Hydraulic fracturing, also known as "fracking," is a controversial method used by many oilfield workers. In order to extract oil and natural gas from the ground, oil field workers can drill and inject fluid into the ground at a high pressure point. Due to the increased pressure levels, shale rocks containing natural sources of oil and petroleum fracture and release the natural gas into oil wells.
Although fracking is a common method used to propagate the oil and energy sector, a price is often paid. During the process of shale rock fracturing, toxic chemicals leak out of the wells and are released into the environment. Countless employees, oil workers, and innocent property owners have sustained serious injuries, damages, and fatal losses due to irresponsible fracking practices.
Do you think your injury or illness is related to hydraulic fracturing processes? If so, you must contact our San Antonio personal injury attorneys immediately. We are currently investigating fracking accident claims on behalf of victims throughout Texas. Our skilled trial attorneys are ready to help you obtain the financial support and justice you need at this time.
Have You Suffered Injury Or Toxic Exposure Due To Fracking?
As a result of fracking, hundreds of chemicals, carcinogens (cancer-causing agents), and toxic gases are released into the surrounding environment, including formaldehyde, lead, mercury, methanol gas, radium, and uranium. The toxic chemicals released during the process of hydraulic fracturing can leak into surrounding soil, gas wells, nearby groundwater, and public drinking water sources.
Common ailments associated with fracking include:
- Sensory impairment due to toxic exposure
- Respiratory failure due to toxic exposure
- Neurological damage due to toxic exposure
- Carbon monoxide poisoning
- Burn injuries caused by oil rig explosions and fires
- Accidents caused by defective equipment
- Crushing injuries
- Fuel spills
At the Wyatt Law Firm, our San Antonio personal injury attorneys have represented oil field employees, oil rig workers, and oilfield owners who have suffered catastrophic or fatal injuries. If you have suffered illness, injury, or disease related to fracking practices in a San Antonio oilfield, you must first seek appropriate medical attention, followed immediately by experienced legal counsel.
We Have A Passion For Justice
At the Wyatt Law Firm, we understand the sensitive nature of these types of claims. Victims will often spend months to years nursing an injury or illness. In some of the most severe cases, the injuries will be so severe that the victim will be rendered unable to speak, or surviving family members will be left to speak on behalf of a victim whose life was claimed in a fracking accident.
It is our mission to provide world-class legal advocacy to individuals who cannot fight on their own. You deserve to have a voice and you deserve to have your story heard in a court of law. We know how to determine if someone else's negligence directly contributed to the cause of your accident and to the extent of your injuries.
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Founding Attorney Paula Wyatt has earned the prestigious AV Preeminent® Rating* by Martindale-Hubbell®, and has even been selected as a lifetime member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum®. We have helped countless former clients recover the financial support needed for effective treatment.
As a smaller boutique law firm, we uphold the utmost levels of confidence and privacy as we work through your claim. Though insurance companies, oil companies, and other corporate entities may be utilizing their resources to create a case against you, we use our skill, experience, and manpower to build a strong, persuasive case in your favor. We truly have your best interests at heart and we are at your side every step of the way.
Start your case today. Upon initial consultation, we begin immediate investigations. Call our award-winning San Antonio trial lawyers for a free case evaluation.
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