Oil and Gas Litigation
Oil and gas litigation involves both business disputes and personal injury litigation. As one of the most dangerous industries on earth, injuries and fatalities can occur for a variety of reasons, including faulty or defective equipment, refinery explosions, and fires. Similarly, business disputes can arise from all kinds of issues, such as disputes with lease and exploration agreements. In any case, oil and gas litigation is a complex and constantly evolving area of the law. You need a law firm with extensive experience in all facets of oil and gas litigation, from chemical burn injuries to business disputes involving industry leaders. Contact a Houston Oil and Gas Lawyer Today.
The Personal Injury Side of Oil and Gas Litigation
Texas produces approximately 30% of the country’s oil and about the same share of natural gas, and we boast more than 800 operational drilling rigs. Texans are proud of our oil, but with such an abundance of anything there is bound to be problems. Unfortunately, the oil and gas industry is inherently dangerous. Workers are constantly surrounded by heavy equipment, explosives, dangerous chemicals, and toxic fumes, and they often work from extremely high places. Sadly, serious injuries and fatalities are not uncommon in this field of work. The good news is – most of these injuries and deaths are largely preventable. The majority of accidents occur due to negligence. For this reason, it is of the utmost importance for workers to always adhere to safety regulations and to report any violations immediately.
The Business Side of Oil and Gas Litigation
Then there’s the business-side of oil and gas litigation. Mineral rights, title issues, royalty disputes, contract disputes, dormant mineral act claims, leases, code issues. And the list goes on. The Kirk Law Firm has represented royalty owners against major oil companies to recover payment deductions for wrongful post production expenses, litigation by non-operating working interest owners against lease operators, surface owners to recover surface damage payments, and pollution of aquifers caused by casing leaks and pipeline litigation.
Our firm also represents landowners who have been approached by oil and gas companies that wish to buy their property’s natural resources. Many landowners have no idea that there is oil and gas beneath their property. Suddenly, mineral buyers show up at their front door, offering significantly less than fair value. It seems like a windfall for the landowner – any dollar figure is more than he or she had that morning. Don’t fall into that trap. If mineral buyers or land agents approach you about oil and gas on your property, contact an experienced oil and gas litigation law firm immediately.
The Kirk Law Firm – Oil and Gas Attorneys Serving Houston and the Surrounding Areas
Our firm has successfully represented countless clients in oil and gas litigation cases. We have the experience and knowledge necessary to navigate this complex area of the law and position clients for the most favorable outcome possible. Contact the Kirk Law Firm today for a free consultation about your case.
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