May 10, 2010 – Since the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded last month, 5,000 barrels of oil a day have been leaking into the ocean off the U.S. Gulf Coast.
BP’s latest attempt to drop a massive dome over the spill to cap the rupture has proven unsuccessful. Gas and underwater pressure formed ice crystals on top of the dome, forcing engineers to abort the plan.
Crews have been working frantically to install booms around the Mississippi delta to prevent the oil from coming ashore. To date, they have laid over 100 miles of booms and plan on laying another 600 miles.
The Deepwater Horizon disaster comes at a critical time for the Gulf Coast’s fishing industry, as it is spawning season for shrimp, crab, and big speckled trout. While BP engineers puzzle at what to do next, the oil is still leaking and moving toward the Gulf Coast.
Do I have an Oil Spill Lawsuit?
The Environmental Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus exclusively on the representation of plaintiffs in environmental catastrophe lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation throughout the Gulf Coast and currently accepting new oil spill cases in all affected states.
If you or somebody you know has suffered an economic loss related to your Gulf Coast business or coastal property, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing an oil spill lawsuit and we can help. We are currently accepting cases and/or claims in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida.