Saturday, April 16, 2011

Law Firm Who Represents VICTIMS of Fracking...

We here at Fracktoid are not making any recommendations, but do find it interesting that there seems to be a Law Firm out of Washington DC who specializes in lawsuits filed on behalf of those who become victims  (fracjtoids) of the Natural Gas Industry's disruptive and destructive drilling practices that employ Horizontal Hydraulic Fracking. So, just in case someone is in NEED OF SUCH A LAW FIRM, thought we would pass their information here for you too read!

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Hydraulic Fracturing (Hydrofracking or Fracking) In Oil and Natural Gas Drilling Releases Carcinogens & Poisons Land & Water

[Introduction: If you or a loved one have suffered injuries or property damage, including water and air contamination, that you believe may have resulted from fracking (sometimes referred to as hydrofracking, frac jobs, fracting or fracing), you may have a legal claim for your injury or property damage. Our lawyers who handle fracking lawsuits are located in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia.  We represent clients in complex toxic tort, drug litigation and medical product liability lawsuits across the country.  Therefore, regardless of what state you're from, please fill out the "Contact Us" form on the left side of this page or email us so that Ashcraft & Gerel, LLP can have a lawyer familiar with the fracking litigation contact you to discuss your potential lawsuit.]

Hydraulic fracturing, also known as “fracking” or hydrofracking, is a drilling process in which natural gas and oil are extracted from deep underground by injecting large amounts of water and toxic chemicals through a wellbore to break up the rock, shale rock or coal beds, thereby enabling the natural gas and oil to escape. The extremely low natural permeability of shale has prompted companies to create these fractures in the shale formations in order to form a pathway along the fractures for the gas to flow and escape.

The use of fracking by energy companies has increased dramatically around the country in the past few years.  There are hundreds of chemicals used in fracking, many of which are known carcinogens, including benzene.  These toxic chemicals are being introduced into the environment, both underground and above ground, and as a result are causing well water poisoning, land devaluation, i.e., a severe drop in the value of land affected by the fracking process.  Some property owners have reported that their well water is contaminated and is no longer safe for drinking, bathing, or washing clothes.  In addition, people have reported trouble breathing due to hazardous chemicals that have been released into the air.  These serious health concerns associated with fracking or hydrofracking have adverse effects on people, drinking water, air and property values.

If you think you or a loved one may have suffered an injury or damages, including damage to or a reduction in the value of your land as a result of fracking, you owe it to yourself to speak to an experienced toxic tort attorney to see if you have a case and to discuss the possibility of bringing a lawsuit to recover for your damages and injuries. The attorney will be able to ascertain if you have a claim for which a lawsuit can be pursued and whether the case and lawsuit can be brought to a successful settlement, verdict, award or other recovery, and the experienced lawyer will be able to advise you on any deadlines for bringing your legal claim for damages. Please contact the law firm of Ashcraft & Gerel, LLP to discuss your case with an experienced fracking lawyer.

The lawyers at Ashcraft and Gerel, LLP have been leaders in pursuing mass tort lawsuits involving unsafe drugs, defective medical devices, asbestos causing physical injuries and death as well as reduction in property values, construction disasters, contaminated food products and tainted blood. Our attorneys have successfully brought about verdicts, settlements, awards or other recoveries in these and other lawsuits on behalf of a huge number of clients over many years.

We have a toll free number to reach an attorney to answer your questions with regard to your specific case. That number is 1-800-829-7037. Please ask to speak to Robert Samet, and he will place you in touch with one of our fracing lawyers. If you would prefer, please feel free to fill out the “Contact Us” form on the left side of this page or email us. Please be sure to include your name, address, telephone number (if you wish to be called), email address and the exact nature of your question, so that our lawyer can provide you with the specific information you seek about fracking lawsuits.