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Eagle Ford Shale Accidents

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The Eagle Ford Shale, located in South Texas, is a layer of dense rock that is a valuable source of oil and gas. Oil and gas companies constantly create new exploratory wells in the shale stone to release the natural gas deposits.

Home to over 200 active operators in a 30-county area, the Eagle Ford Shale region is located to the south of San Antonio, with workers traveling from all over the state to work in any number of counties, including Dimmitt, McMullen, Atascosa, Karnes, DeWitt and Gonzalez Counties.

At Herrera Law Firm, our experienced legal team understands that the area provides jobs related to natural gas and oil exploration. Work related to exploratory operations often is extremely dangerous. The process horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing (hydro-fracking) leads to an increased risk of explosions, fires and accidents involving cranes, construction vehicles and heavy equipment.

The Herrera Law Firm has handles wrongful death cases, including a case involving a fatality in the Eagle Ford energy sector.

How an attorney may be able to help after an Eagle Ford Shale accident

If you or a loved one was injured in an oil field accident at the Eagle Ford Shale in South Texas, contact a knowledgeable and experienced San Antonio law firm that puts people first. Call 1-800-455-1054 to discuss the circumstances of your Eagle Ford Shale accident with an experienced attorney at Herrera Law Firm.

Oil rig accidents can vary from drilling rig accidents to car and truck accidents involving construction vehicles and other heavy equipment. While some accidents may only result in minor cuts and bruises, injuries can range from burn injuries to amputation or loss of limbs and even fatal injuries leading to a wrongful death claim.

What causes Eagle Ford Shale accidents? Accidents at the Eagle Ford Shale may be traced back to the negligence of companies or third parties in the field. Companies sometimes hire inexperienced workers who put others in dangers. A variety of contractors and third parties may be working at the time, which can lead to complicated liability issues in case of an Eagle Ford Shale accident.