Boat Operators Affected By The Gulf Oil Spill

All along the Gulf Coast of the United States, there are countless people whose livelihoods are intimately tied to the water. Fishing is the industry most symbolically linked to coastal regions but it is far from being the only one. Tourist excursions, cruise ships, ferry boats, and other water-based vessels depend upon unfettered and safe water access to carry out their intended aims.

Significant disruptions such as those caused by the recent Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion and subsequent crude oil spill can cripple boat operators financially, stripping them of their financial stability and forcibly driving them out of a business that may have been family-owned and operated for generations.

If you have experienced economic losses due to the oil spill then you may be able to file a civil lawsuit seeking financial compensation for these damages. Building and presenting a compelling case is no simple matter and it requires the assistance of a skilled and experienced economic loss attorney. Contact the Gulf of Mexico oil spill lawyers of Williams Hart at 800-821-1544 to learn more about your rights as an affected boat operator.

Factors That May Affect Your Business

The diversity of life and opportunities along the Gulf Coast is appealing for a broad variety of people. The beaches provide a place for relaxation and the waters lure with the promise of adventure. But the oil spill has threatened the ability of either to satisfy those demands and this has been tremendously detrimental to the business interests of boat operators. The following are some of the ways that the spill may have affected your bottom line:

  • Cancellation of reservations for tours, dinner cruises, and other events
  • Compromised visibility on the water makes wildlife-viewing difficult
  • Federally-ordered closure of some waters might have forced significant work stoppages

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Let us help you determine if you may have a claim and help you fight for the financial compensation that you are rightfully owed. Contact the Gulf of Mexico oil spill lawyers of Williams Hart at 800-821-1544 today for more information.

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