Hurricane Harvey of 2017 caused widespread devastation and inundations
across Texas. The Woodlands was one of the regions heavily affected by
the storm cell. Hundreds of homes were flooded and suffered catastrophic
damage as a result.
Now, 485 homeowners living in the Timarron Park subdivision of The Woodlands
are demanding answers and compensation. A lawsuit was recently filed against
The Woodlands Land Development Company, the Howard Hughes Corporation,
and LJA Engineering for negligently designing and constructing a neighborhood
in what should have been a known flood plain.
Attorney Tommy Fibich of Fibich, Leebron, Copeland & Briggs in Houston is acting as one
of the plaintiff party’s legal representatives.
In the lawsuit we have helped construct, we clearly note the region’s
history of flooding. There are at least five noticeable inundations in
the last 40 years that have drowned that portion of land. Yet the defendants
still chose to build a neighborhood on the flood plain. We have also found
evidence that suggests the defendants did not consider reliable data when
choosing the elevation of homes plotted in the area.
We hope to secure compensation for all clients that help pay for property
repairs, lost or damaged personal property, and noneconomic damages, such
as the undue hardship experienced due to displacement and the danger of
flooding. If you would like to know more about this ongoing case, you can
click here to review a press release we have distributed locally. We also encourage you to
contact our Houston injury lawyers at
713.999.3681 to discuss if you are eligible to file a similar claim after your home
was damaged due to flooding.