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Injured In An Alabama Explosion?


One of the most horrific ways that a person can be injured is to experience an explosion, but they happen more often than one might think. One of the most common situations in which an explosion can happen out of nowhere is an accident in the home, but they can occur in several other scenarios as well. If you are injured in a sudden explosion, the injuries you sustain can be long-lasting – and if the explosion was caused by the negligence of another person, it can feel as though you may never regain your health.

Your road to recovery does not have to be lonely. A Birmingham personal injury attorney from Goldasich, Vick & Fulk can represent your interests, and get you the money damages that can help keep you and your family afloat while you focus on physical recovery. We can help ensure that your rights are protected while your life hopefully returns to normal.

Causes & Effects

The average person may think that the likelihood of their being injured in an explosion would be quite unlikely, but it is more likely than they might think. For example, a common cause of explosions is flammable gasses, which can play a role in everything from building blasts to fuel tank explosions after auto accidents. Another particularly ubiquitous cause of blast-related injuries is fireworks or firework displays. Data from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) estimates that in 2022, approximately 10,200 injuries treated in emergency departments involved fireworks.

Regardless of immediate cause, explosion injuries can be severe. Depending where a person is in relation to the blast wave, their injuries can be classified from primary to ‘quaternary,’ with severity decreasing. Primary blast wave injuries include conditions like traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), ruptured eardrums, and various types of lung damage, while secondary, tertiary, and quaternary injuries are less life-changing, but still may be worth filing suit over, in order to seek damages.

Seeking Compensation

After such a serious incident, it may feel difficult or overwhelming to try and seek money damages for what you have been through; still, if you can establish that your injury was caused as a result of another person’s negligence, you have the right to recover. Depending on the specific nature of your case, there may be several different avenues by which you could pursue compensation. If your injury did not occur at work, the most common way of seeking damages is via a personal injury lawsuit.

One potential upside to filing a personal injury lawsuit is that unlike the workers’ compensation system, a personal injury lawsuit permits a plaintiff to seek both economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages are those which are more tangible, such as lost wages and medical bills, while non-economic damages are inchoate, such as pain and suffering. That said, Alabama is a contributory negligence state, which means that if a plaintiff is even 1 percent liable for their own injuries, they are barred from any recovery.

Our Attorneys Are Here To Help

If you have been injured in an explosion, the trauma and pain may make you feel too debilitated to seek damages. Our Birmingham explosion injury attorneys from Goldasich, Vick & Fulk can help to guide you through the legal process, and to shoulder the legal load while you prioritize your health. Contact our office today at (205) 731-2566 to schedule a consultation.



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