10 Plaintiffs File Suit in Sandman Signature Fort Worth Hotel Explosion

Zehl & Associates representing plaintiffs who suffered serious injuries in blast

HOUSTON – Zehl & Associates has filed suit on behalf of eight hotel employees who were seriously injured in a Jan. 8 natural gas explosion at the Musume Restaurant inside the Sandman Signature Fort Worth Hotel. The spouses of two of the injured parties are also plaintiffs in the case.

The suit claims that defendants Atmos Energy Corp., Sandman Management (Nevada) Inc., Northland Developments Inc., and Rock Libations LP were negligent in the upkeep and maintenance of natural gas utilities at the location and did not take the necessary precautions to ensure safety.

“The defendants in this case knew there was a risk that this sort of tragic accident could happen, and they simply didn’t take the time or effort to either fix the issues or warn our clients of the dangers,” said Zehl & Associates founding partner Ryan Zehl.

There were multiple reports of a strong gas smell in the building prior to the explosion, which injured more than 20 people. The explosion caused catastrophic damage to the basement level where the restaurant was located as well as the first two floors of the 20-story building.

Plaintiffs Manuela Marin, Yeimy Marin, Ericka Beatriz Sanchez Del Cid, Candi Ruby Marmolejo, Laura Serrano Reséndiz, Flor Hilda Serrano Reséndiz, Sandra Guijosa Mandujano, and Cinthia Lara Rangel all suffered catastrophic injuries in the explosion.

Plaintiffs will require extensive ongoing medical care and are also dealing with ongoing physical and psychological pain, physical disfigurement, and loss of income, among other issues.

About Zehl & Associates
Zehl & Associates is an undefeated Houston-based personal injury law firm that represents accident victims across Texas, Louisiana and the United States, earning a reputation for recovering record-breaking verdicts and settlements for its clients. The firm’s practice areas include truck and 18-wheeler accidents, oil field, maritime and refinery accidents, and catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death cases. The firm has secured billions of dollars for its clients, obtaining unprecedented victories against the largest trucking, oil and gas, maritime and petrochemical companies in the world.

For more information, visit https://www.zehllaw.com/.

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