Eagle Ford Shale Accidents

Have You Been Injured On A South Texas Oil And Gas Field?

The Eagle Ford Shale region encompasses 30 South Texas counties and is the most active oil and gas region in the world with about 240 rigs running on a daily basis. This region is projected to grow for at least the next decade, bringing job and revenue growth opportunities to South Texas.

Those opportunities come with new risks. As the number of rigs increase, as the number of oilfield and shale region workers increase, as the number of commercial trucks driving narrow two-lane Texas roads increase, the likelihood that accidents may happen, causing serious and even fatal injuries, will increase as well.

Our Texas injury attorneys at Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Aziz have represented oil workers in the Gulf of Mexico and across Texas. We hold oil and gas companies responsible when their mistakes result in serious or fatal injury. We have more than 65 years of experience fighting for the rights of Texas oil and gas workers. Contact our office online or call our Houston law firm at 713-587-9668 (toll free 800-580-9121) to discuss how we can help you if you have been injured, lost a loved one or need to enforce property rights in the Eagle Ford Shale play.

Exploration Of The Eagle Ford Shale Has Led To 21 Active Fields

Petrohawk is credited with drilling the first wells in the Eagle Ford Region, uncovering the fast flowing Hawkville Field in LaSalle County in 2008. Peaking at one time at 31 active fields, there are currently 21 active fields in the Eagle Shale Region today.

These active fields have caused a change in the economics, employment and safety of this South Texas region. The oil and gas boom has meant an increase in:

  • Oilfield and gas well accidents
  • Rig or pipeline explosions
  • Exposure to toxic chemicals, including radioactive material and hydrogen sulfide
  • Accidents involving defective or malfunctioning heavy machinery
  • Commercial truck accidents
  • Motor vehicle accidents on rural two-lane roads
  • Pollution or contamination caused by exploration, drilling or fracking

In addition to workplace safety, wrongful death and increased motor vehicle accidents, the shale oil boom in South Texas has created legal issues that property owners must deal with:

  • Clearing title to oil and gas rights or surface rights
  • Leasing oil and gas rights to a drilling or fracking company
  • Enforcing rights to royalties for oil and gas production

Contact a Texas Eagle Ford Shale Play Lawyer

As oil and gas companies make millions off of the Eagle Ford region, many workers, their families and those who call South Texas home may be negatively affected. Do not think for a minute that a big oil and gas company is too large and powerful to confront when a mistake or wrongdoing results in injury to you, your family or your rights.

Since 1951, Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Aziz has been protecting the rights of those who have been injured throughout Texas from our office in Houston. We offer a free initial consultation; to speak with an oil and gas field accident attorney, call 713-587-9668 (toll free 800-580-9121) or contact us online.