Provost Umphrey Law Firm Files Lawsuit on Behalf of Sunoco Logistics Fire Victims

Posted on Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Two Provost Umphrey attorneys filed a lawsuit in Jefferson County’s 60th District Court on Tuesday, August 23, 2016 on behalf of two victims injured in the recent Sunoco Logistics flash fire. Edward Fisher and Matthew Matheny represent Juan R. Barboza and Jose de Jesus Barboza against Sunoco Pipeline LP, Sunoco Logistics Partners, Carber Holdings, Car-Ber Testing Texas LLC and Car-Ber Testing II LP. The Barboza brothers reside in Montgomery County, Texas.

Edward Fisher spoke to Law360 late Wednesday, August 24 stating that him and Matheny will be seeking “substantially more” than $1 million for their clients, who are still receiving treatment for their injuries.

“My clients were working from an elevated platform over 10 feet high, and they were blown off of the platform,” Fisher explained. “They had a ways to fall, and we would obviously seek to recover for any additional injuries as a result of that.”

Both Matheny and Fisher are experienced industrial accident attorneys who are Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Most recently, Matheny served on the litigation team that resolved the cases of several severely burned and deceased victims of the 2013 ExxonMobil refinery explosion. Edward Fisher successfully represented the families of all seven victims of the worst refinery explosion in Washington state history - the 2010 Tesoro refinery explosion in Anacortes, Washington. Earlier this year, Fisher obtained a jury verdict of $4.2 million following the death of a worker involved in an industrial accident.

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