Texas BP Oil Spill Attorneys
Williamson & Rusnak has years of experience representing those harmed by the BP Oil Spill and it’s aftermath. Jimmy Williamson, one of Williamson & Rusnak’s managing partners, was lucky enough to be selected as one of the 10 lawyers in the BP case. If you were one of the ten of thousands who were effected by the oil spill, then you know the effects this spill left on Texas.
The BP Spill Specifics
As one of the worst oil spills in U.S. history, the gulf oil spill made it’s mark. A few days after the April 20, 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig sinkage, underwater camera revealed a BP gas and oil leak. By the time the well was capped on July 15, 2010 (87 days later), an estimated 3.19 million barrels which is equal to 130 million gallons of oil had leaked into the Gulf of Mexico. In total, 11 people los their lives, and hundreds of thousands of Texas residents were affected and the wildlife ecosystem was fatally damaged.
But Actually How Bad Was The Spill?
During the first week of the spill, responders and emergency crew were holding their breath, as no one knew the extent of the damage or aftermath. Much depended on how the oil and water currents mixed. Would the oil float on the surface? Would it sink, potentially smothering valuable oyster beds below? Would it disperse in deeper waters? Would currents push it back into the ecologically-rich estuaries?
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 Galveston Bay, contact Williamson & Rusnak. Our attorneys have hands-on knowledge of the spill, it’s effect, and know what it takes to get the compensation you deserve.