Oil Spill Dock and Marina Operator Lawsuits

Since the initial explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig on April 20, 2010, workers all over the Gulf Coast have been negatively affected by the BP oil spill. The incomes and jobs of thousands of workers are now at risk as oil continues to spread throughout the gulf and onto shore. Those employed in the tourism, fishing, shrimping, oyster farming, and restaurant industries are especially threatened by the aftereffects of the spill.

If you or someone you know has experienced economic losses as a result of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, contact the dock and marina operator lawsuit attorneys of Williams Hart today at 800-821-1544.

Physical Damages

As oil has drifted closer to shore, it has begun to plague wildlife, boats, docks, and marinas along the coast. The oil masses that reach shore, often called “tar balls”, are clumped and sticky pieces of oil that have hardened over time. These tar balls and other oil contaminants can stick to docks and marinas, weighing them down and affecting their appearance. Cleaning up globs of oil from a dock or marina can take many hours and can be an expensive process.

Business Losses

A greater concern for most dock and marina operators is the effect of the oil spill on local business. Fishers, shrimpers, and tourism companies seeking to avoid the spill may choose to use docks and marinas that pose a lower risk to their valuable boats, catches, and clientele. Dock and marina operators who work near contaminated waters may therefore experience a reduced customer base and lower income, and some may even be at risk of losing their jobs altogether.

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If you have been negatively affected by the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, it is important for you to know that you have the right to seek payment for your economic losses. For sound legal advice and assistance regarding your lost income and recovering financial compensation, please contact the oil spill dock and marina operator lawyers of the Williams Hart law firm today at 800-821-1544.

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