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 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Today the Court signed the Confirmation Order our Watson Legal Team has been negotiating for the past many months. For signed order click - HERE.
I was honored to serve as co-chair of the January 24 Claimants Committee and play a role in bringing the plan across the finish line. Most significantly for our clients, our cases will be remanded back to State Court as early as next week. From there, we will conduct pre-trial discovery and line up our bellwether cases for trial.
Thank you for your patience with the Watson bankruptcy process. It has been a long 9 months, with daily work on the Plan. We are grateful for our outside bankruptcy counsel, Partner Andrea Kim at Daniels & Treddenick, and Ryan Loya with our Kwok Daniel Legal Team. We consider this a huge milestone in the life of our Watson case - the bankruptcy stay is lifted, and we are now free to agressively prosecute your cases to completion!
Next steps: Our cases will be returned to state court in the next few days. We will negotiate a case management order and Plaintiff Fact Sheet. Each head of household will be responsible for completing the Plaintiff Fact Sheet, likely starting in early February. Please cooperate with our Watson legal team to prove up the full measure of your damages - property + injury.
Please upload all new photos/documents here: email@example.com.
Our next client webinar will occure mid-January. Several have requested a Saturday webinar so that is also in the works. We will continue to communicate with you via group text and personal calls. If you would like to speak with a Watson attorney, please call attorney Matt (Spanish speaking), Attorney David, or Attorney Marcos. We are available to take your call at 713.773.3380.
Reminders for our clients:
Our legal team has been actively 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 and documents/photos 24/7 to1P@kwoklaw.com.
We have many clients experiencing continuing ringing in the ears and hearing damage/loss. You need to document your hearing damage for your case. Please contact our medical team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We also have many clients experiencing continuing explosion related thoughts/feelings, 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 email@example.com.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.
• 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
See 12.30.20 Houston Chronicle Article- here
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