According to national statistics, more than approximately 900 explosive accidents are reported in the United States every year. Explosions can occur in a variety of settings, including industrial plants, oil rigs, manufacturing facilities, construction sites, and personal residences. Most victims are shocked to find out that the explosion could have been prevented if one or more individuals had taken basic precautions. Due to the fact that many explosion accidents are preventable, victims normally choose litigation in order to seek compensation for their injuries.
Litigating an explosion case is a challenging and complex task. In every explosion case, an attorney representing the victim must take care to identify the proper defendants. In some explosion cases, a large corporate entity or business may be liable for the explosion. In this instance, the corporation must be named as a defendant in a lawsuit.
Going up against a large corporation is not for the faint of heart. Attorneys who litigate against major companies face many challenges to successfully winning their cases. However, certain things experienced attorneys can do to defeat large companies and hold them responsible when it is appropriate to do so.
Here at Burg Simpson, our national explosion accident lawyers have routinely fought major corporations when they were negligent and caused injuries to our clients. Here we will look at some of the challenges faced by attorneys in these cases.
Liability for the Explosion
A large company is usually motivated by profit. The existence of the company depends on whether it makes money or not. Lawsuits against companies are not usually a profitable experience. A corporation knows that it faces millions of dollars of potential legal liability if it is found responsible for the blast. The thought of this leads the corporation to look for ways to avoid responsibility.
In an explosion accident case, the corporation’s first line of defense is usually to deny liability for the incident. Through its insurance company, it may try to place the blame on other individuals. When this happens, it is necessary to investigate the explosion and its cause thoroughly. An attorney fighting a large corporation must first conduct a complete examination of the facts of the explosion. This includes consultation with experts and studying all aspects of the investigation.
Once a thorough report has been completed, it can be used to show the company how they were legally responsible for the explosion. Having solid documentation makes it more difficult for them to deny their liability for injuries caused by the blast.
Costly Explosion Accident Litigation
It is no secret that explosion accident litigation can be a long and arduous process. From initial pre-trial discovery to motions and eventually a trial, explosion cases take a tremendous amount of time and resources to properly prepare. Unfortunately for many accident victims, large corporations typically have more time and money than the average explosion accident plaintiff.
Major companies typically hire large law firms to represent them. The law firm may have multiple attorneys and support staff assigned to the case at any given time. Corporations may have an endless budget for litigation and are often well-prepared for a long and drawn-out fight. The goal of many companies in litigation is to simply outspend victims in an attempt to get them to give up the case and settle for a smaller amount.
Fighting with limited resources can place victims in a bad position. While they may have a good case, the victim or their attorney may simply not have the means to take the matter all the way through to its appropriate conclusion. This can lead to an inadequate settlement.
Here at Burg Simpson, our firm has experience fighting large corporations in litigation. We are well-prepared to handle the challenges that come with well-resourced defendants. When we take an explosion case, we know there will be a fight. Our firm will not give up simply because the other side has more attorneys. We will see your case all the way through to its conclusion.
Lack of Cooperation
When fighting a big company, you can expect that they will not play fair or cooperate with your case. The company will use every strategy and tactic that it can in order to avoid responsibility. This can become frustrating for victims who are only interested in compensation for their injuries.
Having an attorney who understands common strategies employed by major companies can make a major difference. Explosion accident litigation is complex and has many potential pitfalls for an inexperienced legal team. When a corporation refuses to cooperate, it is up to your attorney to obtain the information they need in the most efficient way possible.
Our attorneys will ensure we receive full disclosure regardless of whether the other side is interested in cooperation. We will use every tool at our disposal in order to help get you the compensation that you deserve.
Nationwide Explosion Accident Lawyers
At Burg Simpson, we are here to help during your time of need. Many people feel intimidated when they learn that a large corporation is on the other side of their case. They may believe that there is no way they can win against such a powerful entity. Our firm is not intimidated by these companies, and we routinely litigate against them in order to achieve success for our clients. We will always fight for you every step of the way, regardless of who is on the other side.
Our firm stands ready to assist you at any time. We always offer free consultations and case evaluations for all potential and prospective clients. When we meet with you, we will explore the facts of your case and help to formulate a successful plan to help you move forward. We handle cases on a contingency fee basis, so there is no fee until we obtain a recovery on your behalf. To schedule your time to speak with a United States explosion accident attorney, please reach out to us using our online intake form or give us a call at (866) 696-1750.