Tulsa Earthquake Damage Lawyer
Suffered Home Damage? Let Us Help!
Oklahoma has suffered a substantial increase in earthquakes since extensive fracking operations began in the state in 2009. Scientists and experts have attributed many of these quakes to hydraulic fracturing that cracks and collapses shale formations beneath the earth near where these operations are taking place. This has led to many home and business owners taking matters to the courts, where they have filed suits against the energy companies.
If you have sustained damage to your home or business due to an earthquake, a Tulsa earthquake damage attorney may be able to assist you with pursuing your legal options. Richardson Richardson Boudreau, PLLC has extensive experience standing up to insurance companies on behalf of their clients, and puts a positive outcome to your case at the forefront of all of their decisions. With more than $500 million in compensation recovered for our clients, including several multi-million dollar decisions.
If your home or business has been damaged in an earthquake, call Richardson Richardson Boudreau, PLLC today at (918) 347-6456.
Causes of Earthquakes
The U.S. Geological Survey released a report in 2015, stating that many of the earthquakes that had been caused by fracking operations injecting wastewater into a fault in the ground, causing it to slip and seismic activity to occur. From 1991 to 2008, Oklahoma had barely any seismic activity at all. In 2014, it was the most seismically active state in the entire lower 48 states, even more so than the coastal states that lie along tectonic plate edges.
Common damage caused by earthquakes includes:
- Broken or cracked walls (interior and exterior)
- Damaged bricks, mortar, or fascia
- Slipped, cracked, or moved foundation
- Damage to door and window trim
- Cracked drywall
- Separated cabinets
- Loosened or fallen roof tiles
If your property has sustained any of this or other damage connected to an earthquake in Oklahoma, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Thanks to a 2015 decision from the Oklahoma Supreme Court, people can file suits against energy companies for damages caused by these earthquakes. A skilled insurance claim attorney can help you assemble your case and pursue reparations for this damage.
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