Oil Field Pollution Louisiana lawyer pursues fair compensation when you or your property has been damaged
Randal Menard — dedicated to making oil field polluters pay for the environmental and personal damage they cause in Lafayette
In Louisiana, oil has been causing damage for many years. Due to bad maintenance or negligence, the groundwater and properties that you live on may be contaminated with poisonous substances caused by oil field pollution or accidents. Some chemicals may have moved through the ground or groundwater to Louisiana properties that are relatively far away from actual oil fields. As Louisiana residents committed to public service, we at Randal L. Menard, A Law Corporation have a personal drive to make polluters pay for the damage they cause our fellow Louisiana citizens.
What to do if you suspect your property might be damaged by oil field pollution
If you own your property in Louisiana, you generally also own the land below and the air above it. If oil field pollution has contaminated or damaged your land or its water sources — or if you have been injured due to such pollution — you can file a "Corbello" or personal injury claim.
A Corbello case is a case filed against (former) polluters who lease land and use it as an oil field, causing pollution to the property or the groundwater below it, and do not reasonably restore it after their use or lease ends.
Although the state legislature has tried to limit cases in which an individual can receive compensation and tries to divert compensation for oil field pollution into programs to clean up the pollution, the issues surrounding this kind of litigation and the new legislation have not been resolved. It seems that in certain cases, there is room left for individual victims to file personal injury or property damage claims.
Why you require the assistance of a personally driven local attorney to evaluate and assist you in your case
Due to the complexity and the recent legal changes in these cases, it is very important to speak to an experienced and candid litigation attorney like Randal Menard. In order to prove oil field pollution, extensive tests and research must be done and experts willing and able to testify must be found. We have the knowledge and the drive to tackle oil field pollution cases. As local Louisiana residents, we share your environmental concerns and want our state to be pollution-free.
Contact Randal Menard today for a free initial consultation in Lafayette, LA
If you are looking for an experienced attorney in Lafayette with flexible hours, free initial consultations and easy parking options, you can reach 24/7 by calling Randal L. Menard, A Law Corporation at 337-232-8235 or contacting us online. Our office is normally open Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.