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Have You Suffered from Lost Income Due to the BP Oil Spill?
The catastrophic explosion of the Deepwater Horizon on April 20, 2010, killed 11 workers and injured many more, both physically and psychologically. The damages from the spill are just beginning to be felt. Just two days after the incident, on April 22, the still-burning rig disappeared over a mile under the Gulf of Mexico. Initially, BP officials were confident that no oil was leaking from the damaged well head. BP was wrong, and shortly thereafter the company admitted that oil was spilling from the well, but underestimated the amount by at least 15,000 barrels (630,000 gallons) per day.
Whibbs Stone Barnett was one of the first Pensacola law firms to file class action litigation against BP in the Northern District of Florida.
While both BP and Transocean are publicly accepting responsibility for the explosion and subsequent spill, both companies are also moving quickly to keep their profits out of the hands of the workers who were injured and killed and the businesses that are being destroyed.
We advise you to please not sign any forms or releases from BP without consulting with a lawyer. Be sure that your interests are represented and protected.
Have you suffered from lost income due to the oil spill? Our aggressive team of oil spill damage lawyers at Whibbs & Stone can help get back what you deserve.
Our Oil Spill Attorneys Want You to Protect Yourself and Your Family.
Economic injuries from the oil spill
Months have passed since the tragic explosion and BP is still unable to stop the hundreds of thousands of gallons of oil spilling into the Gulf every day. With each day that passes, business owners along the Gulf Coast are suffering more and more.
Those affected by this environmental disaster include:
- Commercial fishermen
- Hotel and restaurant owners
- Tour and charter boat operators
- Marina owners
- Travel agents
- Grocery stores
- Any other business along the Gulf that has lost income as a result of the BP oil spill
In addition to recovering your losses from BP, many businesses can file a claim with their commercial insurance provider for “business interruption.” Although this coverage is not standard, it is common for commercial property insurance policies to include provisions like this so that the business can recover its financial losses in the event that it is unable to generate income. Our firm has spent years assisting clients with the filing of insurance claims and the litigation of cases where insurers don’t play fair.
Physical injuries from the oil spill
A number of workers who BP hired to assist with the cleanup efforts have become ill from the toxic combination of oil and the chemical dispersants.
If you or a loved one have experienced any of the symptoms listed below, the most important thing you can do is to seek immediate medical attention.
Lawyers from Whibbs Stone Barnett have seen common injuries that are often related to oil and chemical dispersant exposure. They include:
- Trouble breathing
It is extremely important that you pay attention to any symptoms that did not exist before exposure to the spill so that you can immediately seek the medical help that you need and deserve.
If you are unable to arrange for medical treatment, our medical staff can provide assistance.
What a Pensacola Oil Spill Lawyer at Whibbs & Stone, PA Can Do for You and Your Business
The oil spill damage lawyers at Whibbs Stone Barnett focus on representing individuals and businesses that have suffered physical and financial damages at the hands of the largest and most powerful companies in the world.
Our job is to hold companies like BP responsible for the damages that they cause and devote whatever resources are necessary to ensuring that our clients are fully compensated for their losses.
Simply fill out the contact us form to receive free information on your rights.
Contact One of Our Experienced Oil Spill Damage Lawyers at 1-888-967-5721.
We will answer your questions, explain your rights, and review any documents that you have been asked to sign. And if you would prefer to meet in person, we can oftentimes send one of our lawyers to you at no cost to you.
Whether you call us or another law firm, it is important that you consult with an experienced oil spill damage lawyer to learn about and protect your rights.