If you are a natural gas worker from another state who has been injured at a job site in West Virginia, Pennsylvania or Ohio, you may be unsure of whether you should hire a local attorney or an attorney from your home state. It's only natural for you to seek advice from your family attorney. However, when it comes time to choose a lawyer to represent you in a personal injury case, there are several reasons why you should hire an attorney who has experience practicing in the place where your injury case is likely to be filed — in the case of injuries associated with gas drilling in Ohio, West Virginia and Pennsylvania, that is likely to be in one of those states.
The law firm of Bordas & Bordas represents people who are injured while working in the shale gas drilling industry in West Virginia, Ohio and Pennsylvania. We also represent family members of cases of wrongful death. Our attorneys have a track record of obtaining successful outcomes for our clients, including several multimillion-dollar settlements and verdicts.
For your convenience, we have law offices in Wheeling or Moundsville, West Virginia, St. Clairsville, Ohio and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. We offer a free case evaluation to discuss your accident and answer your questions.
Why Do I Need a Local Attorney?
There are several reasons why it's important to hire a local attorney in a personal injury case:
- A local attorney will be well-versed in the legal issues particular to the state where the injury occurred. Only a West Virginia lawyer knows West Virginia laws.
- Attorneys who normally work in different jurisdictions are at a disadvantage when working in a local court. Our lawyers know local judges, local mediators, local investigators and local people who may serve on your jury. This helps us represent you more effectively.
- Since we are local attorneys, we can represent you at a lower cost than an attorney who needs to travel to our courts.
- If your lawyer is not licensed in the state where you were injured, he or she would need to retain local counsel to represent you anyway.
Contact Us - Injured Shale Worker Lawyers
Have you or a loved one been injured in a gas drilling accident? Contact us today to speak with our knowledgeable shale worker injury lawyers. We offer free initial consultations and bill on a contingent fee basis — you won't have to pay us a thing unless we obtain results for you.