Oil Spill Related Loss of Business Lawsuits …
Free Oil Spill Case Evaluation: If you or somebody you know has suffered an economic loss related to your Gulf Coast business or beach front property, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit and we can help.
What’s the problem?
With the shrimp, fishing, and vacation seasons rapidly approaching, the Gulf Coast has just experienced a worst-case scenario disaster. A British Petroleum (BP) oil rig exploded on April 20th, spilling millions of barrels of crude petroleum into the Gulf of Mexico. Business owners from Louisiana to Florida are facing huge losses in businesses and profits for years to come.
Scientists currently estimate that the well at the bottom of the Gulf could be spilling anywhere from 5,000 to 25,000 barrels of oil a day. To date, the Coast Guard estimates that over 1.6 million gallons of oil has been spilled into the ocean.
In a recent press conference, President Barack Obama said the spill is a “potentially unprecedented” environmental disaster, and that “BP is responsible for the leak. BP will be paying the bill.” While the company has acknowledged that it is “absolutely responsible” for cleaning up the spill, BP CEO Tony Hayward blames Transocean, the owner of the deep water oil rig.
As a result of the catastrophe, the huge fishing, oyster, shrimp, and other seafood industries along the Gulf Coast are facing years of polluted seafood and fishing grounds. Additionally, property and business owners along the Gulf Coast that rely on tourism are also facing huge losses. A beach covered in oil means no business for resorts, condo owners, restaurants, souvenir shops, beach rental companies, miniature golf courses, and more.
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 oil spill and environmental catastrophe lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new BP oil spill and loss of business cases in all gulf coast states.