If you or someone that you care about has been injured in a grilling explosion, fire, or other incident associated with grilling, the personal injury attorneys at The Sessions Law Firm may be able to help.
LIQUEFIED PETROLEUM GAS EXPLOSION INJURIES
The liquefied petroleum industry spent considerable amounts of money lobbying for the immunity provisions in O.C.G.A. 51-1-51. Fortunately, in a lot of cases, there is still considerable grounds for liability if appropriate steps are taken early on. Always make sure that a qualified personal injury attorney undertakes a thorough investigation as early as possible. Pictures are essential.
(a) As used in this Code section, the term:
(1) “Liquefied petroleum gas equipment” means a liquefied petroleum gas appliance or liquefied petroleum gas equipment.
(2) “Liquefied petroleum gas provider” means any person or entity engaged in the business of supplying, handling, transporting, or selling at retail liquefied petroleum gas in this state.
(b) A liquefied petroleum gas provider shall be immune from civil liability if the proximate cause of the injury or damages was:
(1) An alteration, modification, or repair of liquefied petroleum gas equipment that could not have been discovered by the liquefied petroleum gas provider in the exercise of reasonable care; or
(2) The use of liquefied petroleum gas equipment in a manner or for a purpose other than that for which the liquefied petroleum gas equipment was intended to be used or for which could reasonably have been foreseen, provided that the liquefied petroleum gas provider or the manufacturer of the liquefied petroleum gas equipment has taken reasonable steps to warn the ultimate consumer of the hazards associated with foreseeable misuses of the liquefied petroleum gas equipment.
(c) Nothing in this Code section shall be construed as affecting, modifying, or eliminating the liability of a manufacturer of liquefied petroleum gas equipment or its employees or agents under any legal claim, including but not limited to product liability claims.
(d) This Code section shall apply to any cause of action arising on or after July 1, 2005.
Another frequent source of injuries from grilling are grills that collapse. The collapse of a grill can result in the weight of the grill falling on the person or it can result in coals burning the person. Either way, the injuries resulting from a grill collapse can be significant.
The Sessions Law Firm, LLC
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Macon, GA 31201
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