Providing Comprehensive Services For Burn Victims
Explosions and fires typically lead to severe injuries, huge medical bills, and many years of rehabilitation and ongoing care. In the worst instances, these accidents can lead to the loss of a loved one. While every situation involving fires and explosions is unique, what remains constant is that you need an experienced, local law firm to help you navigate the legal system when you bring a claim for your burn injuries or loss.
McGrady & McGrady, PLLC, is exactly this type of firm. We are a family-run firm with deep roots in Carroll County and the surrounding area, and have over 75 years of combined legal experience. We are trial attorneys and prepare every case as though it will be tried in front of a jury. This intensive preparation has allowed us to reach many favorable verdicts and settlements for clients in the more than 45 years since we conducted our first trial in 1973.
Causes Of Explosions And Fires In Virginia
There is a wide range of situations that can lead to fires and explosions. Many times, the hazardous situations are the result of someone’s carelessness, recklessness or negligence. Common causes of explosions and fires include:
- Coal dust
- Gasoline containers
- Propane and natural gas storage tanks
- Unsafe electrical configurations and wiring
Dust Fires And Explosions
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), dust explosions are also a common type of injury-causing accident. In these situations, large amounts of combustible dust particles come together and explode when rapidly exposed to an open heat source. The ignition of these particles, when it occurs indoors in a condensed space, can lead to an explosion that can cause life-changing injuries or death.
Explosions of this nature can happen almost anywhere, but have traditionally occurred in manufacturing settings. Locations that have historically been susceptible to dust explosions include:
- Coal mines
- Paper and wood mills
- Metal processing plants
- Textile mills
- Pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities
- Sugar plants
Our Carroll County explosion accident lawyers will hold any negligent or reckless party accountable for your injuries or wrongful death. All too often, this means that both an individual and his or her employer are liable. This stems from the individual’s actions and the company’s recklessness, such as that leading to ineffective evacuation plans or blocked exits.
Work With Dedicated, Accessible Lawyers
Our office is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. We want our clients to have access to a lawyer when they need it most, so we are also available by appointment outside of these hours. We pride ourselves on returning messages, in most cases, on the same day.