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BP Oil Spill: Different Ways to Receive Compensation

If you or somebody you know have been adversely affected by the BP oil spill, you have multiple ways to receive monetary compensation. Below are the most efficient.

Please remember, you should contact us for a free case evaluation before proceeding with either of these options, as you will require legal counsel in receiving the maximum monetary damages allowed.

  1. You could file a civil suit against the negligent parties. These include but are not limited to Transocean Ltd., the owner of the Deepwater Horizon rig that exploded and sank last month, and BP PLC, the British oil company that leased the rig.
  2. You can file a claim with the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund, which was created under The Oil Pollution Act (OPA) after the tragic Exxon Valdez oil spill. This however is more complicated due to the vast, intertwining Federal laws regarding the same. The Fund was created primarily to act as a backup to option number 1 above, should an operator/polluter either refuse to pay damages or be otherwise unable to properly compensate victims.

To learn more about these topics, please visit the U.S. Environmental Protection Agencies website links below:

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