California Refinery Accident Lawyer
Helping Victims of Oil Refinery Accidents, Plant Explosions and Industrial Accidents in Los Angeles & Nationwide
Morris Law Firm pursues oil refinery fire and explosion cases with your needs in mind. If you or a loved one were in any type of oil refinery or chemical plant accident, whether you were working on the site or just happened to be nearby as a member of the public, we have the legal resources, the years of experience, and the trial-born skills to get you the compensation you deserve. Our Los Angeles-based personal injury lawyer is ready to take on insurance companies, corporate defense lawyers, plant operators, government officials, and anyone else who stands between you and your compensation for the harm you have suffered. We’ll fight to get you the damages you are owed for your medical expenses, loss of income, alterations to your lifestyle, and pain & suffering.
Fighting for You, Regardless of the Cause of the Refinery Accident
Oil refinery accidents can happen for any number of reasons, but one throughline remains: It’s almost always because someone made a mistake. Acts of God rarely lead to oil refinery explosions. Proper precautions prevent accidents, and when accidents do occur, proper training and safety measures keep the accident from becoming catastrophic or keep people from getting hurt. At the Morris Law Firm, we know how to investigate the circumstances of an oil refinery or chemical plant accident to determine what went wrong and how.
If you were a civilian who happened to be nearby the refinery when the accident occurred, and you were injured, you have the right to seek compensation from the refinery owners and/or operators. We’ll help you get the recovery you are owed after accidents caused by:
- Lack of proper training
- Poor maintenance and upkeep
- Cost-cutting measures such as skeleton crews or overly-long hours
- Aging pipelines and other equipment
- Defective industrial equipment and piping
Getting You the Compensation You Deserve
If you were injured in an accident involving a nearby oil refinery, you are entitled to compensation for the harm you and your family have suffered. Depending upon the nature and severity of your injuries, we’ll help you recover damages including:
- Past and future medical costs
- Lost wages
- Loss of future earning capacity/disability
- Property repair or replacement costs
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Wrongful death
Helping Families Recover After Oil Refinery Fatalities
If you lost a loved one to an oil fire or plant explosion, you may be entitled to wrongful death damages. In California, a wrongful death lawsuit can be brought by a representative of the decedent’s estate or by a surviving spouse or child. If there are no such parties, other relatives may bring a claim, depending upon the circumstances. Wrongful death lawsuits, as well as survivor lawsuits, have specific rules and allow for specific damages that vary based on the state and the person bringing the claim. Talk to an experienced California personal injury lawyer to find out if you have the right to bring a wrongful death claim after a fatal accident involving your loved one.
If you’ve been injured in a refinery accident, or if you’ve lost a loved one in an accident involving an oil and gas refinery, a chemical plant, or another industrial site in Los Angeles or Southern California, call the Morris Law Firm at 747-283-1144 for a free consultation. There’s never any fee until after we recover compensation for you.