames to move through a narrow channel which will not let the flames pass through to the main storage area of the container. This keeps the rest of the gas within the can from lighting off, lighting up and exploding
The usually lacking or inadequate warnings on the containers themselves are the first problem. A bold, prominent, visible risk warning wouldn’t cost more than a few cents more than the warnings currently used on some cases containers now. These increased warnings could prevent many tragic injuries caused by accidents.
The almost total lack of any child-resistant caps on gas storage containers is the next problem. Despite the cost to change the original cap in favor of a child-resistant cap generally being less than a few pennies, most manufacturers still refuse to take the legally mandated actions to protect those who purchase their gasoline storage products.
Frequently, what most parents and especially almost all children do not really understand is that gasoline vapors can easily ignite. Any nearby open type flame, any gas pilot light from a gas line in the home or office, and even sometimes static electricity, sadly, can cause gasoline vapor to catch fire and cause the gasoline storage container to explode. This can lead to a horrible outcome.
Call us at Carabin Shaw, we will fight to get you the compensation you deserve. Call 800-862-1260.Do I Have a Potential Gasoline Storage Container Explosion Lawsuit?
The Product Liability Claim Group at our firm has an experienced legal team including trial lawyers with many years of focus on representing plaintiffs in gasoline storage device explosion injuries and claims. We are handle individual litigation across Texas and are currently accepting new cases across our great state.
Call us at Carabin Shaw, we will fight to get you the compensation you deserve. Call 800-862-1260.