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Pittsburgh, PA Gas Explosion Accident Lawyers

Natural gas is usually a safe source of energy, however catastrophic and deadly explosions do occur. Such explosions can occur at the well-drilling site, within the pipes themselves, or inside a home. If you or someone you love is injured or killed in a natural gas explosion, an investigation must be conducted in a prompt and careful manner. To ensure the right steps are taken, it is important to contact an attorney right away.

Chaffin Luhana has experience in preserving evidence and analyzing explosions. Our attorneys represent individuals injured in explosions.  For assistance you can trust, contact us right away.

Gas Explosions and Their Causes

Gas explosions can occur as the result of:

  • Defective control valves
  • Defective connectors
  • Leaking hoses or tanks
  • Improper installation
  • Poor or negligent maintenance

Injuries from gas explosions can include painful, debilitating and disfiguring burns and death. When a gas explosion occurs, it is important that a thorough investigation be conducted immediately to determine what caused it and who is responsible. If you or someone you love is injured in or if your loved one is killed in a gas explosion, whether in the home or while at work, it is important to get assistance from a qualified attorney as soon as possible.

What to Do If You Suspect a Gas Leak

If you suspect a gas leak in your home, you should vacate your home immediately, call 9-1-1 and contact your utilities company for help. Do not turn on or off any electrical appliances or try to locate the leak. The main sign of a natural gas leak is a foul smell, similar to that of a rotten egg. The biggest hazard of a leak is an explosion, and the best thing you can do is get out the house and call for help from a safe distance.

Another danger of a gas leak is carbon monoxide poisoning, which can occur when natural gas appliances are not properly maintained. Carbon monoxide can build up in a home if a furnace fails to burn the gas properly or is not properly ventilated. Symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning resemble those of the flu, minus a fever. If you experience these symptoms, leave your house immediately and call 9-1-1 for help.

Contact an Ohio Valley Lawyer

To speak with an attorney who has experience handling gas explosion cases in the Ohio Valley area in West Virginia, Western Pennsylvania and Eastern Ohio, contact Chaffin Luhana today.

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