Find out if you have a potential claim against BP
On April 20, 2010, the offshore oil platform Deepwater Horizon exploded and subsequently sank into the Gulf of Mexico. It has already leaked more oil into the environment than any previous disaster with an estimated 12,000 to 19,000 barrels a day leaking per a U.S. government study panel. The spill could become the worst ecological disaster in the history of the United States.
Residents owning property, operating businesses or living along the coast in Texas, Louisiana, Alabama, Florida and Mississippi could be adversely affected by the spill for years to come. Some of the industries whose income may be affected include:
• Boat rental and dock or marina operators
• Restaurant owners and employees
• Local business owners
• Tourism industry workers
• Pre-pay vacationers who cannot get their deposit back
• Commercial fishermen
• Seafood-processing and packaging plant employees
• Waterfront property owners
• Government workers
Residents along the Gulf Coast states are proving to be susceptible to sickness as a result of the spill. CNN reports 162 people in the state of Louisiana have reported an illness to the state health department as of June 29, 2010, with 128 of them working on rigs or involved in the cleanup effort. Time spent out of work due to an illness contracted as a result of the oil spill could also lead to a loss of income.
Do you believe you or a loved one has suffered loss of income or damages as a result of the BP Oil Spill? Goldberg & Osborne can help.
The law firm of Goldberg & Osborne is dedicated to helping injured people nationwide and is currently accepting cases for people who are suffering from a loss of income or damages as a result of the Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill. For a FREE case evaluation, please call us toll-free at 1-800-THE-EAGLE (1-800-843-3245) or submit a short and simple online case form here. If you choose to submit a case inquiry through this website, a legal assistant will call you to obtain information from which our attorneys will evaluate your potential claim.
If you or a loved one has suffered loss of income or damages, you may be entitled to compensation from BP and/or other responsible parties for your injuries. All states have time limits in which cases must be filed or they will be forever barred. Therefore, it is crucial you contact an experienced personal injury lawyer immediately.