Oil Spill Boat Operator Lawsuits

Millions of gallons of oil have leaked into the Gulf of Mexico since the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion on April 20, 2010. Since the initial accident, oil from the leak site has spread throughout the gulf and towards the Gulf Coast. The threat of oil reaching coastline beaches and marshes has had an extremely negative impact on the region’s economy and environment. Many workers in the region are at risk of losing income and even losing their jobs because of oil contamination in the area.

If you or someone you know has been negatively affected by the Gulf Coast oil spill, the oil spill economic impact lawyers of Williams Hart are committed to helping you recover the financial compensation that you are owed. Call us today at 800-821-1544 for more information on what we can do to help you.

Boat Damages

As the leaking oil from the spill heads towards shore, it gradually hardens and accumulates debris, turning it into a gummy, sticky mass. Sometimes referred to as “tar balls”, these globs of oil can severely damage boats and other watercraft that get caught up in them. Oil masses can attach to the sides and undersides of boats, weighing them down and affecting their appearance and performance. A boat covered in oil may need thousands of dollars of repairs to clean up the mess and repair any damaged parts.

Business Damages

The oil spill has also greatly affected local businesses in the Gulf Coast region. Boat operators who lead fishing or shrimping trips, tourist sails, or other boat services may find that they have a reduced clientele as a result of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. If your business has suffered because of fewer customers or because of damages to your boat or fleet, you have the right to pursue compensation to cover your lost income.

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For more information on economic losses and recovering financial compensation, do not hesitate to contact the oil spill boat operator lawsuit attorneys of Williams Hart today at 800-821-1544.

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