Who is responsible for the Gulf of Mexico oil spill?

Right now there is no clear answer to this question. The oil spill was caused by an explosion on the oil rig Deepwater Horizon, which was owned by Transocean and operated by BP. The cause of this explosion is still being investigated by a federal committee, and may not be known for some time.

The chairman of BP, Tony Hayward, has stated that his company will accept full responsibility for containing and cleaning up the oil spill. In addition, he said the company will repay some of the losses suffered by people and businesses affected by the spill. However, depending on the cause of the Deepwater Horizon explosion and other legal factors, other parties may share some of the responsibility for covering those losses.

If you have suffered medically or financially due to the oil spill, you may have grounds for seeking legal compensation from one or more parties involved. To learn more about your options, contact the BP oil spill attorneys of Williams Hart at 800-821-1544.

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