The 2010 oil spill caused by the explosion at the Deepwater Horizon offshore oil platform ravaged the Gulf Coast and may potentially become the most catastrophic ecological disaster in the history of our nation. This oil spill will have a major economic and environmental impact on the region. Unfortunately, it may take decades to fully recover from this tragic incident.
The environmental fallout of the BP oil spill has already been felt throughout the region, as hundreds of miles of coastline have been contaminated. Plant and animal life in the Gulf of Mexico have also been affected by the spill, killing much of the wildlife in the area. As the oil continues to wash up on the coastline, further erosion and damage is likely to develop. Currently, it is difficult to foresee all of the long-term effects of the oil spill; however, initial damage estimates are likely to be revised in years to come as we begin to see the consequences of this pollution unfold.
Because they rely so heavily on the fishing and tourism industries, virtually every aspect of the local economies will be impacted. If you’ve suffered economic damages as a result of the BP oil spill, the toxic tort attorneys at Jacoby & Meyers can help you receive the compensation you deserve.
Who Can Recover Damages for the Oil Spill?
There are many people who will be eligible to recover damages for the BP oil spill, including:
- Rental management groups
- Restaurants and bars
- Tourism industry businesses
- Commercial fishing businesses
- Dock and marina owners and operators
- Waterfront property owners
Experienced Toxic Tort Representation
In order to receive full compensation for your damages, you will need to work with a toxic tort attorney who’s experienced in this sophisticated litigation. You’lll need to provide your attorney with a detailed listing of all economic damages, including:
- Lost profits
- Clean-up costs
- Property damage
The toxic tort attorneys at Jacoby & Meyers have the skills, background, and experience to help you through this difficult time. We are a large national law firm with the vast resources needed to take on the high powered legal teams employed by the oil companies. These defense lawyers will be working very hard to minimize the financial responsibilities of BP and its associates. When facing long, costly litigation, it is important to work with a law firm that has the resources to adequately protect your rights and ensure that you receive a fair settlement.