Chicago Gas Fires And Explosions Injury Attorney
Cook County Personal Injury Lawyer
Product Liability Claims Representation in Illinois Since 1996
Few product liability accidents cause more damage and injury than gas and propane explosions. And, because gas is used as power in many settings, explosions can occur in homes, factories, summer cabins and almost any other residential, commercial or industrial setting.
At The Jasmer Law Firm, we have handled dozens of personal injury cases involving dangerous products, including injuries resulting from natural and propane gas fires and explosions.
A Recent Case Illustrates Our Effectiveness in Litigating Gas Fire and Explosion-Related Injury and Death Claims
Several years ago our client arrived at his cabin in northern Wisconsin. He smelled something odd but was unfamiliar with the odor of propane gas. The cabin was destroyed in a propane explosion from leaked propane gas after our client lit a candle to investigate the odd odor. Our client was severely burned. We took several steps that helped us succeed in helping our client:
- We investigated the case thoroughly and discovered that the local gas company failed in its duty to inspect the inside of the cabin following the recent replacement of a gas stove.
- We worked diligently and successfully to prevent the case's transfer from Illinois to a court in northern Wisconsin. We believed that northern Wisconsin jury members would be unsympathetic to our client because they would expect our client to recognize the smell of propane, which is heavily used in that area.
- We also hired key expert witnesses, including an odorant expert.
Our representation resulted in a $30 million settlement. Equally important, we provided support and encouragement throughout the process. This empowered our client to overcome thoughts of suicide and become someone who now talk to other burn victims about how to deal with their injuries, no matter how catastrophic.
For more information regarding our firm and your rights following a product liability accident and injuries or wrongful death, contact our office.
The Jasmer Law Firm offers free initial consultations, is available for evening and weekend appointments and can come to your hospital or home if needed. We handle all cases on a contingency fee basis and are conveniently located in downtown Chicago across from City Hall and the Daley Center Courthouse. We don't collect attorney fees unless we obtain monetary compensation for you. To contact attorney David Jasmer, call 312-386-7011 or 866-920-6021.