A gas grill propane explosion occurs more than most people realize; it has been estimated that over six thousand gas grills explode every year. Gas grills typically run off of liquid propane gas, a highly combustible substance that can ignite violently. Nothing can turn a fun summer barbeque into tragedy like a grill explosion. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a propane explosion, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your injuries and losses. Contact a burn injury lawyer for a free legal consultation and find out more about your options as a victim.
As the summer grilling season approaches, please be careful and be sure to inspect your gas grill before lighting it for the first time. Most people leave their propane tanks connected to their gas grills during the winter months. With changing temperatures the connections between the tanks, hoses, and gas elements can become loose or cracked and cause dangerous amounts of propane gas to leak from them. It is very important that all connections, hoses, tanks, and valves are thoroughly inspected and tightened before each use. Even a small amount of leaking propane can cause a violent propane explosion or fire and once a propane fire is started it is very difficult and dangerous to extinguish.
One of the leading causes of a propane explosion is a defective part on the tank or the grill. Tanks need to be recertified twelve years after they are manufactured, and then again every five years after that. Most propane exchange programs are good about ensuring that tanks are within their certification, but often when tanks are refilled at hardware stores, the certification dates are never checked. Defective grill parts or grills without proper warnings and instructions cause many propane accidents every year. If you believe that your grill or tank may be defective, have it inspected by a professional before attempting to light it. If you were seriously injured in a propane explosion, contact a Phoenix burn injury lawyer, you may be able to file a claim against the manufacturer of the defective part or against another responsible party such as the store that filled the tank or the company that serviced the grill. Any burn injury should be treated by medical professionals immediately. Should you become burned as a result of someone else’s negligence, contact a Phoenix personal injury lawyer to see if you may have a legitimate claim.
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