Representing Victims of Land and Water Pollution
Resource exploration is both a blessing and a curse for East Texas. It provides jobs, growth and stability for our region. However, it comes at a price, especially when operations go wrong or are short-sighted, affecting the land and water in detrimental and irreversible ways.
At the law firm of Stevens Love in Longview, our attorneys represent property owners whose rights to use and enjoy their property have been compromised by environmental contamination. Don't hesitate to contact us to discuss whether you may have a case.
Enforcing Property Owners' Legal Rights
Resource exploration — and particularly oil and gas activity such as drilling — can, when not handled properly, cause serious environmental contamination to property throughout the vicinity, including:
- Surface water contamination
- Groundwater contamination
- Soil contamination
The owners of private property have certain rights with respect to that property. The owners of water rights also have legal rights, even if their own land is not directly contaminated by resource operations. Enforcing those rights may mean stopping the activity and/or recovering compensation for lost property value.
Experienced Trial Lawyers on Your Side
Maybe nothing will grow in your soil because it is contaminated. Maybe you cannot use the water in your well due to pollution or depletion. If you have been harmed in any way due to environmental contamination, our attorneys may be able to help.
Our firm is made up of experienced litigators who know how to prepare a case for trial. When you hire us to help you seek an injunction and/or compensation for your environmental damage, it sends a message to the resource company that you are serious about your rights.
Contact us to learn more about your legal options when it comes to environmental contamination of your property.