New Jersey Gas Pipeline Accident Injury Lawyer

Every year there are  numerous major pipeline accidents resulting property damage, fatalities and extensive injuries.  Many of the survivors of such accidents are left with severe injuries including extensive burn injuries.  Unfortunately, many of these accidents could have been avoided if the pipeline owner or gas company complied with necessary safety regulations.  The Federal Emergency Regulatory Commission (FERC) requires pipeline operators to conduct regular inspections of pipelines.  These inspections are supposed to detect leaks and defects within the pipeline.  The operators are then required to submit reports to the FERC.
If you or a loved one has suffered a serious injury as a result of a pipeline accident, please contact a New Jersey Pipeline Explosion Attorney.

New Jersey Propane Tank Explosion Lawyer

Propane tanks are a common source of heating fuel and are also used in most backyard gas grills.  However, propane tanks can be hazardous if handled improperly or if the tank is defective. If an explosion occurs due to a leak the manufacturer or the filler may be liable and you should contact a New Jersey Propane Tank Accident Attorney.

Propane Tank Safety

If you have a propane tank in your home, there are several things your should know:
  • Never leave a tank inside a vehicle
  • Only trained professionals should fill a propane tank
  • Never attempt to repair your propane tank
  • When transporting, always secure the tank in the upright position, valve closed,  valve opening is plugged or capped, and windows open to provide ventilation in case the tank your are transporting leaks
  • Store propane tanks outdoors, upright and off the ground on a base that will not burn
  • Don’t store a spare tank too close to a grill or any other object that can expose it to very high temperatures
  • Never store a propane tank indoors, including inside your garage and basement
  • Do not smoke near your propane tank
  • Before lighting your grill, always check your tank for dents, rust or leaks
  • Never use a lighter or matches to check for gas leaks
  • If you detect a gas leak, contact your local fire department immediately
Following these precautions can help minimize the risk of a propane tank accident.  If you or a loved one has suffered a serious injury as a result of a pipeline accident, please contact a New Jersey Propane Tank Explosion Attorney.  Mr. Mendelsohn will review your injury claim for free, and represent you on a contingent fee basis, which means you don’t have to pay any attorney fees unless you recover on your claim. We’ll fight to ensure that you and your family are fully compensated.