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Injuries Caused by Explosions

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The explosion on Christmas Day in downtown Nashville thankfully resulted in no loss of life, but the blast did injure three people in the area. Explosions can cause a number of serious injuries to those in the vicinity, and when an explosion is caused by the negligent or reckless actions of another person they can be held liable for any injuries that result. At Mitch Grissim & Associates, our team is here to provide experienced legal assistance after an accident. To learn more, call or contact our office for a free case evaluation.

Common Injuries Caused by Explosion

Injuries caused by explosions are fairly unique compared to other types of injuries seen in accidents. Injury victims often suffer both penetrating and blunt force trauma injuries due to a combination of the blast, heat, and shrapnel caused by the blast. Some of the most common injuries seen in an explosion accident include the following:

  • Ruptured lung
  • Ear and eye ruptures
  • Abdominal injuries
  • Traumatic brain injury (concussion)
  • Penetrating shrapnel wounds
  • Bone fractures
  • Head and skull injuries
  • Burns
  • Asthma attacks and other breathing injuries
  • Crush injuries
  • Angina, and
  • Hypertension

Explosion accidents can cause other types of injuries, as well, and an experienced Tennessee personal injury attorney can review your claims to determine the proper amount of compensation in your case.

What Causes Explosion Accidents?

Explosion accidents happen more often than people realize and can occur almost anywhere. The most common place where explosion accidents happen is on a construction site, as many pieces of machinery, chemicals, and other items on a construction site can cause an explosion accident. Welding, electrical sparks, heavy equipment striking underground pipelines, and chemical spills can all lead to an explosion accident on a construction site.

Explosion accidents also happen in the home, with open flames and pilot lights being the leading causes of explosion accidents in a residential area. Cutting or drilling in the home during projects can also accidentally lead to an explosion if gases or flammable liquids are nearby.

Finally, an explosion accident can happen as a result of a car accident, especially those that occur at high speeds. The significant force and impact of a high speed car accident can ignite the gasoline and oil in a vehicle, which in turn causes an explosion after impact. Vehicle explosion accidents can injure those in the vehicle, in nearby cars, and anyone who comes to provide aid if the explosion is delayed. To learn more about where explosion accidents can occur, talk to an experienced personal injury attorney now.

Talk to Our Office Now

Explosion accidents are often devastating and traumatic, but you do not have to go through this time alone. If you or someone you know has been injured from an explosion accident on a construction site or in another incident, the knowledgeable Nashville personal injury attorneys at Mitch Grissim & Associates can help. Call the office or contact us today to schedule a free consultation of your case.

Resource:

cdc.gov/masstrauma/preparedness/primer.pdf

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