Texas is experiencing an economic boom thanks to hydraulic fracturing techniques used for oil, as well as natural gas, exploration. However, the increased volume of drilling also has unintended consequences.
Rural roads have seen a huge increase in heavy trucks carrying machinery and equipment to well sites. This has lead to a triple-digit percentage increase in heavy truck accidents in several rural Texas counties. Additionally, a drilling rig creates an overnight heavy industrial jobsite in an otherwise rural location. Oil field crews work around the clock in dangerous conditions. Often, very serious injuries can happen out in the middle of nowhere – far from the nearest hospital.
If you, or someone you know, experienced injury due to occupation or proximity to oil or gas equipment or transportation, contact an attorney familiar with these situations to ensure you are protected legally.