Many individuals use propane tanks in their homes and businesses to power appliances and heaters. In some cases, these tanks are used when individuals live too far away from manufacturing plants to have natural gas lines installed in their homes.
When these tanks are poorly maintained or installed, they may be at greater risk for exploding. If you or someone you love suffered injuries after a propane tank explosion, contact the poor maintenance and installation lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at (414) 271-0900 to learn if you may be entitled to compensation to help with your injuries.
Since propane tanks are designed to store propane and shield it against heat and sparks, it is important that they are routinely inspected and maintained. Additionally, it is important that the tanks are properly installed to reduce explosion risks.
When propane tanks are not maintained, they have the potential to suffer from faults over time. Their safety release valves may fail or welds may weaken. This increases the risk of excessive heat or sparks entering the tank, which could ignite the gas and cause an explosion.
If the tank is poorly installed in the first place, though, it may shift rather than remain stationary. This could agitate the gas and make it more likely to explode.
Sadly, injuries resulting from propane tank explosions can be catastrophic. Individuals affected by propane tank explosions resulting from another party’s negligence may be entitled to financial compensation to help with recovery.
The poor maintenance and installation attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® may be able to help you if you were injured in a propane tank explosion. Contact us today at (414) 271-0900 for more information.