The Roach Law Firm understands the devastating impact that fires and explosions can have on individuals and their loved ones. Sadly, these disastrous events are often the result of personal or corporate negligence.
Here are five of the most common ways these tragedies can occur:
Faulty Wiring and Electrical Malfunctions
One of the most common causes of fires and explosions resulting from negligence is faulty wiring and electrical malfunctions. This can occur in homes, businesses, and other properties. When electrical systems are not installed or maintained properly, they can cause electrical fires, electrocutions, and other serious accidents.
Improper Storage of Flammable Materials
Improper storage of flammable materials is another common cause of fires and explosions. Gasoline, propane, and other flammable materials should be stored in a cool, dry place away from sources of heat and ignition. When these materials are stored improperly by a gas station or other business, they can ignite, with disastrous consequences.
Negligent Maintenance of Gas Lines and Appliances
Gas leaks are a leading cause of explosions in the United States. Gas leaks can be caused by corrosion, wear and tear, lack of maintenance, or improper installation of gas lines or gas-powered appliances.
Chemical Plant Accidents
Chemical plant accidents are another common cause of fires and explosions, and they are often among the most catastrophic. A chemical plant fire or explosion can occur due to equipment failure, human error, improper safety measures, or lack of maintenance and training.
Negligent Construction and Renovation
Regulatory codes are in place to ensure that buildings are constructed safely and to prevent fires and other accidents. For homeowners and their neighbors, negligent building construction or renovation can be a disaster waiting to happen.
If you or a loved one has been affected by a fire or explosion resulting from negligence, the Roach Law Firm’s fire and explosion lawyers are here to help. We understand the physical, emotional, and financial toll that these incidents can take on you and your families. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation and learn how we can help you pursue justice and compensation.