Brian Blackwell Speaks about

Attorney Brian Blackwell from the law firm Blackwell and Associates recently spoke to a group of business owners in Louisiana about the work that he and Williams Hart are doing in the region to help those who have suffered because of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. He also discussed how the website can help business owners determine whether or not they are eligible to file a claim. To learn more about this event and how can help business owners throughout the gulf coast region, click here.

What is a lost income claim?

The Gulf of Mexico oil spill caused severe damage to several areas in 2010. The extent of this damage is still being evaluated, but numerous people were personally affected by the spill.

The financial cost of this spill has left people displaced from their homes, and their businesses. A lost income claim can be a way for individuals to regain compensation that was lost during the aftermath of the oil spill.

These claims deal with the loss of income that could be caused by a drop in tourism, a decline in farming or fishing, or the loss of property. It is important to evaluate your financial situation, and determine if the Gulf of Mexico oil spill had a significant financial impact on you.

If your lost income claim was denied, you need experienced representation on your side in order to collect the compensation you deserve. Please contact the lost income lawyers of Williams Hart by calling 800-821-1544 today.


BP refuses to reimburse wildlife preserve for expenses

The Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge (ECWR) in Northwest Florida is dedicated to rescuing sea turtles and marine animals which have been injured as a result of the BP oil spill. However, the donations the volunteers of the ECWR get from private citizens are not enough to keep them going, and BP is refusing to reimburse them for the expenses.

The refuge – which is required to do everything within its power to save oil-covered animals – requested a $3,000 reimbursement from BP for costs associated with the helping animals injured in the spill, but was turned down flat. According to BP, accepting both donations and reimbursements for the company would amount to “double-dipping.” A spokesman for the company suggested that, as a volunteer organization, ECWR had no right to expect reimbursement for their work.

Meanwhile, the refuge continues its work to treat and rehabilitate the animals injured as the result of the tragic oil spill, slowly hemorrhaging money.

If your property has been damaged as the result of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, the oil-spill attorneys of Williams Hart may be able to help you get the compensation you deserve. Contact us today by calling 800-821-1544.

Tar found on Texas beaches linked to oil spill

According to authorities, tar balls have washed up on Texas shores which can be traced back to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Coast Guard and state officials have said that the roughly five gallons of tar that washed up on beaches in Galveston County originated from the Macondo Prospect, off the coast of Louisiana.

Galveston County is located approximately 400 miles from the source of the oil spill, and many initial projections held that it would take much longer for the spill to affect Texas. Captain Marcus Woodring of the Coast Guard said authorities were unsure how the tar traveled so far, but tests conducted Saturday confirmed that it was indeed from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

As of Tuesday, the beaches remain open, although authorities are concerned about the ramifications the hurricane season could have on an already serious environmental disaster.

If your property has been damaged as the result of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, please contact the Texas oil spill attorneys of Williams Hart today by calling 800-821-1544.

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