Maritime Lawyer Steve Gordon, of Gordon, Elias & Seely, L.L.P., has filed a Transocean Rig Explosion Lawsuit in Houston, Texas on behalf of the family of Karl Kleppinger, Jr. who is still missing and considered deceased. Eleven of the 126 people aboard Deepwater Horizon remain missing.
The Gordon, Elias & Seely website says that it has “contemplated filing a possible Temporary Restraining Order, TRO, in the Transocean Deepwater Horizon explosion that took place on April 20, 2010. A TRO is filed for many reasons – one of which would be to preserve evidence or not to cause spoliation of evidence.
“Since an ongoing investigation of great magnitude is already being conducted by The Coast Guard and the Minerals Management Service on possible causes of the explosion, the law firm of Gordon, Elias & Seely, LLP, state that it is foolish to either stop or interfere in this ongoing investigation and filing a TRO would only be done for sensationalism.”
The firm says it has: “determined that there were a series of explosions prior to the main explosion. This means that the people that may have died in the main explosion suffered great, great fear and mental anguish. This further means that the families of these great workers that gave their lives to Transocean have a very large monetary Jones Act claim for what is called conscious pain and suffering. These are very important facts that apparently have been attempted to be suppressed by Transocean and British Petroleum (BP) that will be revealed in the Coast Guard investigation.”