North Carolina Court Of Appeals Allows Lawsuit Involving Fireworks Explosions To Proceed.

When an accident occurs that can be tied directly to the malfunctioning of a product, it would seem to be a relatively cut and dry case. Had the product not malfunctioned, no injury would have occurred, and it is the duty of the manufacturers of a product to make sure it is safe for consumers or contains adequate warnings such that it will be used safely. In such a situation, it would be wise to contact an expert products liability attorney at 617-787-3700. However, it is generally never that simple, especially in cases where the product that malfunctioned was inherently dangerous in the first place. Sometimes there is no way to make a product safer without stripping it of its function, and then perhaps the consumer either misused the product or assumed the risk by using the product.

An example of one such product might be fireworks, which enjoy a special place in our tradition as symbols of celebration and triumph. Fireworks are obviously dangerous, and as a case out of North Carolina demonstrates, can be deadly. Four workers who were in charge of setting up fireworks for a Fourth of July celebration were killed when the fireworks malfunctioned and exploded.

Now, the families of the four men are bringing lawsuits against Melrose South Pyrotechnics, the company paid to set up the event and who hired the four men. The lawsuit alleges that the men were sent in to do the job without any training in pyrotechnics, and an unspecified amount of compensatory damages are being sought. Melrose South has asked the suit to be dismissed for lack of evidence, but a three judge panel decided that the litigation could move forward.

If you or a loved one has been injured as the result of an explosion, you may be entitled to significant monetary relief. Act now and contact one of our expert explosion accident attorneys here at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates to discuss your potential claim. Call our Boston injury attorney specialists today at 617-787-3700 or email us at info@gilhoylaw.com for your free and private consultation. Your needs are our top priority!

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Energy Company Accused Of Negligence In Lawsuit Brought After Fatal Blast.

Gas leaks are not only an extreme waste of a valuable natural resource, but they also pose serious safety hazards, particularly when they occur in homes in dense, highly populated neighborhoods. While it is up to the homeowner to detect the smell of leaking gas and call a professional, it is up to the energy company to properly and effectively oversee its operations such that the risk of an accident is minimal. Sadly, this level of care is not always provided, and terrible accidents can occur. In such a situation, it would be wise to contact an expert personal injury attorney at 617-787-3700.

In the northwest area of Dallas, Texas, a tragic explosion brought on by a gas leak killed a 12-year old girl, and left several other members of her family seriously injured. The family then brought a lawsuit against Atmos Energy, alleging that the company had prior notice of the smell of gas in the neighborhood, but nevertheless failed to take proper precautions.

The suit also alleges that workers from Atmos had been in the neighborhood just days before the accident, investigating two other gas-related incidents on an adjacent street. Yet the company still failed to implement any evacuation procedures, and eventually the home exploded, leaving Linda Rodgers dead, with her grandmother and father seriously injured. The Rodgers family is represented by attorney Mary Christian Barr, of Dallas Texas.

If you or a loved one has been injured as the result of an explosion, you may be entitled to monetary relief. Act now and contact one of our expert explosion accident attorneys here at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates to discuss your potential claim. Call our Massachusetts injury lawyer specialists today at 617-787-3700 or email us at info@gilhoylaw.com for your free and private consultation. Your needs are our top priority!

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Woman Injured In Gas Explosion Sues Construction Company Allegedly Responsible For Her Injuries.

Construction company work is an inherently dangerous job. From the heavy machinery to the threat of falling debris, workers must be constantly aware of their environment. Because they are working in public, densely populated areas, they also need to be aware of the potential dangers they might create for the surrounding people. When they fail to do so, innocent bystanders can become seriously injured. In such a situation, it would be wise to contact an expert personal injury attorney at 617-787-3700.

In October 2016, Loy Clark Pipeline, Co. was working on a project in downtown Portland, Oregon when their digging triggered a gas explosion. As a result of the explosion, Gail Needham, a dental hygienist who was working nearby, was reportedly sent to the floor and covered in glass, causing multiple injuries including lacerations and a concussion. Now, she has filed a negligence suit against the construction company, seeking to recover damages for her physical as well as her emotional suffering. The plaintiff is represented by attorney Jason Kafoury.

According to the the allegations of the suit, Loy Clark Pipeline was responsible for the gas explosion because they failed to adequately map out the area they were working on. Accordingly, they failed to perceive that a gas pipe would exist right where they were digging. Had they known this information, according to the lawsuit, the explosion would never have occurred and Ms. Needham would never have been injured. A spokesperson for Loy Clark has indicated that this is not the first lawsuit resulting from the explosion, but declined to comment further.

If you or a loved one has been injured as the result of an explosion, you may be entitled to significant monetary relief. Act now and contact one of our expert explosion accident attorneys here at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates to discuss your potential claim. Call us today at 617-787-3700 or email us at info@gilhoylaw.com for your free and private consultation. Your needs are our top priority!

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