The Explosion Trauma
Explosions wreak serious injury on victims. Blast injuries can result from mining and industrial explosions, gas leaks in the home, combat or terrorist attacks. Explosions are not limited to military or terror situations. Work environments that deal in flammable or explosive substances pose high risk for blast injury every day. Blast injuries can occur with the detonation of high-order explosives (HE), explosives that produce a supersonic over-pressurization shock wave, as well as low order explosives (LE) that produce a subsonic explosion with no over-pressurization wave. Blast injuries are compounded when the explosion takes place in a confined space.
What Explosion Lawyers Understand
Because explosion injuries vary widely, specialized legal and medical knowledge is required to help victims to the highest possible degree. As such the choice of a good explosion lawyer is highly important. Explosions cause four main categories of injury:
- Primary: (caused by the blast wave from the explosion) Primary blast injuries affect human gas-filled tissue, such as lungs, gastrointestinal tract and ear.
- Secondary: (resulting from flying objects, debris and bomb fragments) Many eye injuries occur that are not evident for weeks or months to come.
- Tertiary: (caused by high-energy explosions, which propel victims through the air to strike other objects) Common tertiary blast injuries include fractures, traumatic amputation, and open and closed brain injuries.
- Quaternary: (includes all other explosion-related injuries, illnesses, or diseases) This category also includes exacerbation or complications of existing conditions, including include burn, crush, asthma, angina and Hyperglycemia.
If you or a loved one is the victim of an explosion, you need the help of an experienced, qualified explosion lawyer to help you recover damages from physical and emotional pain, to help you understand the highly-technical aspects of the explosion’s cause and when appropriate, to deal with large corporate legal departments or the complications of multiple claimant groups.
Chad Pinkerton: The Champion Explosion Lawyer
Explosions cause complex, painful injuries, and often death. To obtain a fair settlement for you after an explosion, your explosion lawyer will need to handle insurance companies and their attorneys, complex medical and legal issues and, depending on the circumstances of the explosion, large corporations. During the difficult and confusing time that follows any type of explosion, Chad Pinkerton can protect your interests. He has recovered millions of dollars in damages. His background in medicine and expertise in the courtroom ensure that he communicates clearly with insurance agents, stands firm against opposing counsel, and deftly cross-examines experts at trial. Pinkerton explosion lawyers have the knowledge and experience to make the jury care about your pain and suffering and feel empowered to do something about it.