Permian Basin Accident Lawyers
Do I Need a Lawyer?
The Permian Basin has brought great wealth to the states of Texas and New Mexico, with no slowdown in sight. The farming communities in the region are experiencing significant changes – and a staggering increase in truck accidents. Permian Basin accidents resulting in severe, catastrophic, or fatal injuries carry consequences that can last a lifetime. It is impossible to imagine the devastation suffered by families who have lost a loved one in a tragic accident. A moment of inattention or distraction by another driver can change a life forever.
If you or a loved one suffered injuries in an accident in the Permian Basin, ensure you have legal representation from an experienced personal injury lawyer. The legal team at Sorey, Gilliland & Hull, LLP represents the injured or families who have lost a loved one in Permian Basin accident cases in both Texas and New Mexico. For information and free case consultation, call (800) 750-5075.
Types of Permian Basin Accidents
The most common types of accidents occurring in the Permian Basin are vehicle-related. Roads and highways built to support the farming communities in the area are now the main arteries used by oil companies to transport extracted oil and gas, sand for fracking, and heavy equipment. Shocking numbers of accidents are occurring each year on these minor highways. Truck drivers, often overtired and overworked, driving negligently, are leaving families devastated, in emotional turmoil, and suffering.
Accident Statistics: The Permian Basin
Statistics provided by Energent reveal that the rise in oilfield activity has led to a 17 percent increase in accidents over the prior quarter. Traffic deaths have increased 36 percent year to year. US Rt 285 is now commonly referred to as “Death Highway,” and considered one of the most dangerous roads in the nation. The majority of the accidents occurred on US Rt 285, affecting people living in the following communities:
- Big Springs
- Fort Stockton
While US Rt 285, as the main artery, has arguably become the most dangerous road in the nation, the smaller roads connecting the highway to Kermit, Wink, Notrees, Goldsmith, Andrews, and Gardendale have also been affected. If you or a family member was severely injured on one of these roads, we urge you to contact a Permian Basin truck accident attorney at Sorey, Gilliland & Hull, LLP today.
How Can Justice be Served?
Oil companies are reaping massive profits by extracting oil and gas in the region – but are they willing to compensate innocent people who were injured, impaired, unable to work, or to support families who have lost a loved one? To achieve true justice requires the assistance of an experienced trial lawyer. Injury claims are not straightforward. The process of recovering compensation is complicated. All supporting evidence must be gathered and preserved, including accident investigations and reports, data from medical experts, photo or video images, and a claim or lawsuit must be filed within the time restrictions imposed by the statute of limitations.
Who is Liable?
Our legal team at Sorey, Gilliland & Hull, LLP takes on Permian Basin accident cases. Our attorneys are accomplished and have dedicated their professional careers to protecting the rights of the injured. Your case may have several liable parties, depending upon what occurred.
Many oil industry trucks are not properly maintained. If a truck system failure resulted in an injury accident, a maintenance firm or the oil company, or trucking firm could be held liable. The first step is a free case consultation from our legal team, with no obligation. Whether we take on your case or not, we are open to answering your questions about the process of seeking full and fair compensation.
The Permian Basin: Largest Oil Producing Region in the World.
The Permian Basin has now outstripped the top producing Saudi oilfield, producing 3.8 million barrels per day. Servicing this level of production requires an astounding number of trucks, drivers, oil field workers, and equipment. The enormous size of the field, stretching from West Texas to New Mexico, currently has an average of 5,316 wells drilled each year. Once peaceful farming communities are now flooded with people, cars, trucks, and industrial vehicles. Quiet country roads built for farm vehicles have become arteries to move workers and oil industry trucks at all hours of the day.
Death Highway and Tired Drivers
US Rt 285 has been dubbed “Death Highway” due to the shocking number of deaths occurring each year. The oil industry is tough. Drivers may work a ten or eleven-day week, fourteen hours a day, and get little sleep. The result is an exhausted driver who makes terrible decisions and is unable to control the truck safely. Adding to the problem, thousands of workers moving into the area drive cars, trucks, SUVs, and motor homes. Drug or alcohol intoxication adds to the problem. If you or a loved one has been injured on “Death Highway,” take the time for a free consultation from Sorey, Gilliland & Hull, LLP by calling (800) 750-5075 today.
We Can Come to You.
If you are not in a condition to meet us at our office, we can arrange to visit you where you are, whether at home or in the hospital or a convenient place. We understand that after a serious injury, it can be impossible to drive – or engage in almost any of your normal daily activities. We will come to you if this is what is needed.
Why Choose Sorey, Gilliland & Hull, LLP?
Personal injury attorneys vary widely in how they approach their cases. At Sorey, Gilliland & Hull, LLP, we take on cases fully dedicated to seeking the maximum compensation possible. As a trial law firm, we craft our cases as if they are going to court. While many cases are settled out of court, our professional case development is a powerful advantage in the negotiating process – the insurance company or their lawyers understand that we mean business.
Contact Us Today
At Sorey, Gilliland & Hull, LLP, we provide legal services on a contingency fee basis – you will owe no legal fees unless we successfully resolve your case. There is no obligation in calling us and arranging a free case consultation. Contact us today – we represent the injured in both Texas and New Mexico.