In October 2017, Morrow & Sheppard LLP secured a nearly $7 million jury verdict for clients injured in a home explosion due to a gas line not being capped. The gas company refused to accept any responsibility, and Morrow & Sheppard LLP took the case all the way to trial. During the jury deliberations, the jury asked if the judge would require the gas company to inform all of its customers that they may have hazardous valves in their homes. The case received significant media attention.
Morrow & Sheppard LLP is also currently representing a family injured in a violent natural gas home explosion that occurred in the Denver suburbs in May 2017, causing serious burns to two small children. Our investigation has uncovered that the leak had been occurring for years, and that gas leaking near the location had been reported to Xcel Energy in the past. Xcel Energy denies liability. The lawsuit is pending in Colorado state district court in Adams County, Colorado. Xcel Energy is the area’s largest utility company. Xcel Energy is publicly traded on NASDAQ and have a market capitalization of $24.7 billion. With billions of dollars of resources, Xcel Energy should be held to the highest standards of safety. Morrow & Sheppard LLP fully intends to hold them responsible for the burns and injuries they caused to Morrow & Sheppard LLP’s clients, and is seeking millions of dollars.
Will Xcel Energy Face Another Lawsuit For The Injuries?
Just over one year later, on August 15, 2018, another home has exploded in Denver, this time injuring nine people. Channel 9 news is reporting that firefighters are calling it the biggest home explosion in Denver in 22 years. Other reports indicate it sounded like a bomb had gone off. Although the cause of the explosion is under investigation, Xcel Energy is reportedly currently on site for the investigation. It is critical that evidence regarding the true cause of the explosion be preserved immediately. Sometimes, following an incident, critical evidence goes missing. For that reason, it is often important for those who have been injured to also have representatives working for them to make sure the truth is learned.
When natural gas providers negligently fail to secure their gas lines, people often get hurt with tragic consequences. Morrow & Sheppard LLP are personal injury trial lawyers and handle cases involving catastrophic injuries. Please read what our clients have to say about us.
If you have been injured in a home explosion, we encourage you to contact us immediately to protect your legal rights.