Veterinarians affected by oil spill seek compensation

The disastrous Gulf of Mexico oil spill of 2010 has had far reaching economic  and environmental impacts.

Fishermen and other people whose livelihoods depend on the sea have suffered severe economic losses. Losses have trickled down to others who provide goods and services to these individuals. Some veterinarians who serve in areas that were devastated by the oil spill noticed sharp declines in their revenue as people who work in the water lost wages and could no longer afford to take their pets in for care.

People who have lost revenue because of the spill may be eligible for claims against BP. To qualify, they must be able to show a drastic decrease in their income between the year before the spill, the year of the spill, and then a return to normal income the year after the spill.

If you have suffered significant economic losses due to the BP oil spill, contact the Gulf oil spill claims lawyers of Williams Hart at 800-821-1544 to learn more about your legal options.

Shrimp processors protest BP settlement terms

Members of the American Shrimp Processors Association have requested a federal judge to delay his decision on a $2.3 billion settlement with BP for economic damages following the Gulf oil spill. The shrimp processors feel that they are unfairly excluded from the settlement.

The settlement is meant for seafood-related claims. The shrimp processors argue that they play a very important role in the industry and have suffered losses equal to those of shrimping boats that are included in the settlement.

BP will be paying out more than $7 billion to businesses and other groups who suffered adverse effects as a result of its disastrous 2010 oil spill.

If you have suffered economic losses as a direct result of BP’s oil spill, contact the Gulf oil spill claims attorneys of Williams Hart at 800-821-1544.

Former BP engineer arrested for obstruction of justice

Former BP engineer Kurt Mix has been charged with obstruction of justice after deleting hundreds of text messages from his phone that contained important information concerning the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster. The company specifically ordered employees to retain all information concerning the oil well, including text messages.

He is the first person to face criminal charges in relation to the BP oil spill.

Mr. Mix is being accused of deleting¬† important information about the spill’s rate of flow. A precise measurement of the oil that spilled into the ocean is a crucial detail because it determines how much BP will be fined in accordance with the US Clean Water Act.

Mr. Mix was part of a team BP set up to determine how much oil was being drained into the ocean. Mix exchanged texts with one of his supervisors and a contractor during his time on this special internal team.

Of the over 200 texts that were deleted, investigators were able to forensically recover some of them. Recovered texts indicated that the actual amount of oil gushing from the well was much higher than BP’s public reports indicated. One such text put the measurement at over 15,000 barrels a day, while the public report was only 5,000 at the time.

The BP oil disaster had a profound environmental impact on the waters of the Gulf of Mexico. If your life or business has been adversely affected by the Deepwater Horizon spill, contact the Gulf oil spill lawyers of Williams Hart today at 800-821-1544.

What is a lost income claim?

The Gulf of Mexico oil spill caused severe damage to several areas in 2010. The extent of this damage is still being evaluated, but numerous people were personally affected by the spill.

The financial cost of this spill has left people displaced from their homes, and their businesses. A lost income claim can be a way for individuals to regain compensation that was lost during the aftermath of the oil spill.

These claims deal with the loss of income that could be caused by a drop in tourism, a decline in farming or fishing, or the loss of property. It is important to evaluate your financial situation, and determine if the Gulf of Mexico oil spill had a significant financial impact on you.

If your lost income claim was denied, you need experienced representation on your side in order to collect the compensation you deserve. Please contact the lost income lawyers of Williams Hart by calling 800-821-1544 today.


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