Explosion Victims

Wrongful Death from Explosion Accidents

Posted by on Jul 19, 2013 in Explosion Victims, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death

A wrongful death suit can be a hard thing to process, since there are many things to consider such as who really caused the injuries and other factors that played a part in the death. There are many ways a wrongful death claim can be put filed: fatal accidents, medical malpractice, and product liability cases. When a person dies because of the legal fault of another, then it can be taken as ground for a wrongful death lawsuit.

Among the most dangerous situation a person can be in is being involved in an explosion. According to the Williams Kherkher, fires and explosions can bring about severe burns and it can be a very traumatic experience, and people who suffered from serious burns or injuries from fires and explosions can die. Unfortunately, explosions due to natural gas or propane are common and occur frequently. Explosions, combined with fire and carbon monoxide poisoning, are leading causes of death. Some other causes are faulty installations and product malfunctions.

One such incident of wrongful death due to gas explosion is the case of a certain Megan Cramer, a waitress working at JJ restaurant at Kansas. Heartland Midwest, along with 5 other defendants in the lawsuit, has been operating in an area near the restaurant when they hit an existing gas line. The JJ restaurant where Megan Cramer worked was destroyed by the gas line explosion, killing her and injuring 15 other people. Claims of slow response to the gas leak and the failing to request for identification of the buried gas pipeline has been cited as causes for the accident and eventual death.

Explosions can happen anywhere, even at the comfort and safety of your home. Household chemicals, machines that use gasoline, and even electrical wiring can cause a fire or explosion. It is always better to be on the safe side. No amount of compensation can bring back the life of a loved one.

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