British Petroleum and the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill

Our car-dependent culture and many different facets of our lives are facilitated by the work and services of energy and oil companies like British Petroleum (BP). Unfortunately, the recovery of natural gas, oil, and other resources is dangerous work that requires extraordinary skill and caution. When an energy company fails to adequately uphold its responsibilities, the results can be disastrous. The Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion is a stark reminder of the consequences of such errors.

The workers, families, and businesses that have suffered economic losses as a result of the negligence of BP or other companies involved in the drilling project may be able to file a civil lawsuit seeking financial compensation for the oil spill damage that they have endured. To learn more about your legal rights, contact the Gulf of Mexico oil spill attorneys of Williams Hart at 800-821-1544.

BP’s Involvement in the Oil Spill

British Petroleum holds majority ownership of the Macondo Prospect field and had contracted another company to conduct drilling on its behalf. As the primary beneficiary of any oil discovered, BP has been cited by the United States government as being responsible for the oil spill disaster. With tens of thousands of barrels of oil flowing into the Gulf of Mexico each day, and the surface area of the spill covering thousands of square miles, the damage is beyond catastrophic.

In recognition of the severity of the problem, BP has been asked to and has agreed to put forth $20 billion to aid in cleanup and recovery efforts. This is only the beginning, however, and the harmful effects may exceed that number, which is not to be interpreted as a limit to BP’s liability.

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You deserve to be compensated for any economic losses that you have sustained due to the negligence of British Petroleum or others involved in this disaster. Contact the Gulf of Mexico oil spill lawyers of Williams Hart at 800-821-1544.

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