Gas and Pipeline Companies Must Be Safe and Responsible

Gas and pipeline explosions can cause great amounts of damage and bodily injuries, and in the majority of cases the explosions have not been able to be prevented by the affected victims.

Gas and pipeline explosions can cause great amounts of damage and bodily injuries, and in the majority of cases the explosions have not been able to be prevented by the affected victims. In contrast, it is the responsibility of the gas company to safely and properly install, as well as maintain, the pipelines they install. If the energy provider does not do this and an explosion results from this, then the gas company can be held completely responsible for the accident. In the same way, the energy company will be responsible for paying for any damage and bodily injury that their unwanted and unexpected explosion caused.

Who Is Responsible?

Typically the liable party would be the gas company because it is their responsibility to install and maintain their pipelines in a regular schedule. If the gas company does not do this, then they should be held responsible for any damage or gas leaks resulting from their negligence. Gas explosions can cause both physical and emotional pain for the victims involved. Completely recovering from the burns and similar injuries from a gas explosion can take several months and can be very expensive to treat.

Rules, regulations, and restrictions through the industry’s standards are imposed on gas and energy companies by the United States federal government, as well as the Railroad Commission of Texas. These regulations and rules are meant for the gas and energy companies to meet their responsibility to take the necessary care and precautions to avoid injuries from occurring.

Multiple Parties Can Be Held Responsible

In other cases, it may be possible for more than a single party to be held responsible for the explosion. For instance, the actual manufacturer of the pipeline can be held liable for a defect in a pipe’s design, or if the energy company did not fully adhere to safety and inspection standards. Regardless of where or not a gas explosion resulted from the failure to properly install, inspect, and maintain the product, if there was a defect in the product, or any other reason, personal injury attorneys will work hard with examiners to hold all of the responsible parties accountable for their actions.

It is important to remember that these gas companies are legally held to high standards to provide you and your family with the safety that is deserved. When energy companies fail to do their job, they potentially place innocent people and their families in danger of physical and emotional injuries. Gas pipelines only pose a danger when they are neglected and not thoroughly taken care of.

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