Natural Gas Explosion Lawyer
Our law firm handles serious injury, catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases caused by everything from trucking crashes to defective medical devices. This includes years of litigation experience handling natural gas explosion cases.
There are few lawyers in the United States with experience handling natural gas explosion cases, and even fewer who have gone to trial on behalf of a person injured in a natural gas explosion. But if you or a loved one has been injured in a natural gas explosion, or by a defective product that resulted in a natural gas explosion, you need a lawyer with experience in this area of law.
Natural gas explosion cases are not like a normal personal injury case because they are highly complex, involve defective construction or devices that must be investigated, and are often fought by billion-dollar companies who are trying to avoid responsiblity for your injuries. Our law firm is one of few in Oregon to handle a natural gas explosion cases - most notably several injury cases arising from the natural gas explosion that destroyed NW 23rd and NW Glisan, causing injuries to many people in the blocks around the explosion site. We are also working on the Shearer’s Foods boiler explosion case in Hermiston Oregon.
Natural Gas Explosion Lawsuit
Natural gas explosions are rare. Given the high likelihood of deaths and injuries, natural gas is highly regulated by federal and state laws. Natural gas is considered inherently dangerous, and negligence or reckless conduct around natural gas, natural gas pipelines or natural fueled products, demonstrates a disregard for human safety. Both state and federal law provide strict policies and procedures to prevent explosions and harm to the public. Since natural gas explosions are so rare, very few lawyers have experience handling the legal or medical issues involved in injury cases caused by natural gas explosions.
Injuries from a natural gas explosion:
Blast force injuries are not like normal traumatic injuries. Common injuries include traumatic brain injuries and inner ear injuries, but can also include internal organ damage. That said, these injuries often present differently in terms of symptoms than traumatic brain injuries caused by something like a car crash or trucking collision. People injured by natural gas explosions should hire an experienced natural gas explosion lawyer that understands these injuries and the likelihood of long-term consequences for survivors.
Natural Gas Explosion Lawyer
Our lawyer, Aaron DeShaw, is a retired doctor and lectures nationally to both doctors and lawyers on traumatic brain injuries, inner ear injuries and spinal injuries. Our medical literature database used in our trials includes hundreds of medical journal articles and textbooks on the injuries most common in natural gas explosion cases. Given our history of being a natural gas explosion lawyer, our database also includes specific medical and scientific articles on the nature, severity and permanency of injuries caused by blast forces like natural gas explosions. Given his experience as both a doctor and lawyer in serious injury cases, DeShaw has been named to Super Lawyers in multiple years, and has recently been nominated for the American Board of Trial Advocates - one of few plaintiff lawyers in Oregon to achieve that prestigious professional achievement.
Natural Gas Litigation and Trial:
Our firm has handled natural gas explosion cases through trial including how to fight common defenses used in these cases, the improper use of governmental investigation reports to avoid responsibility, as well as the cross examinations against expert witnesses working on behalf of natural gas contractors and their insurance companies, including natural gas safety standard witnesses, biomechanics and architecture witnesses, and a variety of medical witnesses including experts on traumatic brain injury, traumatic inner ear injury and spinal injuries resulting from blast forces.
If you or a loved one wishes to seek legal representation from a natural gas explosion lawyer, please contact us online, call us at (503) 227-1233.