As the date for the fairness hearing over the proposed settlement stemming from the 2010 BP Gulf of Mexico oil spill approaches, the effects of the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history continue to be felt in Alabama and other Gulf states. The Mobile, Alabama, attorneys at Long & Long continue to offer free case consultations to businesses, property owners and other individuals who were adversely impacted by the oil spill and may be eligible for settlement compensation. We are currently reviewing claims related to:
Meanwhile, Hurricane Isaac churned up oil and tar balls that forced closures of some beaches in Alabama and Louisiana. Tests confirmed that the oil was from the 2010 disaster. In other BP-related news, the U.S. Justice Department this week filed court papers in which it says the oil company is responsible for “gross negligence and willful misconduct” related to the oil spill. The federal government and BP are currently engaged in talks to settle civil and possible criminal charges stemming from the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion and subsequent oil spill that are separate from the tentative settlement for consolidated lawsuits filed by individuals and local governments. Time to join the settlement is limited. Please contact Long & Long for your free case consultation today if you suffered income loss or property damage as a result of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.