Death Toll from Winter Storm Uri Rises to 210

by | Jul 22, 2021 | Civil litigation, Wrongful Death

The death toll continues to rise following the Winter storm that pummeled much of Texas earlier this year.  According to the Texas Department of State Health Services, 210 residents of Texas died during Winter Storm Uri.  Much of Texas experienced a loss of electricity as temperatures plummeted.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone who has experienced a loss following the winter storm.

Texas was hit with a historic winter storm, but it was one that the state and its electric providers should have been prepared for.  With the loss of electricity throughout Texas, millions struggled with the cold temperatures.  The unfortunate reality is that the decision to plunge millions of homes into coldness had a predictable side effect – people’s lives.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to those impacted by this storm and the dangerous decisions that were made both leading up to it and during the storm.  Safe electric providers must take adequate precautions to prepare for weather of any kind.  Whether it is a hurricane, a heat wave, or a winter storm, the state’s power providers must anticipate the conditions and prepare to provide adequate capacity for their customer’s needs.  When this does not occur, people can die as a result.

Spagnoletti Law Firm has attorneys licensed in Texas, Florida, and New York.  We have handled numerous cases involving complex litigation in both federal and state court across the country.  Our attorneys have the skills needed to aggressively represent the families of loved ones who have lost their lives or those who have been seriously injured as a result of the loss of electricity during the storm.  Our lawyers also have experience in representing businesses who have experienced lost income or property damage, and will pursue those claims against all responsible parties.

The experienced attorneys at Spagnoletti Law Firm can help you understand your rights if you or a loved one was seriously injured or died as a result of the loss of power.  Please call us to learn about your rights if you are one of the individuals who have suffered personal injury or death, economic loss, or damaged property as a result of the decisions made by private companies in cutting off electricity.  We have already filed multiple lawsuits for those who suffered significant damages that were caused by the negligence of a third party during the storm.  Please contact us online or call 713-804-9306 or 877-678-5864 to learn more about your legal rights.