Gas Drilling Accidents: Groundwater Contamination
Groundwater Contamination and Injury Claims in West Virginia
Groundwater contamination is a serious concern in gas drilling accidents, and other accidents that may occur on a well site or oil or natural gas field. Groundwater contamination is most often caused by chemical spills that occur in drilling accidents, and also during hydraulic fracturing, or the process of injecting highly-pressurized materials like chemicals, water or sand deep into the bed of Marcellus shale that exists beneath West Virginia. This method of natural gas extraction can be effective, but poses a serious threat to groundwater that comes in contact with the injected material, or that is otherwise contaminated by newly-released reservoirs of natural gas.
Groundwater contamination can have a great deal of negative effects on an environment, as well as on a person who unknowingly drinks contaminated groundwater, or consumes foods that have been in contact with contaminated groundwater. When individuals become sick from their contact with groundwater that has been contaminated by gas drilling operations in the vicinity, the corporations responsible may be required by a court to provide financial compensation to account for any costs related to medical care or emotional trauma. A skilled West Virginia gas drilling accident lawyer with Fitzsimmons Firm can provide assertive, confident representation of your needs in court.
Groundwater Contamination Injuries in West Virginia
The legal team at the Fitzsimmons Firm is composed of highly-skilled, highly-motivated professionals who possess a deep understanding of the law and how it related to personal injury. The firm has represented the interests of many clients throughout West Virginia who have been injured in gas drilling accidents as well as those who face additional hardships or complications due to groundwater contamination. Those corporations responsible for contaminating pure, unfiltered water sources should be held accountable, and the Fitzsimmons Firm has a long-standing history of holding corporations accountable for their negligence.
Contact a West Virginia gas drilling accident attorneyif you have reason to believe that you are suffering the effects of groundwater contamination and want to discuss your legal options.