Injuries Due to Boiler Explosions

Boiler Explosions | Personal Injury Lawyers

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Boilers are common industrial appliances that can produce heat, hot water, or steam, and are used for a number of domestic applications. Boilers are also often used to power trains, ships, and boats. Despite their usefulness, boilers do explode and such explosions can cause serious amounts of damage to both individuals and property.

Boilers under extreme pressure or leaking gas that is ignited can result in horrendous explosions. Common explosion injuries include severe burns, head trauma, blindness, and amputation. Explosions may even result in death. If you have been injured in a boiler accident due to the negligence of another party, our Morristown personal injury lawyers at The Terry Law Firm can take your case and aggressively fight for the full and fair amount of compensation you are entitled to.

Some of the common causes of boiler explosion accidents include:

  • Defectively made boilers
  • Improperly installed boilers
  • Improperly maintained boilers

Product Liability Lawsuits

By filing a product liability lawsuit, the parties along the chain of manufacture of a defective product are liable for damage caused by that product. This includes the manufacturer, the distributor, and the seller. Negligent installation or maintenance can result in a lawsuit against services or technicians.

Our Morristown personal injury attorneys of The Terry Law Firm in Morristown will thoroughly investigate the circumstances of any explosion and pursue a claim against all responsible parties.

Free Initial Consultations

We understand the legal and financial needs of explosion survivors as well as those who have lost their loved one in an explosion. Our firm has secured significant financial compensation for victims of explosions as well as their families.

If you or someone you love has been injured or killed due to a boiler explosion, please contact us today at (423) 586-5800 and schedule a free initial consultation.

Personal Injury

What is the Statute of Limitations in Tennessee for Personal Injury Claims?

Tennessee is very unique in that the statute of limitations in Tennessee is much shorter than in other states. The statute of limitations for personal injury cases in Tennessee is generally one (1) year. There are exceptions to the one (1) year statute of limitations. 

In Tennessee, one exception to the statute of limitations is the discovery rule. The statute of limitations in Tennessee does not start to run until a person knows or should have known about an injury. 

There is currently a provision in the Tennessee Code regarding extending the statute of limitations where persons have criminal charges brought against them and they caused or contributed to an injury. In these cases, it is possible that the statute of limitations may be extended to two (2) years. At this stage, there has been no ruling from the Tennessee Supreme Court on exactly how this statute should be interpreted; therefore, we recommend filing cases within one (1) year.

The statute of limitations in property damage cases in Tennessee is three (3) years and the statute of limitations for a breach of contract in Tennessee is six (6) years. It is important to note that breach of implied warranty of merchantability, which are theories that are often used in product liability cases, carries a six (6) statute of limitations.

What is a Contingency Fee?

At The Terry Law Firm, clients are welcome to come to our Morristown office, our Sevierville office, or our Greeneville office for a free consultation. This is true for virtually any type of case. 

In personal injury cases, in particular, The Terry Law Firm works on a contingency fee basis which means that The Terry Law Firm does not receive any compensation, nor are you required to pay anything, unless we are successful on your behalf. 

Our general fee in personal injury cases (like most firms) is one-third (1/3). The Terry Law Firm advances all costs and expenses in the case until the matter is resolved. If we are not successful for a client in a personal injury case, then they are not required to pay anything. 

Can The Terry Law Firm Help If I Was in an Accident in Another State?

The Terry Law Firm regularly handles cases for clients who have been involved in out-of-state accidents. We have handled cases as far west as West Texas and South Dakota. We have had cases in eastern North Carolina, Virginia, and Florida. It is a regular part of The Terry Law Firm’s business to handle cases outside of Tennessee.

Handling a case outside of Tennessee does not cost the client any more than it would if we were handling a case in Tennessee. In fact, the client will likely notice very little difference in a case handled outside of the state versus one handled in the State of Tennessee.