This week, the U.S. Coast Guard, which oversees BP’s cleanup efforts in the wake of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, announced that fewer than 100 miles of coastline remain to be cleaned. But some say the coast is not yet clear. If you’re a business owner or property owner in Alabama, Florida, Mississippi or Louisiana who experienced revenue loss or diminution of property value in the wake of the Gulf oil spill and you have not yet filed a claim for damages, the Mobile oil spill attorneys at Long & Long may be able to help. Please call us today at 251-432-2277 for your free consultation with one of our knowledgeable lawyers. On Tuesday, the Coast Guard said only 95 miles of coastline in Louisiana have yet to be fully remediated of oil. But in an Aug. 13 article in The Christian Science Monitor, the chairman of the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority of Louisiana—a state agency monitoring ecosystem restoration—said he believes it is premature to call off cleanup work. “The response should end when conditions on the ground dictate such actions,” said Garret Graves in the article. “We’re not anywhere close right now.” Tar balls are still washing ashore in multiple Gulf Coast states, and there are still occasional reports of drifting oil slicks in the Gulf. The Coast Guard has not announced an end date for oil mitigation efforts. However, when work is complete the Coast Guard will only dispatch cleanup crews if they receive a hotline tip and an investigation proves the oil is linked to the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion. BP would be responsible for the costs of additional cleanup work. Meanwhile, the Mobile, Alabama, oil spill attorneys at Long & Long continue to help those affected by the oil spill. Our lawyers can help you determine if you’re eligible to file a claim under the terms of last year’s multidistrict lawsuit settlement with BP. The attorneys at Long & Long have an extensive record of success helping clients file oil spill claims related to:
- Loss of business revenue
- Diminution of property value or loss of property use
- Vessels of Opportunity (VOO)
Many who have valid claims have not yet filed. As the settlement deadline approaches, it’s important to talk with an attorney as soon as possible. Please contact Long & Long today for your free oil spill claim consultation. Our lawyers welcome business owners and property owners from the Gulf Coast states of Alabama, Florida, Mississippi and Louisiana.