Irvine Explosion Injury Lawyer
An explosion is a devastating event that can cause extreme destruction and catastrophic wounds to anyone caught in the blast. While most explosion-related injuries affect soldiers in active combat, some individuals may suffer explosion injuries in the home, at work, or in the course of a traumatic accident such as a car accident or airplane crash. If these incidents happen because of negligence, any injured parties can secure compensation for their losses through personal injury claims. If an explosion caused by negligence claims a victim’s life, the deceased person’s loved ones may pursue a wrongful death claim for compensation instead.
The explosion injury attorneys at Bentley & More, LLP understand that explosion accidents involve catastrophic injuries and significant loss to victims, and we aim to provide comprehensive and compassionate legal representation to every one of our clients. After suffering explosion injuries in Anaheim, Santa Ana, Irvine or the rest of Orange County, potential clients can reach out to our firm for assistance building their claims. It’s essential to understand how the claims process works if plaintiffs wish to secure compensation for their losses.
Proving Negligence in Personal Injury Claims
If an explosion happens due to negligence, a victim can sue the responsible party for the resulting damages. Proving negligence hinges on the plaintiff’s ability to demonstrate four things in court:
- Duty. The plaintiff must prove the defendant owed the plaintiff a duty of care in the situation in question.
- Breach. The plaintiff must then demonstrate how the defendant breached this duty of care.
- Cause in fact. The plaintiff may only sue for the damages directly resulting from the defendant’s negligence. The plaintiff must prove his or her damages were the results of the defendant’s breach of duty and not some other cause.
- Damages. In most explosion lawsuits, the damages will be very apparent. Plaintiffs may only sue if they suffer injury or some other measurable economic loss.
Product Liability Claims and Explosions
Some consumer products, such as electronic cigarettes, hover-boards, and electronic devices, can explode and cause serious injuries. When a defective product causes an explosion and damage, the plaintiff does not need to prove the manufacturer was negligent – only that the product in question was defective and the defect caused the plaintiff’s damages. Products can be defective by design, meaning every unit shares the same inherent flaw. Others may be defective due to manufacturing or assembly issues. Still others may be defective due to the manufacturer’s failure to provide complete instructions for use or adequate safety warnings.
Finding the Right Explosion Injury Attorney
Explosion victims often suffer catastrophic injuries including burns, broken bones, traumatic brain injuries, and other medical complications caused by the concussive force of a blast. These injuries often lead to significant medical bills, pain and suffering, missed time from work, and a very high chance of permanent disability. It’s essential for explosion injury victims to secure reliable legal representation from a practiced attorney.
The team at Bentley & More, LLP has secured millions in damages for clients in Orange County and has helped clients in unprecedented product liability cases for exploding products and other types of explosions. Anyone in Santa Ana, Irvine, Anaheim, or elsewhere in Orange County can reach out to our firm to schedule a FREE case evaluation for your explosion injury.