The oil boom in Texas is often a double-edged sword. While it has brought countless jobs and a thriving industry to the state, it has also caused numerous accidents, injuries, deaths, and disputes. Unfortunately, because of the inherently dangerous nature of the work, many oilfield workers have fallen victim to catastrophic oilfield accidents. Landowners and businesses have been affected as well, with the Gulf Oil Spill causing widespread damage and ongoing disagreements over land rights leaving Texas property owners embroiled in contentious legal conflicts. Even unrelated motorists have suffered when large oil tankers and other vehicles cause accidents on our highways and roads.
At The Law Offices of Tyler & Peery, we assist individuals, oilfield workers, families, landowners, and businesses throughout the state with a wide variety of oilfield accident claims and oil-related issues. Our San Antonio-based oilfield accident attorneys have more than 100 years of combined experience that they are ready to put to work for you.
Contact us today online or at (210) 774-6445 to schedule a free, confidential consultation.
Lawyers for Oil Spill Victims along the Texas Gulf Coast
In 2010, an oil leak resulting from an explosion in the Gulf of Mexico spewed untold gallons of oil into the Gulf. As tides and winds carried the oil throughout the region, individuals, business owners, and fisherman all faced tremendous changes to their lives and livelihoods. Nearly 20 years later, the effects of one of the largest and most devastating oil spills in history can still be felt.
The oil spill could not have come at a worse time. After residents of New Orleans and the entire Gulf Coast had just begun to recover from Hurricane Katrina, they found that much of the time and effort they had invested in rebuilding could be lost.
At The Law Offices of Tyler & Peery, we understand just how extensive the effects of the Gulf Oil Spill are. As Board-Certified Personal Injury Specialists (attorneys Dennis Peery, John N. Tyler, James Shaffer, and Jeffrey W. Jones are Board-Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization), we have represented countless clients whose lives have been destroyed by the negligence of others. Our focus is on helping them achieve favorable settlements and jury verdicts in state and federal courts.
Compensation is Available for Gulf Oil Spill Victims
The BP oil spill was caused by “gross negligence,” according to Judge Barbier, who presided over the case. BP was found 67% at fault for the spill, while Transocean, the drilling rig owner, was found 30% responsible and Halliburton, the cement firm, was found 3% liable for the spill.
Under the Oil Pollution Act, oil companies and other negligent parties face increased penalties when their actions cause oil spills. These penalties include millions of dollars paid in compensation for certain damages and removal costs related to damage caused by the oil spill. In addition to millions of dollars in economic and environmental damage compensation, billions of dollars in federal funds may also be available to Gulf Oil Spill victims.
If you have been harmed by the Gulf Oil Spill, you may be entitled to some of this compensation. The San Antonio oilfield accident attorneys at The Law Offices of Tyler & Peery can help you determine whether or not you may be eligible. We can pursue compensation on your behalf by holding the oil company and other negligent corporations accountable for the harm they caused.
Taking on large corporations requires extensive resources, especially when complex issues of federal law are involved. However, our legal team is well-prepared to achieve the best possible results. We are seasoned trial lawyers who have the knowledge and experience necessary to hold oil executives responsible for all legitimate claims resulting from the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
Eagle Ford Shale Accident Attorneys
The Eagle Ford Shale cuts a wide swath of land, covering much of South Texas, 50 miles wide and 400 miles long. The Eagle Ford Shale is responsible for the Texas oil boom, which is a good thing. It's helped create plenty of jobs for oil and gas workers, along with truck drivers and other companies that support the oil and gas industry. But if you have a legal problem related to oil and natural gas in Texas—and plenty of people do, from injuries to landowner lease disputes—contact an experienced Eagle Ford Shale attorney in San Antonio.
Since 1990, The Law Offices of Tyler & Peery has been representing landowners in lease disputes regarding mineral rights with the oil and gas companies. We also represent oil and gas workers injured in drilling rig and well-site accidents on the Eagle Ford Shale in South Texas.
Our practice includes:
- All types of oil and gas workers injured on the Eagle Ford Shale
- Well-site blowouts and other accidents on the Barnett Shale
- Pipeline explosions caused by a lack of safety precautions and maintenance
- Oil drilling injuries, from well-site blowouts to moving equipment
- Landowners with natural gas and oil landowner lease disputes with oil and gas companies
- Truck accidents related to oil and gas transportation and fracking well-site construction
- Environmental injuries from groundwater contamination and oil spills
We have the experience and the dedication necessary to get the best outcome possible under the circumstances, whether that's a settlement in a conference room or in front of a jury in the courtroom.
Contact The Law Offices of Tyler & Peery
Were you taken advantage of as a landowner? Were you injured from a blowout or other accident as an oil and gas worker? Has your business suffered as a result of the BP Oil Spill? The Law Offices of Tyler & Peery can help. Call our dedicated and experienced oilfield accident attorneys in San Antonio for a free, confidential consultation.
We can be reached online or by phone at (210) 774-6445.