Texas Winter Storm Death & Injury Lawyers
Fighting for the Compensation You Need. No Matter What.
The winter storm that hit Texas in February 2021 caught the attention of the nation, not only because of the record low temperatures, but also due to the major infrastructure failures that left millions without heat, power, or water. Pipes burst, roads were impassable, and the few supermarkets that were able to open had hours-long waits and empty shelves. Major cities like Houston, Austin, San Antonio, Dallas, Fort Worth, and the smaller towns in between were in a crisis. The full financial, emotional, and physical toll of the storm is still being brought to light, but at least 69 deaths and $18 billion of insured damage occurred. Those numbers are expected to rise.
Carbon monoxide poisoning, hypothermia, and inoperable at-home medical machines were some of the common factors that led to the deaths, but the winter storm—and the lack of structural preparation for it—was the true cause. Children and the elderly were the most vulnerable to freeze-related deaths. Countless others were catastrophically injured or killed in motor vehicle accidents as they tried to navigate unplowed, untreated roads.
At Arnold & Itkin, we're doing our part to help Texans move forward by demanding answers for those injured or killed in the winter storm and the disasters that followed.