Roberts Markland, LLP, a leading law firm based in Houston, is representing two children and an adult who were electrocuted in Moody Park in Houston, in a $25 million lawsuit against the City of Houston, Lindale Little Leaguers, Times Construction, and CenterPoint Energy.
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Houston, TX, February 18, 2020 – Families for two children and an adult who were electrocuted at Houston’s Moody Park are seeking damages of $25 million in a lawsuit filed last month against the City of Houston. Also named in the suit are Lindale Little Leaguers, Times Construction, and CenterPoint Energy. Attorney Sean A. Roberts of the Houston law firm Roberts Markland LLP is representing the families, and is determined that these defendants are held responsible to prevent future tragedies.
“These children suffered immeasurable physical and psychological harm,” Roberts said. “We are pursuing this case to not only help these families pay for extensive medical treatments, but also bring awareness to the public about the safety of our city parks and ensuring they are safe.”
Six-year-old McKinley Ray and nine-year-old Emma Lazcano were hospitalized on September 11th, 2019, after touching a defective high-voltage electric box at Houston’s Moody Park while attending softball practice. Emma’s grandfather, David Gilbert, was also electrocuted and suffered serious injuries attempting to pull the children free.
It’s unclear whether the children will ever fully recover from their injuries, which include severe, disfiguring burns, along with serious muscle, joint, and nerve damage from the electrocution. Doctors expect the children will require extensive treatments and medical procedures after hospitalization, including skin grafts, surgeries, physical therapy, and nerve regeneration therapy.
In December, Houston Attorney Sean A. Roberts, of Roberts Markland LLP, filed the $225 million lawsuit on behalf of the victims. In the aftermath of the Moody Park Electrocution Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner reached out to the families and reportedly ordered that electric boxes be replaced or repaired at all City of Houston parks.
“Contractors, construction companies, electric companies, and our elected officials must ensure the safety of our public spaces,” Roberts said. “When they break our trust, they will be held accountable.”
Roberts Markland LLP, made headlines last year for winning a $3.8 million verdict against United Airlines on behalf of disabled passenger, Erica Fulton. The renowned firm has won over $100 million in additional verdicts, and specializes in a wide range of personal injury and other civil cases. The families and their attorneys want the city and its contractors to take all necessary measures to guarantee the safety of Houston’s public parks.
“We’re hopeful this case will ensure city parks and all public spaces are safe for children and their families,” Roberts said. “The city had received multiple complaints about electrical problems. Hopefully, this tragic incident will be a wake-up call to contractors and the city to properly maintain our public parks and other areas.”
“We have to trust our public parks are safe,” continued Roberts. “We fight not only for victims but to prevent any future tragedies.”
About the Company: Houston personal injury law firm Roberts Markland, LLP specializes in helping those who have been hurt or suffered a catastrophic injury. For over three decades, we have successfully helped our clients recover millions of dollars from a wide range of cases including maritime (Jones Act) injuries, work-related accidents, auto accidents, product liability, medical malpractice, and other situations where compensation was in order. We are proud of the many victories we’ve achieved on behalf of our clients and the difference it has made in their lives.
Name: Sean Roberts
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