Randal L. Menard — dedicated to making oil field polluters pay for the environmental and personal damage they cause in Lafayette and surrounding areas.
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 tried 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.
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If you were injured in a car, truck, motorcycle or bicycle accident due to someone else’s negligence, then you are entitled to compensation.
If you or your loved ones are suffering from a brain, spinal cord or burn injury due to someone else’s negligence, we can assist you in getting the right compensation. We also have proven experience in wrongful death cases, representing family members and others who have lost their loved ones.
If a malfunctioning or unreasonably dangerous product injured you, we at Randal L. Menard, A Law Corporation have the experience it takes to assist you in your products liability case.
If you or someone you love has been hurt on someone else’s property, you may have grounds for a premises liability case. At Randal L. Menard, A Law Corporation, we will give you candid advice about whether we believe you have grounds for getting compensated by the owner of the property.
If oil field pollution has damaged your health or property, you may be able to recover damages, even if the pollution happened a long time ago.