Law firms around the country have capitalized on the domestic energy boom by aggressively seeking victims harmed by hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") and other aspects of energy exploration. As reflected in the chart above, nearly 200 ads focused on claims against the energy industry aired in Louisiana in December. In addition, similar ads ran in Texas, Alaska and the midwest.
Some of the ads -- like the one below aired by the firm of Simien & Simien in Louisiana -- seek environmental contamination claims against oil drilling or pipeline companies. While others, like the second ad below -- run by Michael J. O'Connor & Associates in Pennsylvania -- target those injured as a result of working in the fracking or oil exploration industries.