Jan 20, 2019

Underground Vault Explosions & Car Accidents

An abstract industrial electrical vault cellar.
An abstract industrial electrical vault cellar.

There are many ways for drivers to get into accidents. Thousands of collisions occur each day on America's roads. True, some wrecks are due to negligent drivers. And some are due to terrible weather conditions. But occasionally bizarre issues remain to be considered.

Electrical Vault Explosion Car Accidents Are No Joke

Yes, it's true. This is no laughing matter. Such issues are more common than you might think. In April 2015, KTLA reported on an electrical vault explosion. Fortunately, this scary event caused no injuries.

But then ABC Los Angeles also said that a January 2015 explosion caused a car crash in Van Nuys.

  • That blast caused severe damage to the vehicle.
  • The driver remained unconscious for twenty minutes. 

Amazingly underground vault explosion accidents are not uncommon in California. After all, the Golden State has an aging and dilapidated electrical infrastructure.

What is the Explosion Risk to California Vehicle Drivers?

So statistically, what is the risk of getting blown up? Well, such explosions carry a massive risk for drivers. And don't think a future spark won't destroy a car.

  • In fact, that blast could leave you with severe injuries or even death.

Unfortunately, no statistics presently exist regarding car accidents caused by underground vault explosions. But the news media has reported on many.

What Is the Risk to the Population Generally?

Tragically, there are people who remain unprotected by a vehicle chassis. Underground electrical vaults could be right under your street or school crosswalk. So many are at risk for terrible burns or death from these events.

Examples of vault explosion victims include:

  • Pedestrians
  • Bicyclists
  • School crosswalk guards
  • Motorcyclists
  • Skaters
  • Joggers
  • Building occupants

And these above are just some of the potential victims. When an explosion takes place in a crowded city like L.A., it could lead to mass casualties.

Who Must Pay You For Your Vault Explosion Accident?

So now you wonder, who is at fault for these unintended blasts?

Well, for one:

  • If public agencies or private companies don't properly maintain these vaults, they remain liable for your injuries and damages.

This is because when an organization takes on the responsibility of handling such infrastructure, there is a clear need to keep the public from any potential harm. Without regular maintenance or construction, these agencies could be held responsible.

Hire a Trained Legal Expert for Your Underground Vault Explosion Car Crash

If you have been involved in a vault explosion accident, a skilled legal expert is your best bet. Michael Ehline has handled similar cases before. This car accident lawyer is experienced in protecting drivers. He has handled severe infrastructure accidents in the past. Ehline and his team will be able to determine who is responsible for these errors. So now they can empower you with the evidence you need to know how best to proceed.

Ehline Law offers free, no-pressure consultations and works on contingency. So we are not asking for any money unless we recover for you. We answer the phone or email 24/7. For more information, please contact us today.

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