Environmental Pollutants - Gas Leaks
A gas leak is the escape of natural gas from an enclosure, such as a pipe or other form of containment. While natural gas is naturally odorless and colorless, traces of special compounds known as "mercaptans" are added so that consumers can smell and detect gas leaks. Should you detect or suspect a gas leak, leave the area immediately. Do not turn on any appliances or create fire or sparks for any reason, and contact your natural gas provider as soon as possible.
Gas leaks are divided into three categories. Grade 1 is assigned when a gas connection has been completely severed. Grade 2 means there is disruption, however not enough to cut off service "downstream" from the leak. A grade 3 leak is a slow trickle, usually associated with a bad fuse or corroded piping. Gas leak grades are not associated with safety risk, since there are variables which can make a grade 3 leak more dangerous than a grade 1 leak.
There are numerous regulations in place to protect you and your family from dangerous gas leaks and faulty gas delivery systems; a gas leak attorney knows your rights. Contacting our firm and speaking with one of our gas leak attorneys ensures that your privileges under the law are protected.
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury, illness or death, as the result of an environmental pollutant, such as a gas leak, and you believe the exposure was someone else's fault, call VanDerGinst Law at 1-866-843-7367 or click here for a FREE online case evaluation. The initial consultation is free of charge. If we agree to handle your gas leak case, we will work on a contingency fee basis, which means we get paid for our services only if, and when, there is a money recovery for you. In many cases a gas leak lawsuit must be filed before an applicable expiration date, known as a statute of limitations. Please call right away to ensure that you do not waive your right to possible compensation.