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Explosion Accident Lawyers Serving North Carolina
Fighting for Victims of Industrial & Gas Leak Explosions
Explosions are among the most devastating catastrophic events, and they’re capable of causing disastrous damage to property, people, and their families. Whether they stem from industrial operations, dangerous chemical reactions, or gas leaks, explosions and fires wreak havoc on residents and entire communities.
As a Raleigh-based law firm known nationally for handling complex civil injury and wrongful death cases, Edwards Kirby has the experience, resources, and capability to help victims and families following all types of gas and explosion accidents across North Carolina.
Though each type of explosion incident has its unique circumstances, potential causes, and investigatory protocol, they are all capable of causing significant and widespread harm. It is not uncommon for explosions to result in:
- Fires and burn injuries
- Chemical / toxic exposure
- Smoke inhalation
- Catastrophic injuries
- Wrongful death
- Building collapse
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Hearing loss / eye injuries
- Lacerations / broken bones
- Disability & disfigurement
Gas Explosions in North Carolina
North Carolina is home to many industrial facilities, plants, and refineries which handle dangerous substances and combustible chemicals that pose explosion risks. However, natural gas and propane power many of our residential homes, multi-family housing complexes, and businesses – and missteps involving these volatile gases can quickly turn into disasters.
That devastation was evident in a major explosion in Durham in April 2019. Though the incident is still being investigated, officials are looking closely into a contractor who had reportedly struck a 2-inch gas line while boring under a sidewalk. The explosion caused over a dozen serious injuries, and a fatality.
Tragedies like these send a reminder about the need for individuals and entities to uphold their legal obligations for ensuring safe conditions, regulatory compliance, and the health and safety of those nearby. Unfortunately, gas explosions occur regularly throughout NC and the U.S., often due to negligence involving:
- Gas leaks that could and should have been detected
- Known hazards left unaddressed by premises owners
- Gas, electrical, and building code violations
- Negligent third parties / contractors
- Unsafe and defective products
- Mishandling of volatile gases / gas line work
Trust Proven North Carolina Trial Lawyers
Gas explosions and industrial accidents are exceedingly complex cases, and they demand the attention of highly experienced attorneys. At Edwards Kirby, our nationally recognized trial lawyers are immediately available to help families in the aftermath of explosions and fire-related accidents.
By leveraging our resources, we conduct investigations into underlying causes, determine who can be held liable, and explore clients’ options for seeking the maximum compensation possible. Our goal is to hold bad actors accountable, and help victims and families secure the justice they deserve.
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