More and more buses, delivery vehicles, big rigs, and other vehicles are using compressed natural gas (CNG). There are many reasons for this change, including the fact that this fuel is cheaper and more environmentally friendly than gasoline. It’s generally true that new CNG vehicles are safe, but unfortunately as they continue aging they can become much less so.
The older a CNG vehicle is, the more likely it is to suffer an explosion. CNG explosions can happen with no notice and they can be devastating. They can cause serious injuries and can even result in death for the driver and any passengers – not to mention rescue people and bystanders. When these explosions happen, burn injuries, fractures, and additional injuries from debris are not uncommon.
Get the help you need if you’ve been injured in or lost a loved one to a CNG accident
At The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker we have experience with wrongful death cases and personal injury cases relating to CNG accidents. The evidence required to establish cause and negligence in a CNG tank explosion is technical and requires specialized legal assistance.
Consider this example: A tank was in good shape but exploded upon collision with another vehicle. The other vehicle was at fault for the collision. Does that mean they’re at fault for any injuries? Not necessarily. If the tank was past its expiration date, or if the CNG vehicle was worn out, or there was other negligent maintenance that led to the explosion, then the owner or the operator of the vehicle could be responsible for injuries even if not responsible for the collision itself.
This is just one of the complications that can arise with these accidents but it’s a good example of why you should work with an experienced attorney who’s worked with these or similar cases in the past. You can count on The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker to fight for the maximum damages you’re entitled to.
It’s not as expensive to hire an experienced attorney as you may think
One of the reasons that people often take the first offer from an insurance company rather than work with a personal injury attorney is because they assume they can’t afford an attorney. This isn’t true. The fact of the matter is that we offer entirely risk-free representation. In fact, you don’t owe us a single dollar if we don’t win your case.
This risk-free option begins with your first call. All you have to do is reach out to The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker by calling 800-333-0000. We will go over the basics of your case and offer you our best advice on how you can move forward. If we take your case, we will take it on a contingency basis – which means you don’t pay us anything unless we get a settlement or jury award. This gives us as much incentive as you have to win your case. Call today to get started.