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National Grid Shut Down: Residents Come Together

Posted by Robert T. Karns | Jan 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

Possible Class Action Suit for Affected Families

As the National Grid gas line shut down in Newport and Middletown continues to effect over 7,000 homes, the health issues and disrupted well-being of thousands of families accumulates. If you are struggling to stay warm, cannot cook for your family or are desperately searching for a hot shower, you are not alone. The Rhode Island class action attorneys at Karns & Kerrison are investigating a possible class action lawsuit against National Grid for the issues caused by their actions. Families cannot be left without heat and gas during inclement weather without consequences, and it is our job to give a voice to these families.

Contact our team today.

Shut Off Customers at Risk

To some, a gas shut off may not seem like a major issue. Families in homes with fire places or who can stay elsewhere are inconvenienced, but not in danger. Unfortunately, this is not the case for everyone. There are families and individuals who are greatly affected by a gas shut off and who may be at risk for health issues due to the lack of heat and hot water.

Individuals and families who may be in danger are:

  • Elderly persons
  • Families with infants
  • Low-income families
  • Medically vulnerable persons
  • Disabled persons
  • Families without other sources of heat

Taking Action: Class Action Lawsuit Against National Grid

Due to the amount of people affected by National Grid's shut down in Middletown, Newport and surrounding communities, we are currently determining if a class action lawsuit is in order. A class action suit is a suit in which one group of people with the same or similar injuries or complaints caused by the same company or action sue the defendant as a group. We are considering pursuing this type of action against National Grid because we are hearing from numerous clients that they are affected in similar ways by the loss of gas in their community. It may be beneficial to these families to act as a group instead of pursuing justice individually.

Contact Us for a Free Consultation: (888) 281-3100

If you are one of the families affected by the National Grid shut down, you may have a case. Loss of gas during the winter months is unacceptable, and we are here to help you seek compensation. We understand what an inconvenience and potential danger it is to be without heating gas and hot water for showers and cooking. Let our team review the details of your situation and discuss with you the steps to take moving forward.

Contact our firm to discuss your case at (888) 281-3100.

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