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Southeast Texas Law Firm hosts town hall following TPC explosions

Monk Law Firm brought out several lawyers from across Texas to inform folks about their rights, before signing documents with TPC Group Plant.

BEAUMONT, Texas — Dozens gathered outside of Monk Law Firm Sunday to discuss the possibility of  getting legal counseling, after the TPC explosion left widespread damage across Mid County and parts of Orange county. 

Attorney Brandon Monk, who was raised in Port Neches, never thought he would be organizing a town hall, for those impacted by the explosion. Monk believes that people should educate themselves on their rights before settling with TPC. 

"This is going to become more common, if we don't do things to stand up against the refineries to let them know that a poor  maintenance record affects people," Monk said. 

He assembled a team of attorneys from across the state to ensure folks know their rights before settling with TPC. Several law firms across Southeast Texas have filed suits against the refinery company. 

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Among the crowd of people is Roberta Prince, who's home suffered extensive damage as a result of the blast.

"I haven't slept for three days, I can't sleep. I'm terrified. I live 2 1/2 blocks from the plant and I never thought this would happen," Prince said.

TPC has asked folks with damage to report to them through a community assistance helpline and they'll have insurance adjusters follow up.  

If you still have damage to your property officials with TPC say to call their community assistance helpline at 866-601-5880 to file a claim.