Both federal and state law requires pipeline companies to conduct regular inspections of their pipelines, searching for leaks, ruptures and other defects. When pipeline companies cut corners and fail to comply with the law, it can lead to pipeline explosions that cause catastrophic injury, property damage and environmental harm.
At The Callahan Law Firm, we represent people who have been injured in pipeline explosions and other accidents. We have obtained multimillion dollar-settlements and jury awards for people who have suffered serious injuries and those who have lost loved ones in fatal accidents.
To request a free, informative case evaluation with a Texas pipeline explosions lawyer, please call or e-mail us today.
The Causes of Pipeline Accidents
Pipeline accidents can occur for a number of reasons, and are often due to the pipes and pipeline components such as flanges and valves being old and poorly maintained. Many pipelines in Texas and throughout the United States have been in use for half a century or more and are showing the signs of wear. It is the responsibility of the pipeline companies to inspect, maintain and repair their pipelines, but, all too often, they fail to do so.
Failure to repair leaks, ruptures and other defects leaves pipelines unsafe and people vulnerable. Use of defective parts may also contribute to pipeline explosions. In handling pipeline accident cases, we use our extensive investigative resources to uncover the facts and identify liable parties.
How We Can Help
Pipeline accidents can result in catastrophic injuries and wrongful death. They can also cause extensive property damage and lead to soil and water contamination. In representing our clients, we seek to assess the full extent of the damages these accidents inflict, including physical injuries, property damage, emotional hardship and financial loss. Pipeline accidents can result in serious burn injuries and, all too often, wrongful death. We work to ensure our clients obtain full and fair compensation for the losses they have suffered.
Texas Pipeline Accident Lawyers
If you or a loved one has been injured in a pipeline explosion, we encourage you to contact our offices to talk about your legal options.
Your initial case evaluation is always free of charge, and we handle pipeline accident injury cases on a contingency fee basis. That means that we don’t get paid unless and until you get a settlement or jury award.
Call 888-224-7020 or send us an e-mail to schedule a free initial consultation with an experienced Texas pipeline accident attorney.