BP Oil Spill

The BP oil spill lawyers at Hollis Wright can help you in this trying time. Trust our oil spill lawyers who can evaluate property, personal injury or business loss cases.

BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Rig Spill

On April 20, 2010, an explosion and fire on Transocean Ltd drilling rig Deepwater Horizon (licensed to BP) resulted in the death of 11 workers and the injury of 17 more. The subsequent sinking of the oil rig in 5,000ft of water resulted in an oil spill that was seen to stretch 5 miles. The Coast Guard says remote underwater cameras detected that the well was leaking 5,000 barrels of crude oil per day (bpd).

As the major oil spill spreads and threatens the U.S. Gulf of Mexico ecosystems and economies, the worst damages have yet to be seen, especially throughout the state of Florida. As government officials prepare for the worst and hope for the best, fishermen and businesses throughout the south have already begun to experience damages.

As the investigation into the exact cause of the oil spill is ongoing, one thing remains certain; those that suffer serious financial losses due to the spill will be able to seek restitution from the party deemed responsible. Much like the half-billion dollars awarded in the Exxon Valdez disaster two decades ago, oil producer BP PLC and other companies that ran the Transocean Deepwater Horizon drilling rig are going to have to answer to individuals who are suffering due to their alleged negligence.

If you, or someone you care about, have been injured, or if an organization or business that you represent has suffered damages due to this recent Gulf Coast oil spill, the attorneys at Hollis Wright would like to speak to you. Potential claimants could include those individuals or entities that suffered from losses including, but not limited to:

  • Injuries or wrongful death from accidents caused by the spill
  • Property damage
  • Lost employment
  • Business losses in fishing, rental, transportation

If you need someone to look at a case for you, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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