Representing Victims Injured in Oil and Gas Incidents
When oil and gas companies do not respond to reported gas leaks, provide proper training and safety equipment, or properly maintain pipelines, storage tanks, gas lines and drilling rigs, accidents happen. And these accidents injure not only workers, but also people with homes and offices near the work sites.
Major Types of Oil and Gas Accidents
Too often, it seems as though energy companies fail to fix a problem (or multiple problems) until it is too late. Oil and gas incidents that injure workers and nearby residents include:
- Gas leaks
- Pipeline explosions
- Chemical plant and refinery accidents
- Oil field accidents
- Well maintenance accidents
- Drilling rig accidents and blowouts
- Petrochemical incidents on ship channels, including the Houston Ship Channel
- Oil spills
- Hydro fracking issues such as those found at the Eagle Ford Shale and Barnett Shale sites
- Commercial trucking accidents involving big rig trucks traveling to and from the oil fields, often carrying heavy equipment
Why Hire Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Friend?
As the oldest plaintiffs personal injury law firm in Texas, the trial attorneys of Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Friend have more than 60 years of experience representing clients who are injured because of someone else's negligence.
Such negligence can have disastrous results. Dozens of pipeline explosions, oil spills and refinery fires happen each year — including a number that can be deemed significant or major oil and gas incidents. The oil and gas booms in both North Texas on the Barnett Shale and South Texas on the Eagle Ford Shale have led to an increase in oil and gas acccidents in those areas as well. While not all of these accidents cause serious injury or death, they still can have residual effects by polluting the air, contaminating groundwater or causing other environmental damage.
Our lawyers have been involved in many oil and gas accidents, from helping workers injured in refinery plant fires — such as the explosion at the BP facility in Texas City in 2005 — to representing individuals whose homes were destroyed in natural gas explosions.
Seek Justice: Call the Personal Injury Trial Lawyers of Abraham Watkins
Many accidents are the result of carelessness. If you've been injured in an oil and gas accident, call 713-222-7211 (toll free 800-646-9006) or contact our office online.