In my 27+ years of law practice this explosion hits closest to home. Literally, 5 miles from home. We woke up to the sonic boom that set off our house alarm on January 24, 2020 at 4:23am. My phone started ringing around 7am and hasn't stopped ringing since. Many close friends live near the Watson facility. Many of my kids' classmates were affected. In fact, our lead Plaintiffs have 4 kids in school with our 4 kids. We're so glad to serve their family during this explosion that destroyed their home.
A bit about me, I'm board certified in personal injury trial law, and have represented people my entire career. I am AV rated, peer review rated and judicial review rated - the highest possible rating.
I filed the first wrongful death case in the tragic 2005 BP Amaco Explosion that killed 23 workers. We had incredible results for all of our clients. I actually presented my last BP case to a Galveston County jury - that case settled on the first night of trial, after jury selection.
I also won the record setting jury verdict in the Channelview Explosion in 2014, that killed 1 worker and injured others. The 5-week jury trial verdict landed us in the Texas Lawyers Hall of Fame.
When not working Explosion cases, my firm is one of the highest volume personal injury trial law firms in Houston. I'm so grateful for our world-class team of 50+ talented professionals.
I take each of your cases personally. I'm deeply honored to represent so many deserving families in this tragic Watson Explosion. Now with the bankruptcy court appointment, as co-chair of the January 24 Claimants Committee, I am "All In" on the Watson case, representing the best interests of everyone impacted by the Watson Explosion.
Together we are rebuilding, one home at a time.
Best, Rob Kwok - email@example.com
It has been a long 9 months in bankruptcy court! When Watson filed for bankruptcy in February, all our state court lawsuits were automatically stayed/frozen. As co-chair of the January 24 Claimants committee, our firm has been working non-stop on creating a bankruptcy plan in the Watson bankruptcy. With each passing day we're negotiating closer to an agreed bankruptcy plan to fairly distribute the limited Watson insurance proceeds among all claimants. We have asked the Court to remand us (send us back) to state court to continue litigating our cases against the other Defendant companies listed in our lawsuits.
We are hoping to present an agreed plan to the Court on November 19, 2020 and finish the Bankruptcy proceedings. Until that time we will be negotiating towards an agreed plan. If negotiations fail, we will present our own plan to the bankruptcy court. Once the bankruptcy court confirms a plan we'll be back on track to litigate our cases against the responsible Defendants.
Reminders for our clients:
Our legal team will be reaching out to each one of you personally, so please cooperate with us to prove up your cases. All losses, property, injury, etc. must be properly documented for Court. As always, e-mail questions 24/7 to1P@kwoklaw.com.
We have many clients experiencing continuing explosion related thoughts/feelings, which are affecting every day life. This includes unwanted upsetting memories, nightmares, flashbacks, emotional/physical distress after exposure to traumatic reminders, irritability, anger/aggression, risky or destructive behavior, hypervigilance, jumpy on edge, difficulty concentrating, difficulty sleeping etc. If this is you, please contact our medical team at firstname.lastname@example.org.If you are uninsured, contact Memorial Area Ministries. MAM approved a repair claim for one of our uninsured clients with a severely damaged home and work is near completion. We were glad to pack out and move out our clients into an apartment while their home is being restored safe to live. Thank you Texas Vanguard Constructionand others who donated their time.
If you are not happy with your insurance offer, e-mail us at1P@kwoklaw.com. Our 1P Team has been getting amazing results for our clients. Rebuilding is already underway in many client's homes. If you live on Stanford Court, Lybert, Rockcrest, Valleywood, Sunwood, Bell Gardens, Talina Way, Richmond Hill, Gladewood, Fieldstone, Sommerville, Bridgeland, Eagle Glenn, Cottage Field, Terrace Manor, or near those streets, your home may have structural damage that must be accounted for in your insurance settlement. You may be entitled to policy limits for your home like many of your neighbors - giving you the freedom to repair or rebuild - your choice! Your home is your greatest asset and place of rest, please trust us and allow us to maximize your insurance claim. We promise not to take any fees from your insurance checks so you may repair/rebuild 100% with all your insurance money.
• The SBA is offering low interest loans. Terms are up to 30 years and rates as low as 1.5% for property damage victims from the Watson explosion. If you were uninsured or underinsured you now have the option to take a loan and rebuild. Call Diana for help applying: 713.773.3380.
Rob Kwok has already filed and won 3 TRO's in this case.
See Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) - hereSee Houston Chronicle Article - hereSee ABC news- hereSee Fox 26 news story - here See KPRC Ch2 news story- hereSee ABC Watson/Kwok news story - hereSee AP news story- hereSee KPRC Ch2 walk through news story- hereSee KPRC Ch2 TRO vs. City of Houston news story- hereSee 1st TRO vs. City- hereSee 2nd TRO vs. City - hereSee Houston Chronicle Article - hereSee Agreed 5-8-20 Lift Stay Order - hereSee 06.21.20 Houston Chronicle Article -here
See 07.03.20 Houston Chronicle Article- here
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