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Property Contamination

When companies Poison Your Land, Our Firm Forces THem to Make It Right

Louisiana Property Contamination Attorneys

Advocating Your Right to a Safe Environment

The Gulf region—particularly the lush lands of Louisiana—is a hotspot for drilling and fracking. Large oil and fracking corporations are harrowed for their positive influences on a small community: creating jobs and inserting a share of wealth into your once struggling town.

Unfortunately, they often think this affords them the ability to recklessly handle your land, violate environmental regulations, pollute your water, and expose you and your family to dangerous chemicals.

The reckless endangerment of thousands of people is not an acceptable business practice, and our legal team takes property contamination cases seriously. We have experience in winning compensation for our clients in order to afford them the ability to restore their home and water supply many times over, or relocate if remediation isn't possible. It’s your home, and you have a right to clean water and a safe environment. When these rights are infringed on your Louisiana property, Arnold & Itkin wants to bring the responsible parties to justice, and provide you with a safe, clean home. Our property contamination attorneys fight for what's right.

Recent History & Dangers of Fracking

“Fracking” is a term stemming from the word “fracture.” This process drills into shales, or soft slabs of rock deep beneath the earth’s surface. When these slabs are fractured by the drill using water and sand-based pressure, natural oil and gases are then forced up, where they can then be processed and put to use. While it is intended as a relatively simple process by which oil and gas companies can obtain materials at a deeper level, it causes significant environmental complications. Disrupting the deep layers of sedimentary rock has been known to cause tremors, and through the fractures, gases can be released into the surrounding groundwater. This can cut off a community's access to clean drinking water.

The Environmental Protection Agency has made recent stands against fracking, only to see their reports shoved back down into obscurity in order to protect oil and gas interests. However, there has been a recent resurgence of contamination cases, and now is the time to act if your property has been damaged from this process.

Contaminated Property Due to Drilling

When oil and gas companies realize they have drilled all that there is in an area of land, they often abandon their equipment—much of it deep within the surface of the earth. As this equipment rots, and the waste created during drilling disperses across the subterranean layers, the soil in the earth and the groundwater becomes contaminated. This results in land that can no longer grow plants and that can no longer produce drinkable water. In essence, a community is destroyed in the wake of oil and gas practices.

How Our Firm Works to Correct This Problem

In determining that your property’s damage is the direct result of drilling or fracking, we then have the opportunity to pursue litigation. Not only will a successful suit against the big oil companies result in a large settlement or verdict for you and your family, but it could deter these giant corporations from infringing upon the rights of other Louisiana residents whose properties could suffer similar fates.

Prominent Representation in Your Louisiana Property Contamination Case

In order to succeed against the large oil and natural gas machines, you need the help of an aggressive legal team unafraid to face industrial giants. Arnold & Itkin has won settlements against Fortune 500 defendants and has secured record-breaking recoveries nationally and in the state of Louisiana. Not only do we have the track record and experience required for large property contamination cases, but we understand the hardship this industrial responsibility has caused you. Our team’s compassion for your situation makes us fight even harder for your case.

Contact the legal team Arnold & Itkin at (888) 493-1629 for aggressive and dedicated representation in your Louisiana property contamination case. Your consultation is free!

Case Results

Check Out Our Victories

  • $8 Billion Top 3 Largest Jury Verdict in U.S. History Arnold & Itkin tried a case against Johnson & Johnson for failing to warn about a drug’s most damaging side effects: gynecomastia. Our skill, hard work, and dedication resulted in the third-largest jury verdict ever obtained for an individual ...
  • $357 Million Largest Workplace Accident Settlement in Texas history Arnold & Itkin LLP secured a massive nine-figure settlement against a transnational corporation for a workplace incident. The settlement set a Texas record for being the largest personal injury settlement in the state’s history.
  • $222 Million Record-Breaking Verdict for Widow Our firm won $222 million for a woman who lost her husband in an industrial accident caused by a faulty valve. We took the case to trial because the at-fault company refused to take responsibility. The jury saw through the corporate lies and double ...
  • $205 Million Confidential Settlement Obtained for Numerous Clients Arnold & Itkin reached a record $205,000,000 settlement on behalf of clients after several years of hard-fought litigation. The case settled just before trial was set to begin.
  • $193 Million Settlement Won for Victims of Pipeline Explosion Offshore injury lawyers at Arnold & Itkin fought for two workers who were injured in a pipeline explosion at sea, one of whom passed away. Our relentless investigation and advocacy resulted in a nine-figure settlement that will provide for our ...
  • $171 Million One of the Largest Confidential Settlements in History Arnold & Itkin worked over the course of several years to represent clients in a case that many other law firms turned down. In the end, we were able to obtain a record-setting confidential settlement.
  • $139 Million Massive Settlement Achieved for Victims of an Oilfield Incident Arnold & Itkin LLP negotiated a huge $139,000,000 settlement for injured families affected by an oilfield incident in the eastern United States, settling one week before trial.
  • $125 Million Settlement Won for Widow of Dredge Worker Offshore lawyers at Arnold & Itkin LLP won a nine-figure settlement for a woman who lost her husband in a pipeline explosion. By pushing the case toward trial, our firm pressured the defendant into settling with our client, allowing her to rebuild ...
  • $117 Million Largest Single-Event Personal Injury Verdict in Louisiana History Arnold & Itkin represented a pregnant woman who experienced stomach pain and called Acadian Ambulance. The driver of the ambulance drove the ambulance into the back of a sugar cane truck causing the plaintiff's spine to be severed at T4 and for her ...
  • $116 Million Confidential Settlement Arnold & Itkin LLP negotiated a massive nine figure settlement on behalf of their clients after several years of hard fought litigation.
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