It is expected that a Houston-based oilfield service company will resume fracking this upcoming summer. Although the company closed service locations, including locations in South Texas for “not performing adequately,” the fracking company plans to resume its business that will contribute to the company’s future profitability.
Fracking accidents in Texas can often be extremely dangerous and serious. If you or a loved one is dealing with a fracking accident in Texas, it is important to reach out to an experienced attorney from Zehl & Associates who will fight for your justice and legal rights.
Fracking Personal Injury
Fracking accidents involve a range of serious injuries, including, but not limited to:
- Traumatic brain injuries;
- Body disfigurements;
- Broken bones; and
- Severe burns.
Individuals who live near fracking sites are exposed to a wide variety of illnesses believed to be related to the toxic chemicals involved in hydraulic fracking. These dangerous chemicals have been found to be in surface water, air, and groundwater.
Dangerous Chemical Exposure
According to the Center for Environmental Health, 25% of chemicals used in fracking have been linked to cancer. Residents who live closer to the fracking sites of natural gas wells have been found to be at a higher risk for respiratory problems and nervous system disorders.
Dangerous chemicals can include, but are not limited to:
- Acrylonitrile; and
- Nitrogen oxides.
These chemicals have been known to cause side effects of stomach pain, nausea, partial paralysis, blindness, damage to nervous system, cancer, delayed development, and learning disabilities.
Fracking companies can be held liable for a preventable injury for which the fracking company must be held accountable to the victim. You or your loved one can receive substantial compensation from the pain and suffering the victim has experienced, loss of earnings, medical bills, and loss of life.
It is important to reach out and contact an experienced Texas personal injury attorney from Zehl & Associates who will assist you with your case. The first step to filing a lawsuit is consulting with an experienced attorney who has the knowledge and resources to manage your case.
Contact Zehl & Associates’ Attorneys
If you or a loved one has been injured from a fracking accident or has experienced significant health problems related to living near a fracking site, it is important to reach out to an experienced Texas personal injury attorney who will protect your legal rights. The attorneys at Zehl & Associates have extensive experience prosecuting claims for fracking accidents.
Contact the personal injury attorneys at Zehl & Associates today for a free consultation and case evaluation. You can either call us at 1-888-603-3636 or visit one of our offices located in Houston and Austin.