What Farmers and Fishermen Should Know About Oil Spill Claims

The Gulf oil spill that devastated the coast in 2010 affected thousands of people and resulted in millions of dollars in damages. Two groups of people who suffered due to the oil spill include fishermen and farmers. Fishermen and farmers rely on the marine life and land that are connected with the Gulf, and when the Gulf oil spill occurred, their sources of income were removed or damaged.

Fortunately, these individuals and other business owners are eligible to apply for insurance benefits to help them cope financially with the effects of the oil spill. If you or someone you know is a fisherman or farmer and has been affected by the Gulf oil spill, contact the experienced Gulf oil spill attorneys of Williams Hart today by calling 800-821-1544 to discuss your legal options and strategies for obtaining compensation.

Tips for Farmers and Fishermen

Fishermen depend on the marine life that the Gulf coast provides, and farmers need the surrounding land to cultivate their products. The Gulf oil spill damaged both of these income sources. Some important tips for farmers and fishermen considering insurance claims after an oil spill include:

  1. Determine income level prior to oil spill
  2. Calculate difference between previous and current income
  3. Consult with an experienced attorney about your claim
  4. File an application for insurance benefits
  5. Appeal a rejected insurance claim with the help of a lawyer

The insurance process can be difficult to navigate, and there are a lot of legal details that often get in the way of compensation. However, a qualified attorney can help farmers and fishermen get back on their feet.

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If you or someone you know has been affected by the Gulf oil spill, contact a knowledgeable Gulf oil spill attorney of Williams Hart today by calling 800-821-1544.

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