Texas Oil and Gas Accident Attorney
- August 9, 2014
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Dallas Oil and Gas Rig Accident Attorney
Hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling are helping operators and producers extract record volumes from shale formations across the United States. To date, Texas has the most active oil and natural gas drilling sites in the country with active “plays” or shale formations in West Texas (Permian), Eagle Ford, South Texas, and North Texas (Barnett Shale). As oil and gas production continues to rise, so will the number of active drills and the amount of people employed to operate these drills.
Members of our communities working on oil and gas drilling rigs are subjected to some of the most hazardous industrial conditions in the United States. Oil and gas accidents and serious injuries and fatalities occur far too often on oil and gas drilling rigs. If you or someone you know has been injured or killed as the result of an oil and gas accident, please contact a Dallas oil and gas accident attorney at The Hagood Law Firm, PLLC.
Jared Hagood, the oil rig accident attorney at The Hagood Law Firm, PLLC has the experience of handling severe injury and death cases against large oil and gas operators and contractors. Our oil and gas accident attorneys ensure that the oil and gas companies and contractors are held accountable for oil drilling accidents and oil field accidents.
Oil Rig Accidents
Given the dangerous nature of oil and gas drilling, the propensity for severe injuries are always a reality; the need for promoting safety practices is required at all times. In spite of this all to real reality, many oil and gas companies operate with a conscious indifference to the rights, welfare, and safety of the communities and men and women who work on oil and gas rigs by not focusing on safety and instead focus on how quickly they can complete drilling and begin production. Their failures to abide by their responsibilities and duties leads to:
- Drilling accidents,
- Carelessness or recklessness,
- Failing to not have or update safety procedures,
- Failure to provide or post safety procedures,
- Failure to give proper training,
- Failure to give proper warning,
- Delays in equipment maintenance or repair,
- Defective equipment,
- Gas leaks,
- Failure to communicate,
- Improper construction and maintenance,
- Oil and gas field accidents,
- Oil rig explosions,
- Falls from oil rigs,
- Falling objects from rigs or drilling platforms,
- Failing to have proper safety monitoring devices for hazardous gases or liquids,
- Failing to prevent exposure of toxic chemicals, gases, and liquids,
- Failing to monitor for or protect the communities and workers from Hydrogen Sulfide Gas (H2S),
- Failing to have proper protective clothing.
Many roughnecks in the oil patch will tell you that oil and gas drilling is a 24-hour around the clock job. The dangerous working requirements associated with oil and gas drilling give rise for oil and gas operators and contractors to have greater responsibilities and duties to reasonably prevent serious catastrophic injuries. With great power comes great responsibility; the violation of responsibility demands justice.
Contact a Dallas Oil and Gas Accident Attorney
If you or a loved one is the victim of an oil and gas accident, we invite you to contact the Texas oil and gas accident attorney at The Hagood Law Firm, PLLC at 214-706-0835 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org for a free consultation. Our experienced oil and gas accident attorney has the passion, the will, and the commitment to help you.