The Dangers of Natural Gas in the Home
Using natural gas in your home can be very beneficial: it is more efficient than electricity, coming at cheaper cost, while getting more work done. However, gas does have some dangers associated with it. Natural gas is highly flammable and sometimes undetectable to the everyday person. This can lead to fires or even explosions in the home, causing thousands of dollars of damage.
Home Explosion in Dallas, Texas in February 2018
Natural gas is believed to be the related to a recent explosion at a home in Dallas. Current reports indicate that one person was tragically killed and others severely injured. Neighbors have evacuated their homes, while the city and the gas company look into the problem. Initial reports indicate that the explosion occurred near a gas heater in the house.
According to NBC DFW, the explosion prompted the evacuation of over 700 students from nearby Stephen C. Foster Elementary School.
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What to do if you have damage from a natural gas explosion/fire:
If you have suffered injuries or the loss of a loved one caused by a fire or explosion, it is important to know your rights.
Following a fire or an explosion, an investigation should be done to determine the cause of the incident. Depending on the cause, there may be several liability issues to address. For instance, faulty or leaking gas lines may implicate the utility company. If defective appliances contributed to the explosion, the sellers and manufacturers may be liable. These are complicated liability issues that should be discussed with your attorney.
Should you have damage from a fire or explosion that is caused by natural gas, contact your attorney to work through investigation and discuss your course of action.