Oil Damage to Boats Lawyers

The shipping, tour boat, and fishing industries were absolutely devastated by the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Boat owners depend on two main things for their livelihood: a boat, and a body of water to sail it on. The 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill wreaked havoc on both of these things, making boat owners victims of the worst natural disaster in American history. Many saw their boats physically damaged by the oil and tar. When boat owners tried to file claims with their insurance companies or the established compensation fund, many found their claims rejected.

Contact the oil damage to boats lawyers of Williams Hart at 800-821-1544 to find out how we can help you and boat owners just like you to fight for the compensation that is rightfully yours. Our team is prepared to help you better understand your rights so that you can determine whether or not you wish to pursue legal action.

Damage to Boats

Oil spills damage boats in a number of ways. The oil can damage the exterior of the hull, stripping paint and sticking to the bottom and sides. Oil can seep into the inner workings of a boat, clogging the engine and ruining other mechanisms. Much of this damage may be covered in your boat’s insurance policy, yet insurance companies are often reluctant to pay. We help many kinds of boat owners who sustained damage during the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, including:

  • Private boat owners
  • Tour boat operators
  • Seafood industry boaters

The oil spill badly affected the regional economy around the Gulf. Boaters are an invaluable part of that economy. At Williams Hart we want to help boat owners get back on their feet as soon as possible, and help them receive the compensation they are due.

Contact Us

If you filed a claim with your boating insurance company or the compensation fund and that claim was denied, do not delay. Contact Williams Hart today by calling 800-821-1544 to discuss the oil damage to your boat or fleet.

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