Pipeline Explosion Injury Attorneys
There are more than 58,000 miles of oil and gas pipelines running across Texas. If you were to view a map of those pipelines, there is a good chance that you would find that you live or work directly on top of one.
Oil and natural gas pipelines always pose some level of risk. Great care has to be taken when working around them. As the oil and natural gas industry continues to expand in our area, construction workers have an increased likelihood of encountering pipelines. When construction is occurring, those workers rely on maps that show them where pipelines they need to avoid are located. If those maps are wrong or a mistake is made during excavation or some other stage of construction, the risk of a pipeline being damaged and an explosion occurring is very real.
The injuries from pipeline explosions can be catastrophic. If you have been injured by an oil or natural gas pipeline explosion, whether as a pipeline worker, construction worker, nearby resident or passerby, you deserve to be compensated for the injuries you have suffered.
Pipelines are efficient and effective when properly operated, inspected and maintained. As pipelines age, they become less effective in their ability to stand up to the high pressures that are exerted upon them. Some of the original Texas pipelines were installed during the Great Depression, and it has been known for decades that many of these lines may require maintenance or replacement.
For advice and representation concerning a pipeline injury claim, call Ted B. Lyon & Associates at 866-503-4864.
Holding Owners And Operators Accountable For Pipeline Accidents
Replacing a pipeline can cost more than $1 million per mile. Many owners and operators have been extremely neglectful of pipeline maintenance, and some pipelines are at serious risk of failure. If a pipeline ruptures, it can result in a dangerous explosion that has the potential to cause serious or even fatal injuries to innocent people.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a pipeline explosion accident, it is important that you seek the advice of a qualified Texas lawyer. The pipeline explosion injury attorneys at The Law Firm of Ted B. Lyon & Associates have extensive experience with these matters. We have represented clients throughout The Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex and across the state in a wide variety of these cases, including those arising from the following:
- Failure to properly mark pipeline locations
- Metal fatigue and pipeline corrosion
- Improper maintenance of distribution lines
- Gas leaks and explosions
- Improper installation of pipelines
- Defective pipeline parts
- Inadequate safety practices and training
Many of the cases we handle involve serious burn injuries and disfigurement and wrongful death. No matter what type of injury you may have suffered, you can rely on us to pursue every available option in an effort to secure a favorable outcome on your behalf.
Contact Our Firm About Your Injury Claim
Contact our office in Mesquite and serving Midland and the surrounding areas to schedule a free initial consultation regarding your oil and gas pipeline explosion injuries. You can reach us by phone at 866-503-4864 or send us an email by completing our online intake form.
Every pipeline explosion case we accept is handled on a contingency fee basis. You will not be required to pay any attorney fees unless we obtain compensation for you.