Oil field work is widespread around Odessa and across Midland and West Texas. The number of companies actively drilling in this area means that there is also a significant number of commercial trucks and tractor-trailers on roads all over the greater Odessa and Midland area.
With so many heavy trucks sharing the road with passenger vehicles, accidents happen, and people can be severely hurt or killed as a result.
Some of the companies operating these trucks are notable global players while other may be independently owned by individuals or limited liability companies (LLCs). When one of these oil trucks is involved in an accident, it is often possible that multiple parties could be held liable for damages resulting from the crash.
Tate Law Offices, P.C., represents people who have been hurt in truck accidents in Odessa and across the Permian Basin. Our team has won over 3,000 cases and boasts a 99 percent success rate. You can have our firm answer all of your legal questions when you call us or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.
Top Oil Truck Companies in Odessa
The personal finance website the Motley Fool reported that the five leading oil companies in the Permian Basin, also called the West Texas Basin, included:
- Occidental Petroleum — About 2.5 million acres, 269,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day (BOE/d)
- Chevron — About 2 million acres, 175,000 BOE/d
- Apache — About 1.7 million acres, 161,000 BOE/d
- ExxonMobil — About 1.75 million acres, 158,000 BOE/d
- Concho Resources — About 600,000 acres, 150,000 BOE/d
According to the Odessa Development Corporation (ODC), the Top 10 most active oil and natural gas companies in the Permian Basin ranked by drilling permit filings were:
- Endeavor Energy Resources – 440
- Pioneer Natural Resources – 405
- Occidental Petroleum – 369
- Apache Corporation – 289
- ExxonMobil – 285
- Diamondback Energy – 230
- Parsley Energy – 211
- Crownquest Operating – 185
- COG Operating – 176
- Kinder Morgan – 155
EOG Resources had the most filings in the Eagle Ford Shale with 392. PetroBAL was the top driller in the Barnett Shale with 42 permits. Rockcliff Energy was the top driller in the Haynesville Shale with 56 permits. Frostwood Energy had the most permits outside of the state’s four shale basins with 85.
Who Could Be Liable for a Truck Crash in Midland, TX?
Many victims in oil truck accident cases believe that the truck drivers were at fault for their crashes, but it is also possible for other parties to be liable as well. When a driver was operating a company vehicle as an employee, then the truck owner or trucking company could also be liable.
Some of the other kinds of possible defendants in oil truck accidents include:
- Truck part manufacturers
- Maintenance companies
- Truck and trailer owners or leasing companies
- Shipping agencies
- Cargo loading companies
- Governmental entities
- Other motorists
How Can Tate Law Offices, P.C., Help Me?
You should contact Tate Law Offices, P.C., as soon as possible so we can immediately commence an independent investigation of the crash. Quick action is important because important evidence can disappear with time.
Our lawyers can uncover the true cause of the crash, identify all potentially liable parties, calculate the full extent of your losses, and build a strong case for compensation. We can then negotiate for a settlement or pursue your claim in court if necessary.
Tate Law Offices, P.C., represents clients on a contingency fee basis, so you will not have to worry about paying any legal fees until you receive a monetary award. Call our Permian Basin truck accident lawyers or contact us online to receive a free consultation.