The devastating flooding in mid-Michigan during May 2020 should have been prevented. The Sanford and Edenville dam breaches were not the fault of Mother Nature. There were warning signs for years about trouble with the aging dams and these floods could have been prevented with proper oversight and maintenance.
The raging floodwaters destroyed homes, businesses and schools and forced the evacuation of more than 10,000 people. The owners of the dams ignored federal and state government officials who predicted this flooding would happen if the dams were not maintained and updated.
Ven Johnson Law, PLC, is joining forces with Romanucci & Blandin, LLC, to represent homeowners and business owners in the area who suffered property damage. The Chicago-based, national trial practice firm has expertise in complex, high profile mass tort and class action cases, including the fight against e-cigarette manufacturer JUUL, Boeing for the faulty 737 MAX, the mass shooting at MGM Las Vegas, and Sterigenics in the toxic environmental pollution case.
Property owners who suffered devastating losses in the May 19, 2020 floods may not be aware of several key dates that could impact their ability to be compensated by insurance companies.
- Friday, July 3 – Deadline to file Notice of Claim for sewage and stormwater damage to property
- Monday, July 20 – Deadline to file property damage claim with some insurance companies
What options do residents and business owners who suffered property damage and/or personal injuries have?
Ven Johnson Law, PLC, and Romanucci & Blandin, LLC, have partnered to assemble the best team of local and national mass tort, personal injury, and insurance attorneys to file a mass tort lawsuit on behalf of clients who have suffered devastating losses.
The defining difference between this legal filing and others, which take a class action approach, is that a mass tort filing allows individual property owners to be evaluated and compensated on the merits of their own situation, rather than as a “cookie cutter” or one-size-fits all case.
If you have questions regarding your case related to the May 2020 flooding in Michigan, please contact us today for a free consultation at 1-855-VEN-FIGHTS or email MichiganFlood@venjohnsonlaw.com. If you believe you are a key witness to these key events, please contact us as well.
Mid-Michigan Flooding Media Coverage
Midland Daily News, Wednesday June 17
Attorneys Ven Johnson and Thomas Waun visited Midland this week to make a few stops and begin their investigation into the Midland area flooding that occurred nearly a month ago.
CBS Detroit, Thursday June 4
Two nationally recognized personal injury law firms, Ven Johnson Law, PLC, and Romanucci & Blandin, LLC, together announce the filing of lawsuit on behalf of flooding victims in mid-Michigan
WWJ, Detroit, Thursday June 4
Ven talks about the Midland lawsuit, how the dam owners are at fault
Reporter – Beth Fisher
WNEM, Saginaw, Thursday June 4
WNEM previews the virtual town hall hosted by Ven Johnson Law and Romanucci & Blandin
Anchor – Colette Boyd
NBC25/ FOX66, Flint, Thursday June 4
NBC25/ FOX66 previews the virtual town hall hosted by Ven Johnson Law and Romanucci & Blandin
Anchor – Rachelle Spence