Whenever a fire occurs in a structure served by propane or natural gas the possibility exists that the cause of that fire may be attributed to a malfunction of gas appliances, equipment or piping located in the structure. In many cases leaks may exist after a fire when they did not exist before the fire. Even though those leaks may be minor, investigators that are unfamiliar with gas systems or the properties of the gas may determine that the leak started the fire. This can subsequently result in a lawsuit against a number of parties, including the propane gas company or natural gas utility.
Authors: Jay M. Freeman, Carol ChavezREQUEST FULL PUBLICATION