Mass Torts

Arkema Plant fire in Crosby, Texas

Ready to Help Victims of the Arkema Explosion in Crosby, Texas

Photo credit: Houston Chronicle In the early morning hours of August 31, 2017, a few days after Hurricane Harvey hit the Houston area, Crosby residents were awakened by what sounded like loud explosions coming from the nearby Arkema Chemical plant. Not long after the explosions were heard, fires broke out at the plant, sending numerous …

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Hurricane Harvey Flood Claims: Know Your Rights

Hurricane Harvey is one of the largest disasters in American history. Damage to the City of Houston and surrounding counties (Angleton, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty, and Montgomery) will measure in the billions. Without urgent assistance, communities and businesses in those communities will be harmed for years—if not permanently. Because of this urgency, it …

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Flooding in Texas

Recent Flooding Expected to Bring Record Amount of Texas Flood Insurance Claims

Flash floods and heavy rains throughout Texas, specifically, Houston, Austin, and Wimberley, are expected to bring more flood insurance claims that likely have not been seen since Tropical Storm Allison swept through the Houston area in 2001. The storms that followed the Memorial Day holiday have affected the lives of thousands of Texans, and tragically …

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MASS TORTS

One of the areas of law we specialize in at the Pinkerton law firm is mass tort litigation. A mass tort is a civil action involving numerous plaintiffs against one or a few corporate defendants in state or federal court. Many people are familiar with the term “class action” lawsuit, but are less familiar with …

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