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Brent Coon and Associates Law Firm wins $1.3M Railroad Worker Verdict

  Following an eight-day jury trial in Visalia, CA, a Tulare County jury awarded Dennis Jordan $1.3M in damages. The case was tried by Brent Coon and Associate’s (BCA) California counsel James Morris and concluded March 01, 2020.  The case was filed against his employer, Union Pacific, under the Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA). The…

Attorney Brent Coon comments on Jefferson County seeking other remedies on TPC Group

The next Town Hall meeting will take place on Tuesday, March 10th at 5:30PM. It will be held at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Port Neches, located at 700 Central Drive, Port Neches, TX 77651. Thursday, February 27, 2020: As much as half the fines expected to be collected from TPC Group for eight…

Brent Coon & Associates – Other Law Firms fight venue change for TPC case

Jefferson County law firms representing clients impacted by the Nov. 27 explosion at TPC Group in Port Neches are fighting a motion by the company they say could move their civil claims cases to another jurisdiction. The company, represented by Baker Botts, filed a motion in January to pause all court activities involving the case…

New Developments In The Harvey Addicks And Barker Reservoir Case

A decision was announced on December 17, 2019  by the Judge in reservoir litigation in the United States court of Federal Claims in Washington, DC. The decision followed a 10 day trial that was held in Houston, TX starting May 6, 2019. This was the very first trial of the first 13 “test” or “bellwether”…

BCA represents widow of first TPC related death

The widow of a man who is the first and potentially only person to have reportedly died as a result of the TPC Group explosion is announcing her intent to sue the company. Darlene Fontenot’s husband Trent had a heart attack shortly after last week’s blast, according to Attorney Brent Coon. She was one of…

As Mid County residents return home, officials warn of debris & asbestos concerns

Asbestos at the plant was compromised during TPC plant explosions and fires Author: KBMT Published: 11:24 AM CST November 29, 2019 Updated: 11:24 AM CST November 29, 2019 PORT NECHES, Texas — Jefferson County Emergency Management officials have lifted an evacuation order for the four-mile radius surrounding the TPC plant in Port Neches. But they…

Evacuations remain for Port Neches, Groves, Nederland after explosions at TPC Group plant

Fire continues to burn in Port Neches after Wednesday’s explosions and massive fire. Author: KHOU 11 Staff, Associated Press, Matt Dougherty Published: 2:26 PM CST November 27, 2019 Updated: 7:36 AM CST November 28, 2019 PORT NECHES, Texas — Two explosions rocked the the TPC Group plant in Port Neches, Texas, on Wednesday, leading to…

Chemical Explosion at Kuraray American Injures 21 – Brent Coon & Associates Promises Changes

May 19, 2018 – Pasadena, TX – A fire and explosion occurred at the Kuraray America chemical plant in Pasadena early Saturday morning, injuring at least 21 workers while several burn victims required airlifting to local hospitals.  The blast apparently occurred when the hazardous and highly flammable chemical ethylene began to leak from a malfunctioning…

Nationally Recognized "Top 100 Lawyer" Keeps Getting Top 100 Verdicts

Perennial “Top 100 Lawyer” Brent Coon and Brent Coon and Associates have again fought their way into the elite “Top 100 Verdicts of the Year”.   On Monday, May 7, 2018,  a Las Vegas, Nevada Federal Court  returned a unanimous verdict of five million dollars in favor of an injured railroad worker against his employer,…

BCA Wins Multi-Million Dollar Lawsuit Against Union Pacific Railroad in Las Vegas

A Las Vegas, NV federal court jury today returned a unanimous verdict of five million dollars in favor of an injured railroad worker against his employer, the freight-hauling Union Pacific Railroad (HQ: Salt Lake City, UT). On December 9, 2012, Greg Gibbons, of Afton, Wyoming,  was driving a truckload of ballast and pulling a trailer also…

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Many Texans have experienced extensive injuries and damage because of Lime, Lyft scooters, Jump, Bird, and OJO. These scooter companies popped up overnight, and over the last year and a half, Texas cities have waged war. Many riders are hurt, more pedestrians are hurt, and a handful of people have died in electric scooter accidents.…

Your BCA Update regarding COVID-19

The following letter is an update to BCA’s current clients in regards to COVID-19   First, we want to again thank you for entrusting your legal matter to our law firm. Over half of our lawyers have 30 years or more experience in providing first class legal services, and we are celebrating once again being…

Can a Sibling File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

Unfortunately, siblings and grandparents are the two members of the “immediate” family that fall outside of the scope of who can file a wrongful death lawsuit. What happens is that in Texas, only the deceased’s children, spouse, or parents may file a wrongful death claim. These restrictions are put into place in an effort to…