The Begum Law Group Injury Lawyers is preparing to file lawsuits against ERCOT and other Texas-based energy companies that allowed a collapse of our energy grid in Texas.
If you suffered significant property damage as a result of lack of power, if you lost a loved one or had physical injuries as a result of the loss of power/energy, or if your medical care was significantly harmed due to the lack of power, you may qualify.
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ERCOT opted against weatherizing and updating their generation, transmission, and distribution facilities, despite similar blackouts in 1989 and 2011, after which both the Public Utilities Commission of Texas and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission recommended Texas upgrade the power grid to prepare for freezes due to cold weather.
ERCOT (Electric Reliability Council of Texas) and power companies throughout the state failed the people of Texas during one of the most vicious natural disasters of the last century. As temperatures dipped into the single digits, people found themselves without power to stay warm. This led to significant property damage as well as injury and death.
Electricity blackouts left much of Texas in the cold over the last few weeks. Pipes froze only to bust when weather got above zero and water flooded homes causing millions in property damage. Without heat and water, people were left in the dark and thirsty.
Money lost is only the beginning of the problems. Many people have lost loved ones, paying the ultimate sacrifice, due to the failure of ERCOT, manager of the state’s main electric grid, and power companies that ignored repeated warnings about the state’s insufficient power infrastructure.
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If someone you loved died due to extreme weather and a failure of power, you have suffered extreme loss. ERCOT and the other utility companies that caused the failure of the power grid should be held accountable.
Begum Law Group Injury Lawyers understands your needs. Not only are you struggling to recover from all of the losses you’ve experienced due to the disaster, but you also have to mourn your loved one. You will have to plan a funeral, manager their estate, and handle their effects.
Although money will not make everything better, it can help. You can get compensation to pay for funeral and burial expenses, legal costs in dealing with their estate, and more.
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Many people have extreme damages to their homes, businesses, vehicles, and more due to being without power for so long. The conditions led to injuries and significant loss in many ways.
ERCOT and other power companies knew or should have known that the electric infrastructure was too weak to handle situations like this. They should have planned ahead and improved utilities where necessary to protect the people of Texas. Because they did not, you can seek compensation from them for your damages and injuries.
In order to get the compensation you need after all of your losses, you need strong legal representation on your side. Begum Law Group Injury Lawyers is a law firm that is not afraid to take on ERCOT and the utility companies that caused your problems. The Texas Law Giant has the resources to go up against anyone who stands in our way.
When you work with us, you get protection and guidance from a team of personal injury attorneys who understand the legal system. We will utilize Texas laws to form your case and get you the money you need to go forward with life after this disaster.
With offices in San Antonio, Brownsville, Laredo, and McAllen, we are convenient throughout the state. We can also give you a free consultation via phone or video call if that is easier for you.