Entries by Pritzker Hageman

Special Report: Explosion lawyers track gas pipeline risk

Pockets of the U.S. population continue to face horrendous explosion risk from outdated and dangerous natural gas pipeline systems, according to federal data reviewed by Pritzker Hageman law firm. Based on agency data available in March 2021, gas companies were operating with a combined 21,273 miles of main gas distribution lines made of leak-prone cast […]

Can I Sue Atmos Energy?

Yes, you can sue Atmos Energy for gas explosions and fires that cause injury or death. This Texas-based corporation settled a closely watched gas explosion lawsuit brought by the family of 12-year-old Linda “Michellita” Rogers. The innocent girl died and four other people were injured when natural gas leaked from a defective Atmos pipeline and […]

Can I Sue Xcel Energy?

Yes, you can sue Xcel Energy. Xcel Energy delivers natural gas to two million customers in five states. The company talks openly about the safety hazards and operating risks inherent in a system that has been unable to stop gas leaks, explosions, fires, outages and mechanical problems. “These natural gas and electric risks could result […]

Can I Sue Centerpoint Energy?

Yes. A wrongful death lawsuit against Centerpoint Energy filed by Pritzker Hageman Attorneys achieved a settlement for the family of Ruth Berg, a beloved receptionist who died in a natural gas explosion at Minnehaha Academy school in Minneapolis. Centerpoint is a natural gas and energy company with extreme market shares in parts of Minnesota, Texas, […]

OSHA Report Bolsters Gas Explosion Lawsuit

Explosion and fire investigators slapped maximum fines against two utility contractors that failed to mark an underground gas line on a digging project. The serious safety violations  cited by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) led to a massive explosion and fire last July in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin. The blast killed Cory Barr, a local firefighter, […]

Malcolm School Gas Explosion Critically Injures Two Workers

Two workers were critically injured in a Malcolm school gas explosion at the Malcolm, Nebraska public school campus on July 30, 2018. One received second degree burns, and the other received second and third degree burns. Ambulances from Malcolm and Raymond transported them to CHI (Catholic Health Initiatives) St. Elizabeth’s Regional Medical Center hospital in […]

Can I Sue for a House Explosion?

You may be able to sue for a house explosion. Our lawyers can help if you or a loved one has been burned or otherwise injured. Attorneys Fred Pritzker and Eric Hageman recently obtained a $10 million settlement on behalf of a client who was severely burned in a house explosion. Contact Fred and Eric […]

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

When should I talk to an explosion lawyer? After you or a loved one has been injured in an explosion accident, it’s important to speak to an attorney as soon as possible. Evidence can be lost over time and may even be destroyed during clean up. Evidence must be preserved after the accident to help […]

Injury and Death from Flammable Furniture

It could be a cigarette, candle, lighter, match or even a moment’s contact with a space heater. Any small, open flame ignition source can ignite upholstered furniture, especially furniture made with synthetic material and polyurethane foam. The problem is compounded by the speed of the resulting fires. In just a few minutes, flames, intense heat […]