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Natural Gas Explosion Lawyer

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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 Lawyer

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.

Natural Gas Explosion Lawyer

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

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 Explosion Lawyer

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.