The propane tank explosion that injured you or took the life of a loved one was no doubt a terrible shock. You may have been cautious and prudent in your use of propane for whatever purpose you used it, such as the following:
As you may well know, propane is colorless and odorless. Unlike city gas supplies, which are infused with an odor designed to warn people of gas leaks, propane is difficult to detect.
Perhaps you are careful to maintain your propane tank in very good condition — but when you exchanged your tank for a filled tank, you didn't know what you were getting. Old tanks may leak because of improperly maintained or defective regulators, valves and connecting hoses – or the tank may have been overfilled.
Perhaps the propane tank that you used for cooking or heating was improperly installed or connected. Then a cigarette, static electricity, the flame from your grill or some other ignition source set off the explosion, which caused severe burn injuries.
Will you need plastic surgery to repair your disfigured face, arms or legs after a propane tank explosion? How will your family cope after the accidental death of a loved one who was killed by a propane tank explosion? Discuss your questions with an experienced personal injury lawyer and learn how you can face the future again after a cooking or heating-related propane tank explosion in northern California.
Contact an experienced product liability attorney at San Jose at the Law Office of John J. Garvey, III, and learn how we can help after any type of fire, electrical accident or propane tank accident. Call 408-293-7777 today.
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