On April 20, 2010, our nation witnessed one of the most destructive environmental disasters it has ever faced. Through gross negligence, three massive oil-drilling companies, British Petroleum (“BP”), Transocean, and Haliburton, caused the explosion of their oil platform, the Deepwater Horizon.
The explosion killed 11 workers and injured 17 more, and the resulting oil leakage has been estimated at 4.9 million barrels, affecting property owners, workers, and businesses along 1,600 miles of the Gulf Coast.
Why Should You Hire an Attorney to Help With Your Oil Spill Claim?
It has been estimated that more than 90,000 oil cleanup workers alone have experienced sickness or injury due to the massive Deepwater Horizon oil spill. This does not include the countless businesses and homeowners along the Gulf Coast who have also experienced substantial losses.
While BP has been ordered to set aside over $7 billion to pay for compensation to workers, their families, and others affected by the spill, the process of filing for and receiving damages money can be complex and time consuming. If done incorrectly, you could miss your opportunity to receive the money you need and deserve. Our experienced lawyers at The Price Law Firm can assist you throughout the entire process to ensure you get the financial compensation you need to fully recover.
Who and What Can Oil Spill Claims Cover?
After an oil spill incident such as the Deepwater Horizon, many individuals and businesses suffer tremendous losses and undue hardships. Those affected include:
- Oil spill cleanup workers and their dependent families
- Charter boat and other vessel owners and operators
- Oyster farmers
- Shrimp processors
- Marine equipment suppliers
- Marina, hotel, and waterfront property owners
- Individual homeowners
- Tourist industry business owners
Oil spills can cause many very serious problems for people and property, including but not limited to:
- Real estate damage or loss
- Lost revenue for businesses
- Product or service reputation damage
- Lost wages
- Personal injuries such as skin or breathing complications
- Natural resource damages
- Physical damage to marine equipment or vessels such as boats
Call an Oil Spill Claims Attorney in Panama City
Don’t let the giant oil companies take advantage of you! We are here to make sure they pay for their careless mistakes. We will fight for you to get you the financial compensation you need and deserve.
If you have been affected in any way by an oil spill, don’t wait! Call The Price Law Firm and speak to our experienced attorneys today at (850) 215-2195 to schedule a Free, no-obligation case evaluation!