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San Bruno Pipeline Explosion Lawyer

A vast network of pipelines stretches more than two and a half million miles on American soil today. These pipelines carry oil and gas throughout the U.S. They are faster and more cost-effective than using a train or truck for their transportation. However, these pipelines can create immense injury risks for those who work with them and live or work around them. 

Over the last 20 years, 5,748 significant pipeline explosions occurred in America. These events damaged property and the environment and led to 256 fatalities and 1,142 injured people with an astounding price tag of $10,706,072,678. Every year approximately 300 significant pipeline explosions occur, killing an average of 13 people and injuring an average of 57 others.  

Many of these victims suffered severe burns and will live with permanent scarring and disfigurement. Sadly, these deaths and injuries are preventable. They occur when gas companies fail to comply with federal laws. If you or a family member were injured or killed in such an accident, it’s time to contact an experienced San Bruno pipeline explosion lawyer from Bogaards Law.

Causes of Pipeline Explosions

Several factors can lead to a pipeline accident, including failure to follow safety regulations, improper pipe, joint, or valve maintenance, and defective products. Other causes can include:

  • Metal fatigue
  • Corrosion or damage caused by chemicals
  • Mechanical damages, such as dents
  • Improper repair welds
  • Code violations 
  • Inadequate safety practices
  • Incorrect operation
  • Excavation damage
  • Outside force damage such as from heavy rains or mudslides, or vandalism

Suppose you are the victim of a pipeline explosion. In that case, the San Bruno pipeline explosion lawyers at our law firm will investigate the causes of the explosion with the intent of determining liability. Once we identify the liable parties, we can hold them accountable for your financial recovery. These parties can include a construction company, the pipeline company, a third-party contractor, or the pipeline manufacturer.

Pipeline Accident Injuries

Pipeline explosions often cause severe injuries, including severe burns, traumatic brain injuries (TBI), amputations, disfigurement, scarring broken bones, and spinal cord injuries (SCI). Pipeline explosion injury victims may be eligible to recover compensation for their injuries with the help of an experienced San Bruno pipeline explosion attorney. Those injured in such an explosion could be owed compensation for:

  • Lost wages and income
  • Medical bills and expenses
  • Property damage
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental and emotional anguish
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Loss of consortium

Property Damage Caused by Pipeline Explosion

Pipeline explosions frequently lead to catastrophic fires that can lead to widespread property damage for individuals who live or have businesses near the accident site. Water and soil contamination and other environmental hazards can also result from pipeline explosions. 

Suppose your San Bruno home or business was damaged due to a pipeline explosion. In that case, you need a reputable San Bruno pipeline explosion attorney who will help you recover full and fair compensation for your losses.

San Bruno Pipeline Explosion Lawyer

Pipeline explosions typically catch everyone nearby off guard and result in severe and catastrophic injuries. If you or someone you love was injured or killed in a pipeline accident, you need solid legal representation to seek compensation on your behalf aggressively. 

At Bogaards Law, we work closely with our clients and put our extensive experience to work to discover every potential legal avenue available to obtain the best outcome possible in your case. Contact us today to meet with a San Bruno pipeline explosion attorney and determine what to do next.

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