Although BP has said that the Gulf of Mexico has returned to near-baseline conditions that existed prior to the 2010 oil spill, a recent report by the National Wildlife Federation indicates the disaster is still having an adverse effect on the ecosystem and wildlife. Meanwhile, the Mobile oil spill attorneys at Long & Long continue to help Gulf Coast residents of Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Florida and Texas who lost revenue or suffered diminution of property value following the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history. Our lawyers have extensive knowledge of the oil spill claims process backed by a record of success in helping individuals and businesses file their oil spill claims. Because the claims process has changed dramatically since last year’s multidistrict lawsuit settlement with BP, it’s important to contact our oil spill attorneys today at 251-432-2277 if:
- Your business lost income following the oil spill
- You experienced property damage, loss of property use or diminution of property value following the oil spill
- You were not compensated for your role in BP’s Vessels of Opportunity (VOO) program
In addition to the harm sustained by residents and businesses in the wake of the oil spill, the impacts of the oil spill on the environment are still being calculated. While visible surface oil has been mostly removed, the recent National Wildlife Federation assessment suggests that problems linger. The report states that regional dolphin deaths have been above average every month since the oil spill. Researchers have also seen genetic changes in a critical fish to the Gulf food chain, as well as a faltering coral colony affected by oil and the dispersants used in clean-up efforts. If you experienced income loss or diminution of property value after the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, please contact Long & Long today for your free case consultation.