Gas & Explosions: Propane tank.

Maine Gas and Explosion Lawyers

Fighting for victims of propane and natural gas explosions

In 2013, two explosions in Maine, both of which leveled houses and could be felt miles away, put the public spotlight on the destructive potential of propane (LP gas).

While propane and natural gas are generally safe fuels for home and commercial heating and other applications, leaks and explosions have been on the rise in Maine and around the nation as the popularity of these fuels increases.

Gas and propane explosions can be the result of improper venting, defective gas connectors and control valves, leaking pipes, hoses and tanks, faulty installation, negligent maintenance, and other causes. Faulty propane tanks, gas meters, and barbecue grills are also common sources of explosions.

We have been holding corporations accountable and standing up for injured Mainers for more than 100 years. No other firm will work harder, and none can match the experience, expertise, and resources of Berman & Simmons.

Call 207-784-3576 for a free consultation. 

Gas and explosion cases require the best and most experienced lawyers

Berman & Simmons is widely recognized as the best personal injury lawyers in Maine and among the best in the U.S. We have obtained several of the largest jury verdicts in Maine history, and many of the largest settlements for our clients. We have recovered $1 billion for our injured clients.

Our defective products attorneys handle all types of injury claims resulting from gas and propane explosions, with a particular focus on serious injury and wrongful death. Combining state-of-the-art legal methods and technology with old fashioned tenacity, we’re proud to be the law firm that insurance companies and defense attorneys in Maine don’t want to face.

Call 207-784-3576 for a free consultation. You pay nothing unless we win by settlement or jury verdict.

More resources than any other personal injury firm in Maine

We regularly work with the top medical experts, engineers, accident reconstruction specialists, investigators, and other consultants in Maine and nationwide, to help build and present a winning case. These efforts can be critical in proving negligence and determining the extent of your losses, so that you can be fully compensated not just for the short-term, but for your future as well.

We are also the leaders in Maine in the use of technology in the courtroom, including anatomical and computer models and dynamic presentation of studies such as MRI and CT scans. We produce professional videos to help us show the true impact of the explosion on you and your family. This allows us to present complex evidence in a straightforward way that judges, jurors and insurance companies can easily understand.


Call 207-784-3576 for a free consultation and to learn more about your legal rights. 

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Berman & Simmons has the experience, expertise, and resources to win your case

Berman & Simmons is the leading personal injury and medical malpractice law firm in Maine. For more than 100 years, our trial attorneys have represented those who have been injured or harmed by the actions of others. These personal injury cases range from car and truck accidents to the most complex litigation involving defective products and malpractice by healthcare providers. We are known as the firm that will stand up and fight for injured Mainers in disputes against big corporations and powerful interests.