Understanding the Impact of Power Plant Incidents

Missouri, like many states in the U.S., traditionally relied upon coal-fired power plants. Changing times caused a shift towards other forms of power production. There are 55 nuclear power plants in the U.S., including Missouri’s Callaway Nuclear Generating Station, which generates a significant amount of the state’s electricity. Other plants include those powered by natural gas, hydroelectric plants, wind farms, solar power, and others. Power plant explosions can cause severe bodily harm and fatal injuries and are often the result of one or more forms of negligence. Having the help of a knowledgeable power plant explosion attorney is vital if you or a loved one have been seriously hurt because of another’s negligence.

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Why Partner with Presley & Presley in Kansas City for a Power Plant Explosion Case?

Presley & Presley is an award-winning firm with experienced personal injury attorneys based in Kansas City, MO, but handling insurance bad faith, catastrophic injury, defective product, and other cases nationwide. Your battle is our battle when it comes to facing off with large corporations. Teaming up with us makes both of us stronger and ensures that all of our skill, resources, and legal prowess is put to work to get justice for those who have been injured or lost a loved one at the hands of negligence. Our mission is to help people recover what they have lost and make communities safer through policy change and increased accountability. Insurance companies don’t like facing off with us in court, thanks to our well-earned reputation for fierce advocacy and expert litigation skills. Schedule a consultation today to see how we can help you with your case.

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About Power Plant Explosion Cases

Plant explosions can cause extensive damages that victims and their families may have to deal with for the rest of their lives, so maximal compensation must be sought. Power plant explosions can cause one or more categories of injury:

  • Primary Injuries: Blast waves moving through a body and objects 
  • Secondary Injuries: Injuries caused by debris flying out from the blast
  • Tertiary Injuries: Individuals injured after being thrown by blast force into an object or being hurt by falling or collapsing objects
  • Quaternary Injuries: Severe burns and illnesses due to exposure to fire, chemicals, toxins, radiation, and more from the blast
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How We Pursue the Compensation You Need After a Power Plant Explosion

There are key steps an injury attorney on our team takes when helping the victim of a power plant accident or their surviving loved ones. Each step is critical for the process of obtaining the complete settlement you need to get your life back on track as best as can be expected.

  • Gathering Evidence: We collect all available evidence after the explosion including the client’s medical records, any existing photographs or video of the incident, witness statements, maintenance records, safety training records, safety policies, etc. As well as employing a forensic engineering team and other investigatory specialists as needed.
  • Identifying Those Liable: Based on the evidence and any other records found, our power plant explosion lawyer identifies what party or parties were negligent and responsible for the explosion occurring.
  • Determining Damages: Our injury attorney calculates the maximal just compensation based on current and ongoing medical expenses, lost income, lost ability to earn, and other economic and non-economic damages that the victim and their family will have to face.
  • Filing a Claim: We file a claim that effectively tells the client’s story, shows who is liable and what the full damages are. 
  • Negotiation: There is usually some back and forth with the insurance company in obtaining a fair settlement. If the insurer or negligent party tries to settle for an unfair amount, we prepare to litigate.
  • Filing a Lawsuit: We draft and submit legal documents to start court proceedings. 
  • Trial Preparation: This step involves organizing evidence, preparing expert witnesses or other witnesses, and any other legal documents needed.
  • Trial: Our seasoned personal injury attorney provides fierce representation on our client’s behalf to show the judge or jury what caused the power plant explosion and how the explosion caused the damages.
  • Post-Trial Actions: Depending on the outcome of the trial, we either ensure compensation is collected or appeal an unfavorable verdict.

Contact Presley & Presley Now to Discuss Your Power Plant Explosion Case

Do not face a plant explosion case on your own or accept a settlement offer without first discussing your case with an experienced injury lawyer on our team. We are passionate about ensuring you receive fair compensation that is on par with all damages.

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