Texas BP Oil Spill Attorneys
Williamson & Rusnak has years of experience representing those harmed by the BP Oil Spill and its aftermath. Jimmy Williamson was honored to be selected as one of the 10 lawyers in the United States to try Phase I liability for plaintiffs in the BP case. If you were on of the tens of thousands who lived or worked on the Gulf Coast areas of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida or Texas, then you know the negative economic impact this spill left on the Gulf Coast Region.
The BP Spill Specifics
As one of the worst oil spills in U.S. history, the gulf oil spill made its mark. A few days after the April 20, 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion and sinking oil rig , underwater cameras revealed a gas and oil leak. It took 87 days to cap the well and by that time, on July 1, 2010, an estimated 3.1 million barrels (or 130 million gallons) of oil had spilled into the Gulf of Mexico. Eleven people lost their lives due to the explosion and sinking rig, and hundreds of thousands of Gulf Coast residents and businesses of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida and Texas were financially impacted and the wildlife ecosystem was fatally damaged.
But Actually How Bad Was The Spill?
During the first weeks of the spill, much of the focus was placed on capping the well and stopping the flow of oil. First responders and emergency crews were at a loss to say how bad the situation actually was. Much depended on how the oil and water currents mixed. A decade later, studies of the fatally damaged ecosystem continue. Tens of thousands of residents and businesses were economically impacted by the BP Oil Spill, so much so that a class action settlement was reached to provide compensation for Gulf Coast residents and businesses.
What Can I Do If My Property Was Damaged By An Oil Spill?
If your property has been compromised due to an oil spill in , contact Williamson & Rusnak. We have hands-on knowledge of oil spills, their effects on the people who live and work in areas damaged by spills and their aftermath, and know what it takes to get the compensation you deserve.