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Personal Injury--Actions, Defenses, Damages

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Inflammable Substances


Louis R. Frumer ; and Melvin I. Friedman

Chapter Summary


An explosion is a term insusceptible of a fixed definition, but it requires a sudden bursting or expansion of a confined substance or combination of substances as a result of internal pressure.

This chapter of Personal Injury: Actions, Defenses, Damages deals generally with actions, and defenses to those actions, based on negligence, nuisance, warranty, or strict tort liability by an injured person or the injured person's legal representative against the possessor, user, manufacturer, or retailer of an inflammable or explosive substance. It also discusses injuries arising out of the storage and transportation of inflammable substances. In addition, the chapter deals with the liability of governmental entities, as well as the effect of statutory regulation of inflammable substances.

Personal Injury: Actions, Defenses, Damages (Matthew Bender) is a comprehensive, national encyclopedia of personal injury law. Alphabetically arranged chapters cover over 100 different types of "fact patterns" encountered in personal injury cases. In addition, each chapter provides coverage of potential actions, defenses and damages, as well as forms, such as allegations, sample complaints, checklists, and sample discovery requests.


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For a detailed discussion of the violation of statutes relating to the use of explosives in blasting operations, see Ch. 17, Blasting.

For consideration of other closely related matters and certain specific types of inflammable substances, see Ch. 27, Chemicals; Ch. 34, Contractors and Subcontractors; Ch. 60, Federal Employers' Liability Act; Ch. 61, Federal Tort Claims Act; Ch. 110, Products Liability; Ch. 113, Public Utilities; Ch. 115, Railroads; and Ch. 133, Stoves and Heating Apparatus.

For more information on liability based on a violation of a statute forbidding the sale of inflammables to a child, see Ch. 28, Children.

For a discussion of a master's common law duty to an employee, see Ch. 95, Master and Servant.


For step-by-step guidance through each phase of a products liability case, along with checklists, forms, sample pleadings, and research guides, see Products Liability Practice Guide (Matthew Bender).

For in-depth legal and policy analyses of compensatory and punitive damages in personal injury, wrongful death, and property damage cases, see Damages in Tort Actions (Matthew Bender).

For a detailed discussion of virtually all theories of tort liability and defenses in California, see California Torts (Matthew Bender).

For detailed, hard to find information on hundreds of injuries and disease, complete with diagnosis, treatment, prognosis, and medical-legal annotations, see Attorney's Textbook of Medicine (Matthew Bender).
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