Among the most devastating types of accidents, explosions can tear lives apart, literally and figuratively. The result of a substance’s rapid, violent expansion, explosions have such tremendous force that they can cause grievous injury or death and are usually accompanied by extensive or total destruction of property. A blast at work or at home can be disastrous for a family and forever change their lives if it results in a death or an injury that requires prolonged or indefinite treatment. The sad fact is that many explosions are preventable and are caused by someone else’s negligence. Medical bills, lost wages, physical therapy, and property damage are among the immense expenses blast victims face. Hiring an experienced attorney puts you in the best position to recover this money if another party is at fault in an explosion. You may even be able to secure compensation for pain and suffering.
Types of Explosion Injuries
Explosions are extremely violent, making them one of the most serious types of accidents. They cause physical harm directly and indirectly. Primary blast injuries arise from the initial shock wave and affect primarily gas-filled organs like the lungs and stomach, as well as eyes and ears. Secondary wounds are caused by flying debris, whether it’s from the exploding object itself or items carried by the blast. Tertiary explosion trauma is the result of being thrown through the air yourself. Quaternary blast injuries are everything else, ranging from burns and smoke inhalation to chemical poisoning and even post-traumatic stress.
How an Explosion Attorney Can Help
All of the above afflictions can be very expensive and stressful to address. You and your family rely on the at-fault party’s insurance company to pay up quickly so you don’t wind up in the hole. The trouble is, insurance companies are in the business of making money, so they don’t always have your best interests at heart. They routinely deny claims outright. They will make lowball settlement offers and then draw out the process so you’re more likely to throw in the towel and accept. All of this comes at a time when you’re miserable and most vulnerable, so you might be tempted to do so. Don’t — we at Morgan & Morgan know all the tricks insurance companies employ, and we know how to secure the compensation you deserve. Our explosion attorneys have the expertise and resources to stand up to the biggest corporations, and they know it. Unlike many law firms, we are willing to go to trial if you are not satisfied with a settlement offer. It costs nothing to get started.
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In three decades, Morgan & Morgan has grown from a tiny family firm in Orlando, Florida, to a powerhouse of 500-plus plaintiffs’ attorneys and over 2,600 support staff. We’ve won over $5 billion dollars for more than 100,000 people like you. All the while, we have remained a family company, and we treat all our clients as such. Don’t fight an insurance company alone during the worst time in your life. History has shown that hiring a personal injury attorney generally translates into recovering three times what you would if you sat down at the bargaining table yourself. Our explosion lawyers will handle every aspect of your case and be with you each step of the way. Best of all, we operate on a contingency fee basis, which means there’s no upfront cost, and we get paid only if we win. Join the Morgan & Morgan family. Fill out a free case evaluation today.