Chapmanville, WV asked in Personal Injury, Products Liability and Energy, Oil and Gas for West Virginia

Q: For Mother’s Day we had a cookout, but after starting the grill and while I was cooking it blew up in my face burning me

I got first degree burns to my face and neck, it burnt off my eyelashes and eyebrows, and has messed with my vision

2 Lawyer Answers
D. Michael Burke Esq
D. Michael Burke Esq
Answered

A: This can be a very complicated case, and costly, too. What exactly blew up? Did the grill malfunction? Was the grill well maintained? Was it a gas grill--and did the propane tank explode? Did a connection leak?

All of these questions must be answered to determine who was at fault. But the most critical issue in a case of this sort is: how severe were the injuries? was hospitalization required? How much are the medical bills? Will you require plastic surgery?

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
Answered
  • Products Liability Lawyer
  • Wyomissing, PA

A: Contact a member of the W.Va. Trial Lawyers Assn that handles product cases--they give free consults. If the problem was poor maintenance that would mean suing the owner.

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