Pipelines are a critically important part of our state’s overall infrastructure. When proper safety precautions are not taken, these pipelines also have the potential to be extremely dangerous — even deadly. Unfortunately, pipeline explosions remain far too common in Texas. In recent years, pipeline workers, contractors, first responders, and innocent members of the general public have been injured or killed in preventable pipeline explosions in Texas.
At DC Law, our Austin pipeline explosion lawyers have the skills and experience needed to protect the rights and interests of injured victims. Our dedicated personal injury attorneys understand these complex legal cases. If you or your family member was injured or killed as a result of a pipeline explosion, our law firm is here to help.
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According to the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), approximately 300 significant pipeline incidents occur every year. Tragically, at least 305 Americans have been killed in pipeline explosions in the last two decades. Many hundreds more innocent people were severely injured in these accidents. Pipeline explosions can occur for a wide range of reasons. While some pipeline incidents are relatively minor, others can be truly catastrophic. Perhaps most famously, a corroded pipeline caused a major explosion near El Paso, Texas in 2000, claiming the lives of 12 people and injuring many more.
All companies and entities involved in the manufacturing, construction, operation, and maintenance of pipelines must take the proper care to ensure that explosions and other dangerous incidents are avoided.
Preventing pipeline explosions requires taking proactive measures to ensure that the infrastructure is well-designed, properly constructed, carefully operated, and continuously inspected and maintained. Quick action must be taken at the first sign of a problem. A negligent company or multiple negligent companies can be held civilly liable for damages caused by the explosion.
Following a pipeline explosion, injured victims and their family members need access to the maximum available financial compensation. Negligent pipeline companies, contractors and subcontractors, and property owners must be held accountable. Among other things, compensation may be awarded for emergency medical bills, other medical expenses, physical therapy, pain and suffering, disfigurement, permanent impairments, and wrongful death. If you or your loved one was injured by a pipeline explosion, an experienced Austin lawyer can help protect your rights in a civil lawsuit.
Our team of skilled attorneys can help you hold negligent companies accountable for a pipeline accident. Our law firm handles the full range of pipeline explosion claims. If you or your loved one was injured or killed in any type pipeline accident, we can help. For a free, no strings attached review of your legal case, please contact our Austin pipeline explosion lawyers today.