If you or your business were harmed by the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, you may be able to get payments and other benefits
The U.S. government’s current estimates indicate that the Deepwater Horizon oil rig has leaked millions of gallons of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico, at times up to 60,000 barrels per day. The blowout preventer, which hinders the flow of oil at the sea floor in the event of an explosion, failed to prevent this disaster. Even with the leak stopped, the Gulf Oil Spill will continue to have a devastating effect on the coastal areas of the Gulf States for years to come.
Property owners along the Gulf Coast may suffer property damage from the oil washing upon the shore. Likewise, businesses and employees who depend on the Gulf Coast and its waters may suffer significant financial losses because of the oil spill. Many businesses will be forced to shut down or lay off workers as a result. We can help these property and business owners, as well as local employees, recover damages caused by the Gulf oil spill.
We will apply knowledge of maritime law, insurance claims and disputes, and litigation against large insurers and corporations, including BP and rig owner TransOcean and oil field services and equipment suppliers such as Halliburton, and will thoroughly evaluate your potential claim for:
- Substantial, long-term damage to your business and your livelihood in an industry such as oyster, shrimp, or other fishing; shipping; or tourism, resort and hospitality
- Damage to your property anywhere along the Gulf Coast
- Costly business interruption, whether due directly to the spill or as a result of a government-mandated shutdown during cleanup and recovery efforts
For skilled and aggressive representation for your claim, we encourage you to contact us at Hoffman, Larin & Agnetti PA for a free consultation.
* Note: On June 16th, BP and President Obama announced the creation of a $20 billion dollar escrow fund to help victims of the Gulf Oil Spill with the financial burdens they have received. The new and independent fund is set to begin payments in early August.