Propane Explosion Accidents in East Tennessee

Propane Explosions | Personal Injury Lawyers

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Explosions caused by combustibles such as propane almost always result in highly catastrophic burn injuries or fatalities for victims of the accident. While propane may be easily accessible and commonly used at campfires and backyard barbecues, it is still a dangerous substance.

If you or a family member has been injured as the result of a propane explosion, contact one of our Morristown personal injury lawyers at The Terry Law Firm. We will advocate for your interests and make certain that you receive the compensation you deserve.

Our firm has significant experience representing victims suffering from serious burn injuries as the result of:

  • Propane accidents and explosions
  • Boiler explosions
  • Natural gas explosions
  • Motor vehicle accidents

Investigating the Cause & Getting You Expert Medical Treatment

Propane explosions can be caused by defective control valves, improper installation of a tank, over pressurized tanks and more. Our Morristown personal injury lawyers will immediately begin to thoroughly investigate every single aspect the accident to determine the cause so we can hold the appropriate parties accountable for their actions. In addition to this, we will help you get expert medical treatment from medical professionals who specialize in burn cases.

Making Consultations as Easy as Possible for Our Clients

Our Morristown burn accident attorneys have more than 50 years of combined experience in the field, and are well-aware of the fact that burn injuries can be severe enough to where you cannot leave the house or hospital. With this in mind, our firm provides free initial consultations, and can even come to your location, if necessary. We also make it as convenient as possible for our clients by meeting the demands of their busy schedules and providing appointments on both evenings and weekends.

To schedule your free consultation, please contact us at (423) 586-5800 today.

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.