Legal Challenges in Propane Explosion Cases

In the race for profits, propane companies may take shortcuts or fail to adhere to safety regulations in order to save money. According to OSHA, the majority of propane explosions occur during actions to fill or refill tanks or when repairs are being made to propane equipment—either in homes or at commercial locations. Negligence resulting in fatalities or catastrophic injuries can result from a propane company’s failure to properly train employees in safe handling and maintenance of propane equipment, lapses in proper maintenance, defective equipment, or other sources. Injuries and deaths from propane explosions are frequently a type of premises liability issue. Make sure your rights are protected if you have been seriously injured or lost a loved one by having a highly experienced propane explosions attorney working for you.

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Choose an Expert Propane Explosions Lawyer at Presley & Presley

Our team at Presley & Presley is based in Kansas City, MO, but has a distinguished track record of success representing clients nationwide. We are passionate about helping people who have had their lives turned upside down due to another’s negligence and apply our extensive experience and skill to get meaningful settlements on behalf of our clients. We have established a reputation for being tenacious advocates in cases involving insurance bad faith, catastrophic injury, wrongful death, and other serious personal injury claims. Insurers routinely reconsider their position on a case when they find out Presley & Presley is representing the plaintiff. Our award-winning legal team follows through no matter how complex the case or how big the corporation or insurance company is that we are up against. In addition to our mission to help those who have suffered serious damages caused by someone else’s negligence, we are deeply rooted in the local and legal communities and use our wins to help drive change in policy and laws to make communities safer as well as helping fellow legal professionals be able to do the same.

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Your Battle is Our Battle

Contact Presley & Presley today to schedule a consultation with a propane explosion attorney who knows how to get results. We are a small firm with seasoned expertise and extensive resources focusing on regional and nationwide cases. We know you have a lot on the line and we are driven to get our clients the justice they deserve. We have recovered full damages for clients in propane explosion cases such as the following:

  • All past and future medical expenses
  • Physical rehabilitation
  • At-home care
  • Special medical equipment
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of earning ability
  • Pain and suffering
  • Property damage
  • Loss of consortium
  • Impaired ability to enjoy life
  • And more
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Causes of Propane Explosions

Propane usage in the U.S. is increasing so it is more important than ever that this industry maintain the highest safety standards possible for employees and consumers alike. When employees enter high-risk jobs working for oil refineries and gas companies, they have an expectation that their employers will do everything in their power to maintain safe working conditions. Unfortunately, for many oil and gas industry workers, this is not the case. The most common causes of propane explosions are OSHA safety violations, negligence, and carelessness such as:

  1. Gas leaks resulting from faulty equipment and improper maintenance
  2. Improper installation or poorly maintained propane tanks
  3. Defective propane tanks, hoses, connectors, or appliances
  4. Nearby flames or sparks igniting leaking tanks
  5. Inadequate ventilation causing a buildup of propane fumes
  6. Human error resulting in accidents 

How We Get Results in Propane Explosion Cases

Our first step is always to understand what has happened to the client and document as much of the initial information and evidence as possible. This is followed by extensive investigation with the help of specialists knowledgeable in the proper procedures and equipment related to propane refining, refueling, transportation, installation, etc. The evidence and information gathered from the investigation make it possible to identify all liable parties. A propane explosion case could involve propane suppliers, tank and other equipment manufacturers, maintenance companies, property owners, and others. From here, we engage additional experts to help us effectively show where the fault lies and the full damages that negligence caused when filing an insurance claim. If negotiations for a just settlement fail, we are skilled litigators and ready to file a lawsuit and go to trial if necessary to get rightful compensation.

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Get the Insurance Company to Listen with a Propane Explosion Attorney at Presley & Presley

Contact Presley & Presley in Kansas City from anywhere in the U.S. to schedule a consultation with a knowledgeable propane explosion lawyer on our team. If the insurance company or those who caused your injuries or loss is trying to avoid doing what’s right, we will make them listen. We don’t just recover losses; we strive to recover peace of mind and safety for the community. 

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