The Gulf Coast Oil Spill Disaster
The explosion of British Petroleum's Deepwater Horizon drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico on April 20, 2010 killed 11 workers and injured 17. It also resulted in an oil spill that is now being described as the biggest environmental disaster in U.S. history. Massive amounts of oil have been gushing into the Gulf Coast, coating beaches and wildlife, disrupting tourism and creating an economic disaster of unparalleled dimensions. Thousands of Gulf Coast residents have suffered property damage, lost their livelihoods, and experienced crippling blows to their businesses as a result of the disaster. Commercial fisherman, crabbers, oyster lease owners, commercial shrimpers, seasonal tourism businesses and the many businesses that support local tourism are all reeling from the impact of the spill.
British Petroleum (BP) has agreed to set aside a $20 billion escrow fund to help victims of the oil spill. If you have lost property or income or suffered physical injury as a result of the spill, now is the time to file a claim for the compensation you deserve.
If your coastal property in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida or Texas has been damaged by the spill, you may be entitled to compensation.
If your livelihood has been affected by the disaster, you may have a claim for damages. This includes businesses directly impacted by the spill and those that are indirectly affected by the spill, such as tourism-related businesses and service companies that support local tourism.
There is a growing awareness of the toxic nature of the oil gushing in the Gulf and coating the beaches. If you have experienced headaches, nausea, coughing, chest pain, throat irritation, or dizziness as a result of the oil spill, you may be eligible for compensation.
What Will Happen Next?
BP has agreed to compensate victims of the oil spill. But the history of disaster litigation suggests that people with legitimate claims can be forced to fight for their rights and wait years for lengthy court cases to be resolved. BP is a well-financed and global company whose goal is to protect its shareholders. It will bring armies of legal experts into the process, who will work hard to limit BP's financial losses.
Who will work hard for YOU?
At the law firm of Domnick & Shevin we take pride in our successful track record of helping clients fight for their rights. We take the time to provide you with the straight answers you need and deserve. At Domnick & Shevin, you will not only be able to come and meet with us free of charge for your initial consultation, but we'll make sure that you have an understanding of your situation by the time you head home.
Our firm's philosophy is quite simple - if you have been wrongfully injured by another person, a business or products and you have a solid case, we will tell you so and provide you with the best legal advice and strongest representation possible. If that means that we have to go all the way to trial to make sure that your voice is heard, that's exactly what we'll do without hesitation. If a fair settlement can be reached, we'll let you know immediately and advise you accordingly.
Working with us will allow you to concentrate on what's important in the aftermath of this devastating catastrophe in the Gulf - your recovery. We will handle the rest. If you or someone you love has been damaged - physically or financially - as a result of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, contact Domnick & Shevin PL, today to schedule a free initial consultation.