Texas Power Outage Claim Attorneys
Suing Energy Companies That Caused Widespread Outages
Winter Storm Uri devastated most of Texas in the winter of 2021, bringing biting cold across the state. To make matters worse, power and energy companies in Texas failed to heed meteorological warnings of the impending storm and did nothing to prepare their systems for the rise in energy demand from Texans relying on it to fight the cold. As a result, catastrophic power failures spread throughout Texas, plunging millions into darkness and frigid conditions for days and days. There are even investigations into whether or not the power companies willingly limited or shut off their power grids to save profits.
At Briggle & Polan, PLLC, we are proud to stand up for the people in our communities by providing excellent and compassionate legal services. Our Texas power outage claim lawyers are currently hearing from people across the state who, due to the power outages, were hurt, experienced property damage, or lost significant business and profits. If this happened to you, then let us know, and we can see if there is a power company that can help financially accountable.
Call (512) 400-3278 or contact us online now. The more clients we hear from, the stronger we can build each case.
Injuries Caused by Texas Power Outages
The most dramatic cases caused by the Texas winter storm power outages are those involving physical injuries and illnesses. When the power goes out in a medical setting, it can put patients in severe danger depending on their symptoms and the medical equipment they rely on to stay healthy. To date, more than 100 deaths have been linked to the frigid conditions caused by the Texas winter power outages, many of which are believed to involve patients in medical settings. An unknown number of others are assumed to have been injured or endured worsened health conditions.
Medical settings affected by the days’ long power outages include:
- Urgent care facilities
- In-home care setups
Were you or a family member in a medical setting when the power outages hit? Did a preexisting condition worsen or did a new health condition begin? If you answered yes to these questions, then you might have a strong power outage lawsuit to file against the power company that failed to maintain its grid during the disastrous storm when people needed help more than ever.
Property Damage Caused by Texas Blackouts
Countless Texans are now dealing with burst pipes in their homes and commercial properties after the harsh winter storm rolled over the state. As temperatures plummet, water in pipes will freeze. Ice expands as it forms, so internal pressure in the pipes increases as the water freezes, up until the point that the pipe cracks or splits. Once the temperatures start to rise again, the ice melts, and the property owner will likely be shocked by all the new leaks in the walls, ceilings, and floors of their home or business.
Even with homeowners’ insurance, you could have little to no coverage for widespread water damage caused by frozen and burst pipes. To pay for repairs without breaking your bank account, your best option might be to sue the power company that allowed your home to get so cold and for so long in the first place.
Lost Business During the Power Outages
Our Texas power outage claim attorneys are also hearing from business owners who were devastated by the preventable power outages. The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has been devastating enough to businesses of all sizes. Piling days and weeks of lost business because there was no available electricity or heat is simply unacceptable.
We would like to help you if you are a business owner who runs a:
- Retail store
- Grocery store
- Gas station
- Convenience store
- Commercial office
- Manufacturing company
- Hotel or hospitality business
- And more
We ask that you start by collecting and compiling detailed records of your business’s income and profits during the power outages. The most convincing evidence in your case could be those records, which show that you were forced to close your doors and accept massive losses while waiting for the power to come back online. During a free initial consultation, we can take a look at those records and see if there is solid groundwork to begin your claim or lawsuit.
Briggle & Polan, PLLC is ready to fight for you, your family, and your business. Call (512) 400-3278 to learn more.
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We've Recovered Millions
$1.8 Million Delivery Truck Accident
Our client was t-boned by a large package delivery truck that was traveling in excess of 70 mph. He sustained a severe neck injury that required spinal surgery. *Net to client was $759,182.96.
$350 Thousand Company Truck Collision
Our client was struck by a company truck that ran a red light at a busy intersection. *Net to client was $166,651.36.
$400 Thousand Company Truck Wreck
Our client was traveling down a residential street when a company truck backed out of a driveway into the side of her vehicle. *Net to client was $110,000.
$100 Thousand DWI Wreck Resolved
Our client was struck by a drunk driver in Round Rock, Texas. *Net to client was $51,113.04.
$115 Thousand Distracted Driver Caused Collision
A distracted driver failed to yield the right of way to our client, causing a collision. *Net to client was $25,035.44.
$132 Thousand Distracted Driver
Our client was the passenger in a vehicle struck by a distracted motorist who failed to yield the right of way at an intersection. *Net to client was $33,250.59.
$112.5 Thousand Truck Crash Into Building
A company driver lost control of his vehicle and smashed into a convenience store, injuring our client in the process. *Net to client was $30,259.56.
$82 Thousand T-Bone Collision
Our client had to be airlifted to the hospital as a result of a t-bone collision. *Net proceeds to client were $23,914.57.
$85 Thousand T-Bone Collision Resolved
Our client was t-boned by a distracted driver who ran a stop sign and required surgery for injuries sustained. *Attorney fees and expenses totaled $30,267.51.
$225 Thousand Collision With A Distracted Driver Operating An 18-Wheeler
Our client severely injured her back in the wreck and the driver did not have the required commercial driver's license needed to operate the truck. *Net proceeds to client were $89,737.54.