Texas Power Outage Lawsuits
Nadrich & Cohen Accident Injury Lawyers and its Texas legal team are currently taking on cases for victims of the February 2021 Texas Freeze power outage. We have joined with Texas licensed attorney Bill Robins so he can serve with us as co-counsel. You may be eligible for financial compensation if you or a loved one suffered injury from any of the following matters related to the power outages:
- Burst pipes
- Personal Injury
- Exposure to low temperatures
- Water damage
- Equipment failure
- Damage to floors
- Damage to sheetrock
- Carbon monoxide poisoning
Our legal teams can also help you recover compensation for loss of wages and any financial losses you suffered from any business interruption.
Who is Responsible for My Injuries?
Texas utilities companies and The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) were negligently unprepared for the historic winter storm that hit Texas. The storm was foreseeable and the harm could have been prevented if the utility company had been correctly prepared. Our Texas legal team is fully prepared and qualified to represent thousands of Texas Freeze clients who were injured or suffered damages/losses caused by the utility companies.
We Can Fight for Your Rights!
We have the resources to go the distance for you, and we will never charge you a fee for our services unless and until we obtain financial compensation for you. That is our no-fee promise.
Call us at (800) 718-4658 for a free consultation if you or a loved one was a victim of the Texas power outages, or fill out the contact form on this page.
Can I Sue for the Texas Power Outages?
Negligence is the failure to be reasonably careful to prevent harm. Gross negligence is continuing to act negligently while being aware you’re acting negligently, displaying indifference to the safety of others.
The level of unpreparedness by Texas utilities and ERCOT is outrageous. It is gross negligence.
Class Action Lawsuit Against ERCOT
210 generating units within the Electric Reliability Council of Texas’s (ERCOT) footprint experienced an outage, derate, or failure to start during unusually cold weather in February of 2011, affecting over 3.3 million customers, according to a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) staff report. The report found that the generators “did not adequately anticipate the full impact of the extended cold weather and high winds,” and that the outages could have been prevented by thorough preparation.
Winterizing the grid would have cost Texas utilities a lot of money. The utility companies did not want to spend the money. Texas utilities appear to have instead negligently chosen to place profit over the welfare of the people by refusing to spend this money, and ERCOT appears to have negligently allowed it to happen.
Texas utilities have done an exceptionally poor job of choosing which customers to cut power to during the crisis. People froze to death in their homes without power while empty office buildings in downtown Houston could be seen lit up through their windows.
ERCOT and Texas utility companies, such as CenterPoint Energy, knew that the winter storm was coming for at least a week, yet completely failed to prepare for or deal with the crisis. Reports suggest that ERCOT and Texas utilities reportedly told customers that blackouts would be temporary or “rolling,” but they instead lasted for days. This failure to adequately inform the public prevented the Texas residents from properly preparing for a lack of power by obtaining generators, leaving the area, etc.
ERCOT and Texas utilities were warned in 2011 that their grid needed to be winterized, and it appears they negligently failed to do so, leading to dozens of deaths.
Attorneys for Texas Power Outage Cases
Nadrich & Cohen Accident Injury Lawyers, including its Texas lawyers, have been holding large utility companies and multinational corporations accountable for decades. Together, our legal teams have recovered over a billion dollars on behalf of individuals and businesses who have suffered injuries or financial losses due to utility companies’ and corporations’ negligent handling of natural disasters, accidents and more. We are the experts at proving our clients’ injuries were caused by the unreasonably dangerous behavior of others.
Our fee is a percentage of any financial compensation we obtain for you. We won’t charge you a fee if we don’t obtain a recovery for you.
Call us at (800) 718-4658 for a free consultation if you or a loved one was a victim of the Texas power outages. You can also use the contact form on this page or use the live chat feature.