Have You Been Injured In An Oil Field Accident?
When someone is injured or killed in an oil field accident, the family members often find themselves dealing with a corporate machine. After the accident, there is usually a period of time when the oil company controls all information getting out from the field. They also attempt to control the investigation.
At McKnight and McKnight Law, APC, in Bakersfield, California, our lawyers will help you stand up to the machine. If you or a loved one has been harmed at Fruitvale oil field or another location in the San Joaquin Valley, call us at 661-578-5669 for a free case evaluation.
Protecting Your Rights After An Oil Field Accident
Following a serious accident at an oil field, the victims usually start out about three steps behind the oil company. It often takes the active involvement of an attorney to uncover and preserve the facts about how the accident happened. Oil company management tends to close ranks quickly after an accident. Injured parties may feel threatened and intimidated.
Sadly, oil field injuries are often so severe the injured party may not be able to return to work anyway. Oil field workers operate heavy machines with incendiary fluids moving under high pressure or at extreme temperatures. Injuries are often devastating: burns, loss of limb, brain injury or paralysis.
Many injured parties put off talking to a lawyer, hoping that the insurance company will take care of them. However, your injury or wrongful death claim will be handled by an insurance company that is only concerned about limiting the amount of money it has to pay you. The longer you wait, the more likely it is that crucial evidence you need to prove your case will be lost.