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Deadly Massachusetts Gas – Colorado Litigation Lawyers

On Thursday, September 13, 2018, residents in 3 suburban towns near Boston were affected by a series of deadly gas explosions that killed one person and injured 25 others. A state of emergency was declared for Andover, North Andover and Lawrence. The Massachusetts police reported fires were ignited in at least 39 homes, and affected nearly 8600 homes and businesses. The cause of the explosions is still under investigation, but officials believe the blasts were caused by over-pressurized gas lines.

Columbia Gas of Massachusetts is one of 7 natural gas distribution companies that are subsidiaries of NiSource. NiSource has links to at least 3 gas explosions in 3 states during the last 6 years, including Massachusetts. Colombia Gas has over 7 violations totaling $100,000 since 2010. Violations included inadequate gas standards, improper pressure testing and failing to follow procedures and federal pipeline safety regulations.

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker placed a company called Eversource in charge of repairs and said at a news conference that Columbia Gas was simply too slow in responding to the crisis, and that “raised major issues in our mind about the leadership team’s ability to deliver.”

The nationally recognized Colorado-based law firm of Burg Simpson is working to assist those harmed by the explosions.  Michael Burg and his team have decades of experience litigating complex cases and is dedicated to holding those responsible for the blasts accountable.  Mr. Burg has significant experience handling cases for victims of gas explosions, and has received multi-million dollar verdicts in these types of cases. Burg Simpson looks forward to representing and providing a voice for those individuals and businesses affected by this tragedy.

If your home, property, or business has been impacted by the Boston explosions or you have incurred damage resulting from the aftermath, please contact Burg Simpson for additional information or to speak with an attorney:

BURG SIMPSON ELDREDGE HERSH & JARDINE, P.C.
40 Inverness Drive East
Englewood, Colorado 80112
Telephone: (303) 792-5595

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 February 18, 2019

Ronald M. Sandgrund is Featured in the February Edition of the Colorado Lawyer

Ronald M. Sandgrund is Featured in the February Edition of the Colorado Lawyer Ronald M. Sandgrund, Of Counsel at Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, was recently featured in the Member Spotlight section of the February edition of the Colorado Lawyer.  Mr. Sandgrund is a well-known trial lawyer and Colorado’s most prolific author of articles and… Read more »

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Biker Swallowed By Sinkhole

Burg Simpson Attorneys Win Second Appeal to Protect $7.3 Million Verdict On September 3, 2008, Mr. James Nelson suffered severe and life-changing injuries, including a permanent brain injury, when his bicycle was swallowed by a large sinkhole on a bike path located on the property of the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. … Read more »

Firefighters

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Burg Simpson Seeks to Protect West Metro Firefighters From Getting Burned

Brian Matise and Nelson Boyle at Burg Simpson are representing the engineers, fire investigators, and firefighters from the West Metro Fire District as part of a class action lawsuit. The complaint claims the department mishandled roughly $1.8 million in a retiree health account. Attorney Brian Matise said, “The brave men and women of the West… Read more »

Workers' Compensation

 February 7, 2019

Nick Fogel, a Burg Simpson Shareholder, Quoted in an Article Published by U.S. News

Nick Fogel, a Burg Simpson shareholder and the practice group leader of the firm’s workers’ compensation team, was quoted in a recent article published by U.S. News. Mr. Fogel discussed how employees risk medical uncertainty and serious financial consequences when their employer does not possess the required workers’ compensation insurance. To view the article in… Read more »

Bad Faith Insurance – When Your Insurance Claim is Denied or Delayed | Tom W. Henderson

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Bad Faith Insurance – When Your Insurance Claim is Denied or Delayed | Tom W. Henderson

When you purchase an insurance policy, it is expected that your insurance company will provide the policy coverage in case of an accident.  Unfortunately, insurance carriers frequently fail to pay the benefits they promised they would, or they fail to pay promptly and in the proper amounts. These actions by the insurance company could be classified… Read more »

What Makes A Good Medical Malpractice Case? | Scott J. Eldredge

 February 14, 2019

What Makes A Good Medical Malpractice Case? | Scott J. Eldredge

Medical errors are increasing in this country. Medical malpractice typically takes place when a surgeon, hospital, or other health care professional strays from the standard practices of their profession, which then results in the serious harm or death of a patient. While patients place trust and their lives in the hands of these medical professionals, medical… Read more »

Business / Commercial Litigation Trial Attorneys  | Michael S. Burg

 February 14, 2019

Business / Commercial Litigation Trial Attorneys | Michael S. Burg

Business and commercial law are typically lumped together because they go hand-in-hand so often. Most attorneys experienced in one type of law are usually experienced in the other as well.  The business and commercial litigation attorneys at Burg Simpson have the experience in successfully handling a variety of both business and commercial law cases. With… Read more »

We Are The Trial Lawyers | Michael S. Burg

 February 14, 2019

We Are The Trial Lawyers | Michael S. Burg

When selecting a trial attorney, it is important to select an attorney with the experience and resources to handle every aspect of your case.   What defines and differentiates Burg Simpson is we are prepared to fight for our clients. Our highly skilled trial lawyers, know the only way we are going to obtain an excellent… Read more »

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