As thousands of gallons of oil spill into the Gulf of Mexico due to the Deepwater Horizon rig explosion and sinking, the shores of Alabama and other Gulf states are in dire straits. Environmentally, this is a catastrophe of colossal proportions. Economically, it may cost thousands of people their jobs and only livelihood they’ve ever known. Because the economy is tied to the environment of the Gulf, this oil spill may be the straw that breaks the camel’s back for many individuals and businesses.
The Deepwater Horizon rig is leased by British Petroleum (BP), and owned by Transocean. It has been reported that Halliburton is the company responsible for repairing the rig. Each of these companies, and perhaps others, are responsible for making sure oils spills do not happen on the rigs they own and manage.
Long & Long is currently accepting claims of damage related to the BP oil spill. Our experienced maritime lawyers can help you if you have been the victim of:
- Property damage
- Boat damage
- Natural resource damage
You may also file a loss of profits and earning capacity or loss of subsistence use of natural resources claim. These claims fall under the Oil Pollution Act of 1990, which was put in place after the Exxon Valdez disaster in Alaska in 1989.
The Gulf may take decades to heal. As a result, the industries, individuals and businesses that rely on a healthy body of water may never recover. These people simply do not have that long.
If you would like to discuss filing a damage claim related to the oil spill, please contact the experienced maritime accident lawyers at Long & Long today. We serve the Mobile, Alabama area, as well as those along the Gulf shore.