The Marcellus Shale oil and natural gas formation extends beneath a vast area in the Northeastern United States. In Pennsylvania, the Marcellus Shale formation can be found underneath towns throughout the state, particularly in Western Pennsylvania near Johnstown, Altoona, Latrobe, and other nearby communities.
A controversial form of drilling known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is designed to extract the natural gas and oil. Even when fracking does not take place in these communities, truck traffic often increases dramatically due to work associated with the Marcellus Shale. In particular, trucks carrying water and pumping materials often use Interstate 99 and Route 22 near Altoona, Route 219 near Johnstown, and Route 422 in Indiana.
Truck accidents in Western PA associated with fracking have increased in recent years. As a result, Marcellus Shale fracking truck accidents have become increasingly more common in Pennsylvania. If you or a loved one was injured or died in a truck wreck, contact us at Marcus & Mack today. We represent victims of accidents involving 18-wheelers and other large commercial vehicles working in the Marcellus Shale drilling industry.
Why Do I Need a Lawyer if I’m Involved in a Marcellus Shale Truck Accident?
Marcellus Shale trucking accidents frequently are traced back to the following factors:
- Poorly maintained trucks
- Mistakes by the driver
- Driver fatigue
- Untrained drivers
- Unqualified drivers
If any of these contributing factors played a role in your accident, you might think you don’t need an attorney to resolve your accident claim. You might think that the oil or gas company or trucking company’s insurance company will quickly compensate you for medical bills, damage to your vehicle and other expenses.
Don’t be so sure. Oil and companies, trucking companies, and insurance companies might say they want to work with you. In our experience, these large corporations often only care about one thing – paying injury victims as little as possible.
That’s not right. If someone caused an accident, they should compensate all the accident victims. It’s that simple. That’s why we work so hard on such complicated cases throughout Blair County, Cambria County, Indiana County, Allegheny County, and other neighboring communities. It’s not just about the money. It’s about justice.
Hire Marcus & Mack to Handle Your Case
Experience matters. That is especially true when it comes to complicated truck accidents involving several different companies, some of which might be based thousands of miles away in another state.
Simply contacting these companies can be a challenge. Getting a straight answer or knowing who to talk to at each company can be even harder. But that’s often nothing compared to the struggle it takes to recover compensation for your Marcellus Shale truck accident in Pennsylvania.
When you contact us, you get an experienced attorney who knows the area, thoroughly understands Pennsylvania’s legal system and has decades of experience handling truck accidents and oil/gas well drilling accidents. Founded in 1977, Marcus & Mack is the law firm many accident victims in Western and Central Pennsylvania turn to when they need results.