Texas Galveston Oil Spill Attorneys
Williamson & Rusnak has years of experience representing those harmed by the Galveston Oil Spill and its aftermath. In addition, 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, one of the worst oil spills in U.S. History. If you live or work or enjoy the Galveston Bay waters or seafood, , then you know the effects this spill left on Texas.
The Galveston Spill Specifics
As you may remember, back in March 2014, over 168,000 gallons of thick residual fuel oil spilled into the bay after a container ship collided with a fuel tanker. The effects of the oil spill were catastrophic for for the people living and working near Galveston Bay, and the wildlife that inhabits those areas.
But Actually How Bad Was The Spill?
During the first weeks of the spill, responders and emergency crew were holding their breath, at a loss to say how bad the situation actually was. As in any spill of this magnitude, much depended on how the oil and water currents mixed. Common questions for responders and emergency crew in the Galveston Bay Oil Spill, and any others include: Would the oil float on the water or would it sink, potentially smothering valuable oyster beds below? Would the oil disperse in deeper waters or 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 or livelihood has been compromised due to an oil spill in Galveston Bay, contact Williamson & Rusnak – we have hands-on knowledge and expericnce with oil spills in Galveston Bay, and elsewhere in the Gulf Coast Region, and know what it takes to get the compensation you deserve.