Purchasers and developers of homes, farms and businesses expect the land and environment around the land to remain as it was at the time of purchase. Unfortunately, human activity sometimes damages neighboring properties, resulting in potential causes for litigation.
West Virginia contains areas known as the Marcellus shale region, where natural gas is trapped and accessible only through aggressive techniques known as fracking. Fracking operations inject hydraulic liquid at high pressure into shale rock to crack it open and release the gas. Wherever fracking is going on, large trucks and heavy equipment contribute to environmental pressures.
Side Effects Of Fracking Damage Properties
A significant problem for many property owners in the vicinity of fracking operations is damage to land, homes and other types of buildings. Side effects of fracking activities often include:
- Release of toxic fumes
- Water contamination
- Damage to foundations of buildings due to vibrations or settling of the land
- Destruction to roads
- Noise pollution
Where can you turn for help after your farm pond has been contaminated or poisonous water has come into your basement as a result of fracking in the area? Litigation attorneys at Hill, Peterson, Carper, Bee & Deitzler, PLLC, in Charleston, West Virginia, welcome your inquiry.
An Experienced Plaintiff's Attorney Can Evaluate Your Case
Through lawsuits already underway, our law firm has built up a body of knowledge related to fracking and property damage. We are prepared to put this knowledge and our litigation experience to work on your behalf after you have been injured or your property has been damaged by fracking activity. To speak with a lawyer about how our law firm can help you seek redress over fracking-related property loss, call or email us.