Burn Injury Lawsuits

If a severe or potentially life-threatening burn was caused by a defective product or another person’s negligence, recklessness or carelessness, financial compensation may be available.

In many cases, a fire or explosion could have been prevented with the exercise of a reasonable degree of care and attention. That could involve a manufacturer failing to use safer alternative designs or providing warnings; a property owner failing to maintain gas lines, electrical wiring or appliances; or a supply service, repair technician or other provider failing to follow the proper steps while delivering, installing or repairing appliances, service lines or other equipment.

Potential burn injury lawsuits are investigated nationwide by product liability lawyers and premises liability lawyers.

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Product Liability Lawsuits:

In many cases, products that are defectively designed or manufactured could overheat or catch on fire, posing a serious risk of burns or other injury for consumers. If a product is unreasonably dangerous, could have a reasonable alternative design or could have been made safer with the addition of warnings or information for consumers, the manufacturer may be liable through a burn lawsuit.

Propane and Natural Gas Explosion Lawsuits:

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), there are about 2,410 natural gas home fires and 1,390 propane gas fires every year. Between 2000 and 2004, the NFPA reports that natural gas fires and propane gas home fires resulted in 66 deaths and over 400 injuries.

Home gas explosions and fires could be caused by the negligence of gas supply companies, installers of storage equipment and repair service providers who fail to take the proper steps to detect or prevent a leak.

Gas Can Explosion Lawsuits:

Manufacturing and design defects are common in many portable gasoline containers, such as:

  • Lack of Child Resistant Caps
  • Lack of Flame Arrestor in the Spout to Prevent Flames from Flashing Back into the Container
  • Lack of Closures Which Can Reduce the Risk of a Gas Spill

Despite the fact that portable gas containers can be made safer with the addition of inexpensive parts and reasonable safer designs, many manufacturers resist adding the safety features and their decisions have caused hundreds of people to suffer severe burns and injuries.

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