Fort Walton Oil Spill Lawsuit Lawyers

Fort Walton is one of countless communities along the Gulf Coast that relies on the beauty of its beaches and ready access to the Gulf of Mexico to support its economy. There is no question that the geographical advantages and natural resources in the area are sufficient to form the basis of a community, but this community’s well-being has been endangered as a consequence of a single disaster.

The Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion that took place on April 20th, 2010 would have been tragic even if only for the lives of the 11 workers who were lost in the aftermath. But the explosion caused the oil well to begin leaking into the Gulf of Mexico and millions of gallons have since found their way into the water and to the beaches at Fort Walton and elsewhere from Texas to Florida.

Economic Impact

Since so many of the visitors to Fort Walton make the trip because of the pristine beaches and pleasant waters, it stands to reason that oil spill damage that affects either might alter their plans. Indeed, this is what is already happening and what will likely continue as long as the effects of the oil spill are felt. Travelers are canceling existing visits to Fort Walton and are avoiding making new itineraries that take them there due to the presence of oil and tar balls on the beach and in the water.

Hotels, restaurants, retail stores, and other businesses that thrive on the spending of tourists are apt to suffer sharp revenue losses and their employees may lose hours or they may lose their jobs altogether. Moreover, fishing and other water-based industries have ground to a halt and may not see a turnaround for years, depending upon the success of cleanup efforts.

Fair Compensation

If you have experienced financial losses as a consequence of the oil spill then you have the right to pursue financial compensation through an oil spill lawsuit. A skilled and experienced economic loss attorney can help you to determine if you may have a case and which damages you may be able to obtain. As you attempt to withstand the impact of the oil spill disaster and to piece your life back together, gaining financial compensation for the following can make a huge difference:

  • Condo Damage
  • Home Damage
  • Business Damage
  • Hotel and Resort Claims

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The oil companies and other contractors who may have been at fault for this sprawling catastrophe must be held accountable for the harm that they have done to the environment, to you, and to your way of life. Contact the Fort Walton oil spill lawsuit attorneys of Williams Hart at 800-821-1544 today for more information.

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